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Monday, January 05, 2009

Krusty Konservative: Without a vision the party will perish

Excerpted from this post at Krusty Konservative

... I spent some time this weekend reading the reaction and commentary of the candidate forum on various blogs and newspapers. ... If Gopal Krishna's absence from the forum means he is not running for chair, then there are three candidates in play, Danny Carroll, Matt Randall, and Matt Strawn. Now I know there are some who mock me for still mentioning Gopal as a serious candidate. I do so not because I'm naive, I do so because unlike Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney who refused to kill off John McCain when he was down, I want to see my prey mounted in my trophy room, not stealing a victory. ... I'm disappointed in the lack of vision the candidates offered. It seemed to me the debate was centered on the party platform, internal communication between the state party and county organizations/activists, and the use of new technologies. Those issues have been debated continuously in blogs, but I was disappointed that the issues debated ended there because even if executed perfectly, I doubt they make a major impact on outcome of the general election. Missing was any substantive discussion of fundraising. Sure every candidate says it's important and claim that they can raise significant amounts of cash, but to effectively raise money you have to give the donor a reason to give.

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