Thursday, November 01, 2012
Election Saturation And A Look At The Senate
I am convinced, if people turn out and vote, that we are headed towards an electoral win in the 345 range. That will only happen if we don't take our vote for granted. Every vote matters, please do not assume a victory and not vote. I have worked for a campaign where we lost by 19 votes. There is no such thing as a sure win.
A lot of Libertarian-leaning individuals, like myself, have issues with Mitt Romney and the Republican leadership. We are going to have to keep them honest, but there is no denying that the country would be much better off under Romney's leadership.
If we are to repeal Obamacare, cut spending, reign in the federal overreach, and get Constitutional judges confirmed to the Supreme Court, we have to take the Senate back. As history has shown us, all-to-often, you have to have 60 votes in the Senate to get anything meaningful done. There is the ability to get to 60 Republican senators this election, but it will take every ounce of energy we have from now until election day to promote and support our Senate candidates.
Here in Wisconsin we have the chance to elect Tommy Thompson, which would be a pick up. Here is a good list of all the seats up for election. Don't buy into the false narrative that we can only pick up a net of three to six seats. A pick up that small, in this environment, would have to be considered a failure by the party. After this election, in 2014, the Democrats will have more Senate seats up for election again. Including in red states, like Alaska and Louisiana; in the 2012 and 2014 elections we could really run up our Senate totals and get some real progress made for once. We must not squander our opportunities. Starting in 2016 it will be the Republican Party with the most seats up for election so let's strike while the iron is hot.