This is the fifth email sent out to those who have expressed interest in building a unified conservative party. Please fill out the form at the bottom if you would like to receive future installments.
As many of you know, our intention has been to officially launch the party after the election. There have been calls for us to launch sooner and more than a handful of requests for us to endorse a third-party candidate such as Darrell Castle, Tom Hoefling, or Evan McMullin.
This election is extremely important. We understand that our support for down-ballot conservatives may not be enough to stave off the advancing liberalism, corruption, and ineffectiveness of government if we cannot prevent Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from sitting in the Oval Office. We’ve heard your requests and we’re reaching out to those campaigns. At this point, the only one with forward motion and an apparent, albeit longshot, plan to make an impact is McMullin. Therefore, we turn to you, the pre-party members. Please reply to this email with “Yay” or “Nay” on endorsing McMullin. This is more than a vote; if you have a compelling reason one way or another, please include that. We may anonymously publish some of those replies.
If the vote is against endorsing, we will not. This is going to be YOUR party, so my perspective holds no more weight on these issues than anyone else’s. If the vote is in favor of endorsing, we will only do so if, after speaking to McMullin and his team, we see a path to victory. Remember, we’re forming this party with the intention of making an impact, not a statement with our actions. Editorials and videos against liberalism are effective for making statements, but if we endorse it will be to help a conservative win office or to prevent more liberals from winning.
If a campaign cannot demonstrate the ability to win with our assistance, we will maintain our stance of recommending voting with our conscience. We are going to unify the conservative movement under one party for the 2018 and 2020 elections. To do that, we are looking further into the future than this election.
It won’t be easy for anyone to win or we would have discussed this already. Other than a devastating blow to both top-tier candidates, the only possible way to have someone else in the White House is if both can be prevented from reaching 270 Electoral College votes. Even if this can be accomplished, the campaign that wins a handful of states will also need to demonstrate a strong national presence – at least 13-14 million votes – in order for the House of Representatives to select the third-place finisher over Trump. We believe we have a strategy that can help make that happen, but we will only play that card if the party agrees to support him AND they discuss their path to victory with us directly.
This new party will launch after the election. We will start to pick up the pieces from the 2016 debacle and prepare for future elections, but we must also have our eyes focused on the long-term success of the conservative movement. The nation is on the edge of a cliff staring at oblivion. One false move can send us headlong into the abyss. Consolidate, unify, and grow – those are the goals we must focus on in order to save the country from its leftward lurch. We thank you for participating.
Some have reached out to us about “saving the Senate” or the House. With the majority of Republicans in both chambers demonstrating a lack of principled conservative values, we will not be doing a blanket endorsement. However, if you have candidates that you believe to be conservatives and who are in tight races, please send us their names. Time is short and until now we haven’t had the clout to make an impact in those elections, but our numbers have swelled. We are willing to help in any way we can. Again, we will not just support anyone. They must be demonstrably principled.
Working Title Clarification
We received a lot of responses to the working title of Unified Conservative Party. I should have been more clear. This will NOT be the name of the party. A working title is one that tells the general theme and identity of a project. For example, the movie Casablanca had as its working title, “Everybody Comes to Rick’s.” We want to unite conservatives into one party that can be the true third option with a Republican Party as centrists and the Democratic Party as liberals. That is why we selected it as the working title, but the actual party name will be one that exemplifies our goals, beliefs, and principles as a movement. We are still playing with several names having whittled it down from hundreds. Thank you for your input; most of the finalists were recommendations from you. It’s not too late. We will be selecting and announcing shortly after the election, so get your recommendations to us ASAP.
When we launch following the election, we will light the beacon of conservatism for as many Americans as possible to see. This is why we have chosen to wait until after the election. Today, there are so many distractions and an accumulation of hard feelings surrounding the two major party candidates. Regardless of who wins, conservatives will need to find a political home that represents their values. Some will need this immediately. Others will learn over time that the GOP has left them. It is our job to get the word out now so that at launch, our beacon can be as bright as possible. Please tell everyone you know who would be interested.
Since this email was longer than normal, we’ll only give three posts to check out this week:
- With the GOP at its weakest, the time for a new conservative party is now: Let’s get the 800-lb gorilla out of the way before getting to the meat of the issue. Donald Trump’s rise and subsequent fall is not the cause of the Republican Party’s collapse. It has merely been an amazingly destructive symptom of the liberalization of the party for the past five decades. The eight years we had with Reagan were nice, but to the party they were a speed bump along the road to the middle. That has always been their desired destination. The GOP has quietly wanted to be the populist party since Goldwater’s defeat.
- On November 9, let’s give principles the primacy they deserve: There are hardcore supporters who have been there from the beginning for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It was these supporters who helped propel each to their party’s nomination and nothing that comes out between now and election day will change their minds. Most of the rest of us have been forced to take a hardline approach as well. In this late hour, the accumulation of October surprises will not change our voting preference. The surprises are THAT bad; Trump’s locker room talk is countered by Hillary’s Wikileaks corruptions which counter accusations made against Trump which counter Hillary’s attacks on the pro-life movement which counter… you get the point.
- Transitioning to a smaller government: In this excerpt from a radio interview, I discuss my views on how to reduce the size of government by transitioning individual departments, agencies, tasks, and studies either to the private sector or out the door completely. Until government waste is addressed, the tax burden will continue to prevent the citizens from living freely while the national debt continues to explode.
The Iron is Hot
Now is the time to strike. After the election, the GOP will attempt to sooth any hard feelings its conservative members feel. It doesn’t matter whether Trump wins or not. They’ll go into damage control mode to assure conservatives they have a voice. We haven’t had a substantial voice in the party for decades, but we always get hints of the potential. The Tea Party has helped to put conservatives in office, but the party keeps them on the fringe, never really accepting them as the heart and soul of the GOP. It’s time to give them their wish of being the centrist party. To do this, we need to act. We need to say that enough is enough. We need to unite behind principles first. We must start today.
Thank you and God Bless,