I’ve made that comment or something like it a number of times on Twitter over the past few months, and the recent elections in New Jersey and Virginia have borne me out. So what conclusion should that make ordinary, politically interested conservatives come to? It’s time, folks, to do it.
In 1993, I got very angry at my legislator for not returning my phone calls about a bill he was proposing in the legislature. So angry, in fact, that I decided he wasn’t going to run unopposed again in 1994. I beat him in a Democrat university town, and beat him again two years later. Turns out it was the perfect time to be going after the liberals — and that time is upon us again.
If you or someone you know is interested in running for office, I would recommend a number of preliminary steps — and I will be blogging about them over the next bit. Not anyone can run for office successfully — but if there was a time that was ripe for real conservatives to run for their local councils, legislatures, or even Congress against either Democrats or RINOs, this is that time.
Watch this space for more on how I did it (with a lot of help from my friends and family) — and for what to avoid after you actually take the steps to get running. If you’re interested in running for office, I would be happy to give you whatever advice and counsel I have to offer — RINOs need not apply (although my definition of a RINO is probably a lot more narrow than most of my conservative friends).