The NJ and VA Governor races are going to be used in the media against the tea party. We need to realize the uphill battle we fight while learning from our enemies that all is fair. We knew Christie would win NJ, whom is nothing more than a Rino. The race in VA was the more important one. With the third party candidate backed by the democrats to split the vote, we lost a very close race.
That is the tactic we need to embrace while running for our state legislative bodies. We run in the primaries on both sides of the isle and throw in third candidates in races where we think we can upset the vote into our favor.
As I said before, does it matter what letter is after your name, as long as you vote with the tea party's agenda and vote in favor of conservative values.
Actually, yes, this issue COULD be a problem, possibly. Whereas the independent got little of the vote but took away from Cucinelli, our guys could end up taking away from our strongest candidate. Also, the Democrats would ensure that our guys don't get the nomination for their party. Our better plan would be to field our own guys AND win over the voters, that way we could have them outspend the Democrat base like Cucinelli had to do with the Republicans pulling away from him.
Another problem is that any candidates will a D after their name will have that held against them by voters who are more or less on our side but don't like Democrats at all.
A better plan would be to start educating the voters everywhere, particularly in liberal strongholds (mainly big cities). If, for instance, we got rid of Emmanuel in Chicago and put in a conservative person, one who would move to end the power of the unions, particularly the teacher's unions, then we could soon try and show that we're better and win over Chicago. Most of Illinois south of I-80 would vote conservative or at least Republican. It's the liberal strongholds in Northern Illinois, particularly Cook County and the city of Chicago, that are ruining us in Presidential elections and such. Also, all the bad governors who mess us up come from them. We even got a liberal Senator from there who decided that he would be a President and he got elected twice. (You know who I'm talking about.)
If we beat down LA and NYC and Chicago and San Franciso and the like, the libs would be really hurt at the very least within the cities as well as in the national elections, provided that we win over not just the big cities but the voters as well.
Also, we've always been going to Congress and Obama and whining. Telling them to stop ObamaTax, Amnesty, etc, and most of them couldn't care less what we want.
While fighting the Republicans with our candidates is a good idea, we'll definitely still need to win over the people. We need at the very least to get the people already most on our side to all stop funding the Republican Establishment and only give money directly to the conservative candidates. That way we can turn the tide of intimidation and put the RINOs back on the defense. Heck, if we get enough moderates to join us, we could sometimes beat the libs and could certainly defeat the RINOs many times.