Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I'm back, as I said I'd be, to tell you more about the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee. This committee began in November with one goal in mind: to encourage Governor Sarah Palin to run for President of the United States in 2012. We have grown since then, strong leadership has been established, bylaws have been written, officers have been elected, but the goal remains the same. If you thought we were a social organization, nope! If you thought we were personal friends of the governor on special assignment, sorry I can't provide some drama there. We are neither. We are an FEC (Federal Elections Commission)-registered organization, and we are about the business at hand--and that business is to do everything possible to make sure Sarah Palin is elected the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and then elected to the White House. In order for that to happen, as you know, Sarah Palin must first run for that office. So the purpose of this post is to introduce you more fully to the committee, explain our goals, and hopefully answer any questions you may have so we can further grow our grassroots effort.
How does one encourage someone to run for office, especially the presidency? Well, first of all, I don't believe you can get someone to run who really doesn't want to run, who has nothing to offer, and who knows it. But someone who already has a heart to serve, who recognizes a call to lead, and who already has an enviable record is a different story. Make no mistake: Sarah Palin fits the bill. She is that one America needs, and I believe she knows it.
This is where our goal comes in: We have made it our agenda to encourage the fire that we believe is already ignited within the governor of Alaska. That's where that dirty four-letter word comes in: W-O-R-K--grassroots work. That's what we are. That's what we do. So in answer to the original question, you encourage someone to take a step by showing her that you have her back. You may never say a word to her personally, but your actions will speak loudly, and she'll hear them as far away as Alaska. You encourage her by getting your name on that petition asking her to run. Thousands and thousands of signatures will say to a potential candidate, "We're on your side. We've got your back. You can count on us. You just do your part, and we'll be the forces standing behind you."
Signatures, that's it? Of course not. That's just a start. Remember that four letter word? So you also encourage someone to run by signing up to volunteer. For some this will mean being a State Organizer or a Local Organizer. And what does that mean? That means building up a community of like-minded people by advertising and holding monthly meetups where you'll relax, have a bite to eat, and share ideas. Things to talk about are: Which newspaper can we get a press release to? Which radio station will advertise for us? Better yet, which station will put us on for an interview? While you're at it, discuss which organizations, specifically Republican organizations, are you a part of or can contact that you can educate about the committee, thereby getting more people involved? Maybe you can get a booth at an event. We were able to do so at CPAC this year in D.C., and we were able to display our banner before 20,000 people including Sarah and her family in Auburn, NY a few weeks ago. Both were very worthwhile and led to new, much-needed awareness.
Maybe being a State Organizer isn't your thing. Consider displaying a bumper sticker, or a lawn sign, or simply wearing a button. Consider contributing financially to our efforts, whether once or on a regular basis. As an Fec-registered group, we are authorized to raise funds, so please know that your donation will be well spent, if you choose to give.
We also have a monthly online newsletter that you can sign up for which will keep you abreast of what's going on with Governor Palin. You know the mainstream media has an outright disdain for all things conservative--and downright despises Sarah. Because of that, they have made it their life's mission to ignore positives about her work while they vomit vitriol upon her character. Other than Fox News, which works at being fair and balanced, you can't expect much from these so-called journalists. You can't count on them to give you the real deal. You need to be informed about the truth. The newsletter can help. Sign up for it, and sign up others, as well.
This is what it's all about. As a former girls' varsity basketball coach (2-time conference champions with a state-ranked team, I might add!), I used to tell my teams: "Take care of the little things, and the big things will take care of themselves." The kind of things 2012 DSC is advocating are the little things that will amount to something really big for Sarah and for America. President Obama had his ducks in a row long before 2008. He already had a grassroots army of people willing to donate, he already had the technology savvy to keep contact with these people, and he already had the media getting tingles up and down their legs as they drooled and swooned in his presence. He didn't wait till the last minute. And that's my word to those who think 2012 is too far away to think about. It's not. You don't start this kind of effort in 2012. Now is the time, and we can do it if we work together.
I have recently been elected the Media Director/Spokesperson for the committee, and we have some big plans to promote Sarah. We're aiming high, shooting for the stars, have our sights set on Limbaugh, Hannity, Ziegler, and O'Reilly. Yes, I know. Like I said, we're shooting high. But Sarah deserves that much. America needs that much.
Please note, as far as the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee is concerned, it's not about individuals; it's not about us. It's about understanding that Sarah Palin is the candidate who needs to win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. It's not about anything other than that. But we do need your help. Our Chairman, Randy Highsmith and I were talking numbers the other day. I was delighted to see growth, but Randy and I both believe those numbers should be higher. We need more people on board. I know for a fact that there are more Sarah Palin supporters than I could count in a day. I communicate with many of you on a regular basis. Your efforts will progress what we all say we want: Sarah in the White House. Chris Romano, the youth pastor of Generation Now, the youth ministry of my church, Rock Solid, and someone I used to coach basketball with, brought this motto to our team: "We are ONE!" In the huddle, one of the coaches would yell out, "We are" and the team would finish by yelling, "ONE!" That's the way it should be. We are together in our efforts, we work hard to make it happen, and we let nothing stop us.
To wrap this up, if you've heard about the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee but didn't really know what it's all about, now you know what's up: Sarah is what it's all about. Encouraging her to run is the sole goal. Right now she is committed wholeheartedly to the state of Alaska and is leading well there; that's her number 1 focus. But at some point she'll have to make a decision. Before she decides to take that step, she's going to want to see who's in her corner, who's in the fight, who's got her back. We want to be able to say to the world--to Sarah who will be listening--"This is your army of supporters right here. They've been with you all the way. They're from all 50 states, from several countries even, they're already taking on the media, spreading the word, meeting with folks, and shattering glass ceilings. They're moms and dads, preachers and teachers, fishermen and businessmen. They're college students and military men and women. They're small donors and large ones. They're people who believe that you're right for America--and they've committed themselves to not only talk the talk, but as you say, they're walking the walk. Here we are--millions strong."
Let's make it happen! Go to http://www.2012draftsarahcommittee.com/. Contact the Organizer in your state, and if there isn't one, sign up to be one! Sign the petition. Sign up for the newsletter. Give a donation. Do whatever you can to make it happen. The time is now. Let's move forward with the true change that America needs, for Sarah Palin is--without a doubt--what our 2012 banner states: "A New Energy for America."