Now that the media’s Chris Christie frenzy is over – again – it is time for Tea Party and conservative movement activists to focus on what it is really going to take to beat Barack Obama and elect a conservative congressional majority: Organizing at the grassroots and selling the constitutional conservative message.
According to Gallup’s daily tracker, Obama has been at or below 40% approval since July and 49% of Americans think the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.
Key states, such as Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida that contributed to Obama’s 365 to 173 blow-out of the McCain-Palin ticket in 2008 are in play at this time.
This is a stunning reversal for Obama and Washington’s big government elite and an encouraging sign for Tea Party and conservative movement activists across the country.
Here’s the bad news; the Republican presidential candidates are playing the campaign by the national media’s made-for-TV script and hammering each other over issues that have nothing to do with Obama’s job performance and the dismal state of the U.S. economy.
With Republicans fighting over issues that are irrelevant to beating Barack Obama, no wonder the GOP primary polls are on a roller coaster. We need to concentrate our energies NOW on building-up our local grassroots Tea Party and constitutional conservative organizations, so we become the focus and drivers of the Republican presidential sweepstakes. The more organized at the grassroots we are, the more likely it is that the campaigns will respond to us and our demands for an end to business-as-usual in Washington and a return to a government of constitutional limits.
If you want to make a real difference this campaign cycle DO NOT WAIT to establish your Twitter account, build your followers list and make a habit of updating regularly, establish a facebook page for your local Tea Party group, set-up fan pages for conservative candidates, blog about where the candidates stand on the issues, and most importantly, build and maintain your email and texting lists – and then get to work pushing the Republican candidates to focus on the issues that are going to decide this election – jobs, the economy and the fearsome growth of federal power under Barrack Obama and the Democrats in Congress.