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Thursday, September 20, 2012

What if ...

... people voted in a strategic manner?

In a post at PA Gun Blog, Sage Thrasher makes a point that got me to thinking:

if you are a Democrat in Wyoming or a Republican in California, the electoral college guarantees your vote for president is a waste of paper.
There's been a lot of talk about how real conservatives don't trust Romney, and with justification (though I sense there's a coalescing of voters, holding their noses!).

So why don't conservatives (whose vote is destined to be 'wasted' anyway) in deep blue states start moving the Republican party to the right? How?

By voting for libertarian-oriented candidates in both the primary and the general election (and no, not necessarily Ron Paul!).

Unless there's a modern Reagan, California will not vote for a Republican ... they just won't. So why then, does the conservative electorate not use it's vote strategically? I don't mean voting for the most conservative Republican, I mean voting for the most conservative candidate regardless of party (and arguably, not in the Republican party).

The GOP will never get past their moderateness until they understand that they will not get conservative support until the GOP starts meeting conservatives needs.

The NRA understands this; look at what happened in TN. If you don't support us, we won't support you (and might even work for your opponent).


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