Blue Dots in a Red Sea (Ep. 10)
Recruit and Run a Beloved Blue Winner
Perhaps the most important job your new Blue Man and Woman Group needs to do is to find candidates to run as Democrats and win! In a red county!
The last three national elections in 2018, 2020 and 2022 saw many liberal/left/progressive Democrats defeat Republicans in red states and counties across America. Every district, every county in the red states has thousands of people who are pro-choice, pro-earth, anti-racist, anti-gerrymandering and believe the way you believe.
If you are forming a new group of like-minded people in your area, make one of your first jobs be candidate recruitment. You must find the right people to run in 2024. Not the same old well-meaning folks who always lose. New blood! Fresh faces! Women, young adults, beloved citizens of your town. Not politician types. Just good people who will listen to voters and work hard to win their votes. Community heroes, progressive preachers, Girl Scout leaders, everyone’s favorite English teacher. When they run as Democrats, especially in red areas, now they often win. The effort to find the right candidates must happen now. Get with your friends and brainstorm a list. The right candidates exist on your street.
In this episode of Rumble, I lay out how progressives can win in red districts. It all comes down to casting!
Listen to Episode 10 of “Blue Dots in a Red Sea”.
Blue Dots in a Red Sea (A New Blue Tsunami Series)
Episode 1: Our Next “Impossible” Blue Tsunami Task: How to Win When You’re Blue in a Red State
Episode 2: You Are Not Alone. There Is Blue All Around.
Episode 3: They Are More Blue Than You — Or They — Know
Episode 4: It’s Time to Form Your Own Local “Democratic Party!”
Episode 5: “Need Help? Call the Democrats!”
Episode 6: Our Civic Duty — WE Must Attend!
Episode 7: Michael Moore’s 2023 New Year’s Resolutions: “More Democracy!”
Episode 8: Start Your Own Local Online Paper
Episode 9: Red States Need a Blue Sister City or Two
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"Blue Moon of Kentucky" — Bill Monroe
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