By Ann Hall, Blanco County Republican Chairman
In the New York Times best seller, 2010 Take Back America: A Battle Plan, Dick Morris and Eileen McGann write: Politics is no longer a spectator sport. Those in the grandstands must leave their seats and come down on the playing field to help their side score. That is the key lesson of the Obama campaign. He didn’t just have supporters. He had campaign workers – millions of them. Every caller who dialed Obama’s headquarters in 2008 was greeted with a question: “What can you do for us?” p. 295
The Blanco County Republican Club will meet Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at the Pedernales Electric Auditorium in Johnson City. The speaker for the meeting will be the Republican candidate for The Texas House of Representatives, District 45, Jason Isaac. District 45 consists of Blanco Hays, and Caldwell counties. The meeting will begin at 7:00 but plan to come at 6:30 to have additional time to visit with fellow Republicans. As your county chairman, I hear many Republicans complain about the mess that the U.S. is in right now, the state of the economy, and healthcare. In the March primary election, 1,798 Blanco citizens voted in the Republican primary. Imagine now that those 1,798 people worked together to insure that a Republican replaced a Democrat in the November 2010 elections for the Texas House of Representatives, District 45 seat. Imagine that instead of moving closer to Socialism, Texas worked to move back to the Republic that our forefathers established. To do this, you must leave your seats in the grandstand and come down to the playing field. To keep Texas a Republican state, it is time to move away from being a spectator and become a player. How? Jason Isaac and all of the other Republicans on the ballot for November, 2010 are asking, “What can you do for us?” What you can do is the following: attend meetings and meet the candidates, contact all of your family and friends by email or phone and encourage them to support the candidates you support; offer to post a campaign sign on your property; contact neighbors and help them get registered to vote prior to October 4, 2010 (the last day to register prior to the November 2 election), and finally, make a donation to a candidate, if you can afford to do so. For conservatives, such as Jason Isaac, to win in November, they need more than supporter, they need campaign workers. They need Blanco Republicans to become involved. Plan to attend this meeting and bring several friends with you.