Stephanie, I'm so glad you started this forum. I have been debating whether this topic deserves a Group or Forum. I think we all need to discuss this issue. It is my personal opinion that while the rallies are a great tool in getting people excited and ready for action, thus far, there really has been no "action". I know the 2010 elections seem as though they are a long way off, but they really are very close. We all need to look for candidates who will run against the socialists currently in office (like Bart Gordon, Lincoln Davis, John Tanner and Steve Cohen). Judson likes Dave Evans for Bart's seat. He's been in the military and is a true conservative. We all need to get behind these candidates and help spread the word for them, whether that is running their phone banks, sending out flyers or just telling our neighbors. If you're reading this and there's someone in your district that needs to go, put their name on here and if you know of someone who is running against them that you like for their seat, put their name on here too. If there is NO ONE running against them, please start looking for someone who would be willing to run against them. Judson has said he would be willing to run a "training camp" for those who would like to run for office and don't know what to do. We need to take action before it's too late. Thanks!
Thanks for the links, Dave! I'm so tired of career politicians like Bart Gordon here in Tn who have been in office for 20-something years. He's a poor representative of the people and he needs to go. I was talking about him with some others last week and we think people are voting for him out of apathy as opposed to voting for him because he's the best candidate and they're excited by his ideas. It's the "He's already there and I haven't heard anything scandalous about him, so I guess I'll vote for him" mentality. I doubt most of the voters even know how he's voting (when he actually shows up to vote, which isn't often). Politicians like him need to be challenged.
Okay so..so far we have
Major General David L. Evans running to replace Bart Gordon..sounds good to me.
Of Course Chris Dodd (CT) is up for relection in 2010 I cant remember who is running against him but we need to get him out of office.
I am willing to do whatever i can to help get this idiots ( hope that wasnt hardh) out of office....and put good ones in their places. I think it is time to start the fight to get the lifers like Snow, Collins, Dodd, Spector, Ect out of office.
We have the TPN website. We should try to get the politicians who are running for office to expose themselves on this site.I assure You ,they will be asked the tough questions.We should then get behind the favorite candidate and promote them through out our community's.I am in favor of getting rid of Lincoln and Bart because both of them affect the districts where I preside.I don't know the others Sherry mentioned but I do know the other two are Duds.This is a great site for grass roots organizing because you now have the conservative activist ears.Maybe we should reach out to these politicians ,get them on this site.Let MYTPN be the go to site for political information.I don't know Dave Evans.I probably am distant kin seems all Evans in Tennessee and Alabama came from John Evans who migrated from NC in early 1800's."Sherry we need spell check on the Reply tab"
Lets find our Conservative candidates and get behind them.
Stanley - I LOVE your idea of having candidates on TPN. If nothing else, maybe TPN can sponsor "Meet the Voters" events where TPN members and their neighbors can directly ask questions to the candidates. We can find out if they agree with the TP movement and if so, we'll know we can help get them elected. Thanks for the idea! BTW - I need spellcheck on here too!