November 5th, 2009 8:00 am | by Marc Gallagher | Published in Activism, Commentary, Constitution, Election, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Peter Schiff, Politics, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Ron Paul Republicans, rule of law | 6 Responses
Republicans displaying their “Red State pride” following the results of Tuesday’s elections need to face reality. The two GOP gubernatorial election victories in Virginia and New Jersey were unsurprising and expected. Now if a true limited government conservative beat out Bloomberg in the New York mayoral race there would be a reason for celebration.
The reason Bob McDonnell beat out Creigh Deeds in Virginia was not because McDonnell represents some new style small government Republican. McDonnell won because Deeds made campaign mistakes. McDonnell made none. Deeds lost the race more than McDonnell won it.
The same is true for the New Jersey race. Corzine, a former chairman at Goldman Sachs, easily became a scapegoat for a failing economy and political corruption. So, he lost.
What Tuesday’s election results really demonstrated was a lack of conviction for either Democrats or Republicans. When the political spectrum shines red, then blue, then red, then blue, over and over again something tangible comes to light:
America is not rooting for either party to win. America is rooting for the underdog.
After 8 years of Clinton, George W. Bush was the underdog. In 2004, Bush was still the underdog largely due to his perceived strength (however false it was) in fighting “those who attacked us on 9/11″. That quickly soured so much that by 2006 the Democratic Party was the underdog so they won control of Congress. If Bush was up for re-election himself in 2006, he’d have lost.
The 2008 election cemented the underdog theory with America getting the chance to elect the first African American President. McCain, largely a Bush twin, had no chance.
Tuesday’s election results demonstrated that the Republicans are now, once again, the underdogs. This bodes well for them in the 2010 election and it could carry over to the 2012 Presidential contest. Of course, that depends on who has the perceived power at that time.
The point of this “underdog theory” is that we are not happy with the blue nor the red team. When the time comes we just want to take away power from whichever team has it.
For liberty champions this eternal game is growing extremely tiresome.
When everyone buys into the two team league yet no one wants either team to finish in first place, isn’t it time to expand the league?
It just so happens that there is a liberty-loving team already in place ready to be added to the league. Here are their names:
- Rand Paul
- David Hedrick
- Adam Kokesh
- Peter Schiff
- Ray McBerry
- Chris Simcox
- Debbie Medina
- Bill Hunt
- RJ Harris
- John Dennis
- David Ratowitz
- Jake Towne
- Randy Brogdon
- Robert Broadus
- Collins Bailey
- Jaynee Germond
- Bob Parker
- Bill Connor
- Peg Luksik
These are the candidates being celebrated today on the anniversary of Ron Paul’s 5th of November money bomb. To learn more about these candidates please check out ThisNovember5th.com. If you find a candidate you like, then please don’t hesitate to support that candidate with a generous donation.
These are the real underdogs and outcasts. Let’s help make them winners and keep them winning.