My Favorite New Blogger
There’s a new blogger in town, and I like him. There is just a few posts up so far, but this will definitely become a must read in the next 2 years as Republicans in party leadership positions try to grasp what really went wrong and how to fix it. Obviously I am very worried about Minnesota, but it is good to know someone like this isn’t giving up on conservatism.
Yes, it was pretty sad to know we passed a budget for 2007 for the MNGOP with no money to discuss the issues with Minnesota voters, but as I was reminded by his
blind loyalists, this is Ron Carey’s party.
Well that’s fine but if the MNGOP continues to rely on Pawlenty and Ron Carey to personally express conservatism in digestible and understandable ways to voters we’re screwed. I’d encourage and offer House Minority Leader Marty Seifert help in getting him into blogging. He’s the one bright spot I see for Minnesota politics now.
He’s not afraid to be a conservative, and I have the strong feeling he will draw more people to him than those trying to move to the crowded populist center. Then again leaders lead, control freaks try to do every thing themselves. Hmmmmmm.
It will be left up to Seifert, bloggers, and talk radio to win the hearts and minds in 2007, as the MNGOP has surrendered the debate it appears. I accept the challenge. I offer my assistance to Seifert and any others out there who want to build a netroots in Minnesota, and advise the state party and elected officials to stop ignoring blogs and thinking we’re useless crackpots.
With the Minnesota media, there has to be an concentrated effort to reach out to voters in other ways. KennedyvMachineÂ was the beginning of that here in Minnesota, and it cannot be the last. The media is going to be doubling down on their bias now that the DFL is in control. Unless Republicans, conservatives, and the MNGOP finally realize that blogs and the internet are the future of political activism, we will see little different results than we just did. More of the same will only provide exactly that.
Oh yeah, got off track, there’s a new guy trying to save conservatism in town, and guess what, he chose to start a blog. Hint hint, Mr. Seifert.