(You can stop a repeat, Knock on Doors and make calls. - promoted by Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno)
In 2010, the MASS GOP felt like it had momentum going into the statewide elections. In places like Worcester and Plymouth Counties, where the GOP field volunteers were strong and had excellent "Get Out the Vote efforts" our candidates did great. Statewide... different story.
On the eve of 2012 elections, the environment is strikingly similiar to 2010. If you recall, In late September, October of 2010, the Statewide Democrat Candidates went silent. They avoided the press, started pulling from debates and forums. The Reason: Internal Polls showed they had all taken substantial leads over GOP candidates.
Warren has now followed same approach... Deja Vu?
How did the lead occur -
#1) Our Candidates began to waffle on the issues which make us Republicans... and started losing their own base.
Pander to Emily's list.. distance yourself from the National GOP... deny our National Republican Platform... Deja Vu?
#2) Folks underestimated one man : John Walsh.
Do not underestimate the brilliance of this man.
He is tactical and a master of identifying who their supporters are, logging them in a database and making sure each and every one of the supporters shows up on election day.
Their phone banks are busy, they are literally checking off every voter in the commonwealth. They know who will be showing up to vote, they know who is voting for Brown and who is voting for Warren. And have no doubt - he will get them out to the polls and their poll checkers will call in every hour with who has voted - and who has not. And they will drive them to the polls if they have to.
Remember, Standouts don't win elections, lawn signs don't vote. Our State GOP needs to have a very disciplined Get Out The Vote effort.
I hope there is a master list of every voter in the commonwealth that the State GOP is maintaining. I hope every voter has been called and been identified as either Warren or Brown or Undecided. I hope they are doing more than the Democrats.
In 2010 the State GOP stated they were doing this... in actuality, they did not.
Im hearing that once again we are doing this... but once again... Deja Vu?
And for goodness sake - This party needs to stand for something soon - otherwise we will hit single digit % registered Republicans -
Are We Republicans - or Democrat Lite!
Stand for something! Insanity!