Examiner D’Annunzio 2 061910
In just three days, Republicans who care and are motivated will go to the polls and nominate the man who will challenge Democrat Kissell in November.
Not many will go. Runoffs like this are notorious for generating a low turn-out. This means that each and every supporter of Tim D’Annunzio who votes will have the power of a stampede of angry bulls.
That’s a lot of power. It’s yours. You need to use it.
Liking Tim D’Annunzio is not enough. Not anything at all, really. It’s just a warm and fuzzy emotion. You have to get up, go out, and take a stand. That’s an action. That counts.
Harold Johnson has a machine. People don’t love a machine. They may follow it with their minds. But not with their hearts.
Tim A’Annunzio has a cause. People will fight for a cause. Many have died for causes they believed in. Americans fighting in desperate battle. They valiantly put their lives on the line for the cause of freedom. For their families. Their homeland. They are still doing it today.
That is your mission. It’s not a dangerous mission. But it is a truly important one. There will only be danger if you fail to act.
Act for a cause. Go and vote for Tim D’Annunzio on Tuesday. Just do it. Load your car up. Take your neighbors. Take your friends. Take your mate, your grown kids, and your sweet old granny. The more the merrier. It’s a chance to get together and do something truly important and worthwhile.
Tim can win this runoff. I believe he will. After he does, he can build his momentum and take the Eighth District Congessional seat from the Democrats. That’s huge. That’s a power play. That really matters.
In a recent interview, I asked Tim D’Annunzio if he had a battle plan – a winning strategy – to disappoint Harold Johnson and his clubby mainstream GOP buddies in this contest.
Tim said, “Joshua,Chapter 8.” That is what he said. And here is how he explained it.
“Joshua, Chapter 8, is the story of how the Israelites had been put to flight in some of their recent battles, and God tells Joshua to take half his forces and hide them on the side of the roads. Then go up against the city of Ai again, but showing only half the force.
“When the enemy, seeing only a weak force, comes out of the city to attack, act like you are going to run away. Then, as you’re running away, the Israelites who are in hiding on the sides of the roads should come out in an ambush that leads to victory.
“I’m thinking that, in the same way, there is this group of people no one knows are there – hiding on the sides of the road – waiting to come out on election day . . . (he pauses) . . . look, I believe in a big God. I think, if it’s His will for me to win, it doesn’t matter what the polls say. Doesn’t matter what the odds are, I’m going to win.
“If He has a different plan, that’s what’s going happen. Either way, I’m fine with it. Of course I have my preferences with how I think it should play out, but I always try to come back to that final understanding – no, not my will, but Thine be done.
“I believe that truly it is God’s will that is contained in those pages, and I believe this is the plan God has for me.”
Tim has said that it would take “a miracle” to win the runoff election. I asked him if he believes in miracles.
“Well, absolutely. That is how I would classify a victory in this case under any circumstances. But I do sense there is some sort of silent groundswell out there that will be ignited on the day of the run-off. And what I would tell those people who are waiting in ambush is to attack at the polls and win this election. Just get out and vote. Put the power that God gives us into action.
“I knew this time would come, the attacks would come. This is the way the enemy always works. They always attack in this same way. One of the reasons they do it is because it is so damaging and effective.
“For us, when these attacks come, rather than ripping into them in any depth, we must run from them, just as Joshua did in God’s battle plan. Run from the attacks and the demonization. That’s where we lose. These same attacks are going to come, and they have.
“It has been widely reported that the polls have turned against us. This is directly related to these negative attack ads. But in our own poll we asked what would voters think if they knew that the attacks were completely unfounded and baseless? With that question, we returned to our position in the lead and winning.
“So we are just trying to get this message out – the attacks are baseless. Just misrepresentations and mischaracterizations, exaggerration in the extreme of events that have happened in the past. That’s where our full effort will be now. Getting our message out. And we believe that will get our people out.”
This note from our friend Jonathan Y. Alligood: “Early vote today for TIM D’ANNUNZIO at your local Board of Elections in the NC-8. Those of you in the NC-13, please vote for BILL RANDALL. Now is the time to decide and ensure that we have true conservatives running for Congress in November. JUST DO IT!!!”
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