Trump’s landslide victory in the straw poll at CPAC amassed three times as many votes as the distant runner-up Ron DeSantis, and was Trump’s record-setting sixth victory in that poll. That doubles the career victories by President Ronald Reagan in that same poll, and exceeds the four victories by the last GOP presidential nominee prior to Trump, Mitt Romney.
Trump’s speech at the well-known conservative confab was reminiscent of the Declaration of Independence in listing the grievances of the American People against the globalists who have run our country into the ground. Even the New York Times appears to agree with Trump in warning against further entanglement by the United States in the NATO war in Ukraine. Steve Bannon quipped about the rivals to Trump, “We don’t have time for on-the-job training.” Trump’s rivals look like the seven dwarfs compared with Trump, and just imagine how much he can accomplish in a second term without anti-Trumpers like Ryan and Toomey on Capitol Hill. Like General Douglas MacArthur vowing to return and then doing so to liberate the Philippines during World War II, Trump has vowed to return to the White House to finish the job he started.
However, outside of the presidential election, very few people pay any attention to the primaries even though that is where the action really is. It simply isn’t good enough for a candidate to belong to the correct political party. No one makes you take a test to prove you are a conservative before accepting your filing for candidacy under a particular party. Instead, it is up to the grassroots to thoroughly vet our candidates long before we ever get to the general election season. If you are looking for the right place to get involved in the election process, start with the primaries. Pick a candidate who aligns with your values and exercise your right to make your voice heard.
If the legacy of Phyllis Schlafly has taught us one thing, it is that success for the conservative movement starts at the grassroots, comes to fruition in the primaries, and is harvested in general elections and the policy that follows. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history!