This article was brought to my attention early this morning, and it was like the “coup de foudre”: everything I’ve long been preaching about strategy, messaging and social media came together.
I’m hoping every Constitution-loving patriot reads this, and that we bring on board great minds, über techno geeks, and military tacticians to replicate this model across our great Republic.
I wrote an article in 2012 titled, The Great MSM End Run, and this Jim Pettit article, combined with my older piece, might just be the seeds of a plan that could right the course of our nation!
Read on, and please share this like mad! 2016’s a comin’ and we need to ignite a Patriot Revival!
By Jim Pettit
National political pundits have described Maryland’s gubernatorial election, in which Republican Larry Hogan defeated Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, as a “nuclear explosion.”
Conventional political wisdom indicated a GOP spark was not possible in blue-state Maryland, much less an explosion. What set it off?
Before launching a formal campaign bid, Hogan set up what amounted to an exploratory committee. Instead of following the typical campaign script of announcing a possible run and then gauging the reaction among donors, the media and potential supporters, Hogan launched Change Maryland two years ago, attracting over 125,000 social media followers.
This set up a media platform enabling the future candidate to get out some sobering facts about Maryland’s economy.
The problem in Maryland for any Republican eying statewide office is that elected officials like Gov. Martin O’Malley, whose term began in 2007 with Lt. Gov. Brown, controlled mainstream media and the resulting narrative portraying the state as a beacon of prosperity. Anyone who spent time in Maryland knew better.
In western Maryland, people talk about moving to Pennsylvania where…