- One set of rules for ALL
- Reduced government
- Reduced taxation
Sunday, July 10, 2011
The tactics of the small political party
Your weakness is your strength- you have no need to try and appease the great unwashed, as you will not have the numbers to win an election outright.
So don't try.
Do the bidding of your party members and appeal to those who may be persuaded to swing in your direction. When I write a book, I intend it to appeal to a certain market- you can't please everybody and it is futile to try.
To win a war, you have to win a series of battles first. Focus on holding your 5%, then on growing it.
ACT- you got it right in raising the point of pandering to radicals who will NEVER support you. Total stupidity and a kick in the teeth to your party faithful. NEVER support or make deals with those who are 180 degrees apart from your core values.
Never forget KISS- don't put too many issues on the table. This is a mistake the Libertarians make- they put the whole deal out there. Have it easily accessible on a website, but use the MSM to focus on no more than three key issues:
That's enough for the proles to take on.
KNOW your demographic. What they like, what they don't like- on and off the record.
REMEMBER- if the opposition isn't screaming, you ain't hurting them enough. Make those piggies SQUEAL!
DON'T let them dictate the terms of debate. Call a spade a fucking shovel and don't be so bloody timid about it.
WIN- they will not play nice- don't bother trying and the best time to get the boot in is when the other player is down. This is not cricket. Politics is war.