Friday, January 1, 2010

Conservatives Don't Be Embarrssed in 2010

Massachusetts is having a special election for the the late Edward Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat. Third term Republican Massachusetts state senator Scott Brown is campaigning for the seat. The special election is January 19th, 2010.

What makes this election interesting is that Scott Brown could possibly be a obstacle to the Democrats power grab and takeover of the U.S. Health Care system. He has pledged that if given the chance he will cast the 41st vote to kill it. That is Game On for me!

This election came to my attention via the normal conservative channels of Twitter, Facebook and conservative blogs like Red State, Hot Air, Gateway Pundit, etc. Ok, fine, now lets see what we can find out through the Massachusetts Conservative blog sphere!

That sound you hear? Crickets! Chirp, chirp, chirp.

How is it I have hundreds of Massachusetts conservative followers on Twitter and there is little or NO conservative blog presence concerning this race?

Here in Virginia we have a plethora of Republican, libertarian as well as conservative blogs which to pull information from and to disseminate either through Twitter, Facebook or blogging. Its truly amazing the "electronic footprint" of the Virginia political blog sphere. No doubt, it has taken years to develop and gain connections, followers and contributors. They are not just Washington DC beltway blogs either. They stretch the whole state from Richmond, Virginia Beach, and yes even South West Augusta County. These are dedicated, principled, and hardworking people trying to stay connected not only in Virginia politics but also on national issues such as Health Care.

Now let me backup a moment. For the past year the Tea Party movement has been a huge success including the 9/12 groups. The mode of operation was to have people to collaborate via Twitter, Facebook, You Tube and blogs. What some may call "pushing information" out to the people to share their experiences of what worked and what did not. So today if you want to find information about the Tea Party there is an abundance of information available via the Internet.

Now back to the Massachusetts special election. So we have a special election and little or no blogs which to pull from to help push information about this candidate or his opponents. Little or NO current blog posts, Little or NO collection of pics, limited You Tube videos, can be found on the Internet about this race except MSM outlets which are down playing this election (on purposely maybe?).

Here we have a great situation to help someone kill the Democrats power grab and takeover of the U.S. Health Care system but little or no local information to pull from. This has to change, local conservatives need to contribute more.

If conservatives don't want to be embarrassed in 2010 they need to start building their local "electronic footprint" now!

Here are a few things I know about here in Virginia that help me research and stay connected and help push information:
1. Get on Twitter, Facebook, You Tube.
2. Start a blog, blog what you interests you.
3. Use Google Reader to set up and monitor your favorite issues, blogs and topics.
4. Use BlogNetNews - monitor you local blogs
5. Use Google Alerts to set up and monitor your topics or issues via email.
6. Use your Blog Roll to reflect other sites of interest to you.
7. Make sure your Twitter and Facebook identity is on your blog somewhere.
8. Take pictures and video and get them posted.
9. Have Fun!
10. Win in 2010!

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Considering the Virginia GOP landslide and New Jersey Governors wins this past November elections, If Massachusetts Republicans can't win now? Then when? Why not State Senator Scott Brown?


  1. Good post! I will ask my sister who lives in Boston to vote.