Thursday, September 15, 2005

Let the Revolution Begin!

It is official. I am gunning for the 2012 elections. We have seven years to get the word out for a grass-roots political coup de ta. We have to build a political party, find candidates willing to run on the ticket, and get on the ballot in all 50 states (much harder in some states than others.)

To win this we need name recognition. People won't vote for who they don't know. We should also separate ourselves from the "other" independent parties such as the Green and Libertarian parties. They have already generated an image as extremists. We will be running as and for the common man.

The young vote won't be a problem as I am a member of the MTV generation. The geek vote will also be easy as I am a sys admin. The problems will be the regular voting public that are either Republican or Democrat because their mom and dad were.

We HAVE to shake things up. We could take publicity ideas from those at moveon.org. As much as I disagree with their rhetoric, they have name recognition. At the same time we need more than just a presidential candidate. A president without a voice in Congress is a lame duck, taking fire for the mistakes of Congress and getting no support.

So, where should we start first? Spread the word to your like-minded friends and send them here. Lets get some extra brains in on this and come up with a better game plan.

2 comments:

Angel said...

Hmmmm - I'm running on 8 hours of sleep (collectively over the past two days) - so I'm really not much help to you, at this very moment. But I will keep in mind all you've suggested, and how you/we can go about setting things up the right way.

MIKE FOR PRESIDENT 2012!

- Angel

JC said...

Moveon.org for the centrists.

Great Idea! Maybe now that the extremes of both parties have begun to tear the country apart, centrist political ideas will seem exotic, just as the extreme conservatives re-invented their image in the 80s.