Live Together, Die AloneNovember 19, 2014 - Author: newscoma
I was reading recently about sometimes people try too hard. I mean, our entire lives we’ve been told not to put the square peg in the round hole because it just won’t work. Since the election, I’ve heard a lot of people say we need to work harder. I know a lot of people worked hard this election, so I have some thoughts on that statement.
I have another idea, why don’t we figure out what we are going to do in two years now instead of waiting 10 days before the filing deadline. Don’t get me wrong, there were people out there doing just that but we lost in areas 20 years ago we would have won every box. Let’s talk communication strategy in rural and urban areas now instead of seeing what sticks. There are candidates for the TNDP chair’s race that realize that rebuilding the TNDP is going to take a lot of different elements to head into the right direction. The TNGOP has Red To The Roots, why can’t we build something that is Blue To The Bone. (Or whatever. You can call it Fred or Dennis if you want to as long as it is effective.)
I realize I’m preaching to the choir. I know this. I also know that there are some fantastic people out in this state who want to help. There may be people that don’t know that with the Republican Supermajority massive power right now, we are already seeing them eat their own. (Looking at you Womick and Harwell.)
This can be an exciting time. It can without a doubt because the dry-erase board is empty and there are a lot of good ideas that can be discussed in the coming weeks.
I like what my dear friend Steve Ross is doing right now, just a little more than two weeks after the polls closed. In full disclosure, Ross and I have been having these discussions for years to the point that we have preached them until our throats were raw, bloody remnants because in some ways, we have been yelling in a tunnel made of jello. He has a skill set and he’s using it to go in depth over particular issues that are prominent in our state right now. (PLEASE INTERVIEW JOHN JAY HOOKER BECAUSE YOU WON’T REGRET IT.)
Those of us who are passionate about politics know there is more to public service than holding elected office. What is your skill set and what do you want to do maybe a question to ask yourself.
Let’s ask ourselves the hard questions of what we are willing to do even if it’s hard, and that includes me, and then see what we can do for the common good to rebuild the party in this entire state from Memphis to the North Carolina line.
Yeah, it was a Lost reference in the photo.
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