by Brian Scroggins
Published February 2009
Itís 2010 Already, Well Almost . . .
2010 will be the most important election in our lifetime for Nevada. No itís not a presidential election year. Itís the year that will determine how State Assembly and Senate Districts will be realigned (or gerrymandered) and will affect election outcomes in Nevada for the next 20 years. We are also scheduled for one or maybe even two new congressional seats. How will the boundaries for these seats be drawn? A lot depends on, strike that, everything depends on the 2010 elections. Why donít we gear up right now for municipal elections state wide and get some solid Republicans elected? We can then keep the momentum going for the next two years.
Looking at the numbers, not much has been done lately in the way of voter registration. We canít undo the past so letís get on with the future. The state and county parties need to get organized and get voter registration forms filled out. We need to get back to the shopping centers and DMVís, we need to go door to door and business to business, we need to send in editorials to newspapers, call radio talk shows and talk to our friends and neighbors. During the last election I was shocked that so many who seemed concerned about issues werenít even registered to vote. Conservative ideals arenít dead; on the contrary they are alive and well. The country has been in a vicious cycle for far too long. Democrats get elected and do nothing. Someone steps up with an idea like ďThe Contract for AmericaĒ and Republicans get elected because citizens truly like those novel ideas like limited government and fewer taxes. Republicans then get elected and donít do what they promised so they get voted out and the cycle seems to go on and on and on. We can win the war of ideas but we have to take the bull by the horns.
Finally, letís work together in meaningful ways and encourage
Republicans to not eat their young. When Republican candidates
trash each other in Primary Elections we are killing our farm team.
Of course there will be differences of opinion on issues but only
one candidate will win. Donít go with the scorched earth policy
on other Republicans. As Republican candidates promote your
ideas and ask citizens to vote for you because of who you are not
because of who your opponent is not. Remember Ronald Reaganís
11th commandment ďThou shall not speak badly about other RepublicansĒ.