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Today’s update will be shorter than most. There are several things in the works that need a little more time to play out, but it’s important for the new party that members are never left in the dark. In a political atmosphere where transparency has become a punchline, we want to maintain true transparency.
Here are some of our activities that are still in motion:
- Discussions with the Constitution Party: We have taken another (our fourth) shot at working with a preformed party. We’re closer than we’ve ever been, so those who have had hopes of us joining forces or even taking them over from a strategy perspective can hold onto hope a little longer. As previously noted, we will only work with them if they’re willing to adopt a strategy that makes an impact rather than the current strategy of making a statement. With the two terrible candidates at the top of the major tickets and a weak offering from the Libertarians, this should have been a slam dunk for the Constitution Party to get 2-5% of the vote or more. Instead, they’re projecting to struggle at getting 1/10th of 1%, which is where they were in 2012. If we can work with them today, great. If we have to outgrow and engulf them in the future, so be it.
- Job openings/volunteers: Our list of needs to fill as the core skeleton of the party is prepared and will be released the day we officially launch. This might seem insignificant, but I was surprised about many of the needs. So much of this party will be operated from the grassroots; it’s shocking how few of the jobs require political experience.
- 200+ new handraisers daily: Our initial projections were based upon 90-120 handraisers per day. Since October 9th, we’ve averaged over 231 per day with a couple of days spiking over 400. It’s important to note that our party growth strategy is a modern “viral” strategy, which means the bigger we grow, the faster we’ll grow. There’s no need to adjust our projections until after we launch, but this is extremely encouraging.
- New parties everywhere: Others who are forming new parties have been reaching out and we’re reaching out to any that we hear about. With our goal being to unify under a single conservative umbrella, it’s nice to know that so many are thinking along the same lines. If you see or hear of any parties, please alert them to contact me. We want to help bring as many conservatives together before the next election as possible. There’s no ego involved here; we aren’t here to compete or impede but to unite.
We’ve narrowed down the potential party names. We received nearly 400 recommendations and all but one of the finalists were recommended by you guys. This week, we will be releasing the names for you to vote on, so this is the last call for recommendations. Send them in quickly!
The question of whether or not to endorse Evan McMullin’s campaign drew a tremendous number of responses. While there are still votes trickling in, we can “call the race” and declare that we will be endorsing the conscience vote this election. Despite a flurry of votes that came in through the website after the article was shared to a pro-McMullin group, the majority chose to not endorse a Presidential candidate this cycle.
It’s important to understand that we will not be a party that exists to be a protest vote. We’re here to help conservatives win. We will face opposition from every side, which means we must be smart and righteous at the same time. In the battle for souls, Jesus defined what must be done much more eloquently:
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. – Matthew 10:16
Our political battle is not on the same scale as what they faced back then, nor is it as important, but the advice is applicable. The wise move for the party is to stay clear of this Presidential election because we are not in a position to make an impact. If your conscience says McMullin, Trump, Castle, Johnson, or any third party candidate, then vote with your conscience. Then, prepare for the next campaign to start on November 9th. That’s when we will start making our moves to pull America back from the precipice.
Here’s an article that was published for us at Moonbattery. I haven’t read the comments yet, but based upon the volume, I suspect I’ll be replying to a lot of questions, concerns, and outright attacks. This is what we must be prepared to face. The chaos on the right is based upon passions pulling us in so many different directions. We must be willing to face adversity head-on. At this stage, the person facing that adversity is me, so I’ll be setting aside a good chunk of time later today to reply to those comments.
Please remain diligent. We’ve received hundreds of questions and thousands of comments that remind us daily that we’re heading in the right direction. Our success at launch will be partially determined by the interest we’re able to generate before officially launching. Please continue to share our message and goals with friends, family, and those you can reach, whether through technology (social media, email, comments) or in person. We need as many people to raise their hand for updates as possible.
Thank you and God Bless,