What does LDS mean?
With 60% max showing up to vote, that is an excellent strategy. And you may not even need to convince them who to vote for.What to do?
Get your friends and neighbors out to vote!
Talk-up why they should vote as conservatives or Libertarians, rather than as Progressives.
Call attention to what the Progressives have, um, accomplished, and all of the harm it has done so far.
Don't waste your time trying to convert hardened Socialists, but rather move quickly on to more receptive minds and the fence-sitters.
Right on the money, jmf552, and if you are in an agricultural community, talk to the farmers. Feed store, hardware store, wherever you find them. They'll likely already be voting conservative, but they also have families, friends, and businessmen that may listen to themWith 60% max showing up to vote, that is an excellent strategy. And you may not even need to convince them who to vote for.
I had a conversation with a long standing VA Republican Delegate who was just about to retire. He told me, "Just get more people out to vote. A secret in politics is that higher voter turnouts tend to favor conservatives. People don't think that's true because of all the get-out-the-vote stuff the left does. But that is targeted at just getting out their voters and not voters in general. If you do a random get-out-the-vote effort, it will most often favor conservatives." I can't prove that is true, but he had been around the block.
Also, we know the demographics who are more likely to vote conservative. Despite the paragraph above, I do think it is important to get the right people out to vote. The following, except for the last one, are known conservative voting demographics:
Getting the right people out to vote may be more important than trying to convince people who to vote for.
- Older (Above 45 at least, above 55 even better)
- (I hate to say this, but research shows it's true) non-college graduates
- Military veterans (this one is huge)
- (This one is a guess for 2020, but I will bet I am right) Police and retired police
Another wild card for this election will be absentee ballots. With the pandemic, some election boards are encouraging absentee voting. My district gives you instructions how to fill out the absentee request form if you have health concerns about the pandemic and goes out of its way to say that is perfectly fine. Even this amount of time before the election you can help older people to sign up for absentee online and even help them fill out the ballot once they get it.
Right on. And even for the likely conservative voters, we have to keep them motivated. Too many people are likely to get depressed and want to say, "Why bother?" Also, a lot of likely conservative voters work and are busy (go figure). As important as elections are, some people mean to vote but either forget it's the day or get busy. If every conservative could just leverage one or two others, it would make a huge difference.Right on the money, jmf552, and if you are in an agricultural community, talk to the farmers. Feed store, hardware store, wherever you find them. They'll likely already be voting conservative, but they also have families, friends, and businessmen that may listen to them
I don't see how it's possible. If there are 60 to 70% Constitutional Conservatives, plus whatever percentage there are that are moderates, that don't leave very many liberals. Yet liberals win way too many elections.Who says they don't? Only the media.
I keep asking the same question?I have grown increasingly concerned about the future of our country. It seems that there is little an individual can do, aside from being politically active and donating funds to conservative candidates (both of which I have done). I do not want to see us lose this country to Marxists. I do not want to see us lose our rights, any of them. I am at a loss of what else I can do as an individual? Any suggestions?