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LandonCook
11-05-2008, 01:20 AM
Well, I wish I had something else to tell you guys, but I don't.
Lawson and I are in the same boat.

Searcy County Clerk
100% Precincts Reporting
Smith (D) *
2,691 65%
Walsh (R)
1,437 35%

This is a sad day for liberty...

The dems now have the House, Senate, Presidency, and soon to be the courts.


I am only 20 and will run again. I had many a congrats at how well I did for my first campaign, and to run against a 12 year incumbent. I will run again.

I'm taking many great things away from this.

1. I made mistakes that i've learned from, and I gotten much needed experience in
2. I've gotten my name out there and have already had many people ask me to run again
3. I will be running for a open seat in 2 years and will have a much better chance.
4. I've made many political friends, INCLUDING the man I ran against! who will be working on my side for my next campaign.


This should only make us want to work harder. Not only harder, but smarter. Walk softly my friends, and plans your next moves carefully. I'm already working on my votes for 2010.

Not to take a line from Obama but... Yes we can.
Good luck, and God bless.

m72mc
11-05-2008, 01:22 AM
good...you will do better next time :D

Nate K
11-05-2008, 01:22 AM
good effort. Landon you should move to NH and be state representative there, consider it.

LandonCook
11-05-2008, 01:27 AM
good effort. Landon you should move to NH and be state representative there, consider it.

No thankyou. I wouldn't move. I love where I live and I've already worked so hard for making a name for myself here. Plus I don't believe in the free state project.

literatim
11-05-2008, 01:30 AM
So what will you run for in 2010?

Nate K
11-05-2008, 01:31 AM
No thankyou. I wouldn't move. I love where I live and I've already worked so hard for making a name for myself here. Plus I don't believe in the free state project.

better luck next time then bro. You got 2 years, start working your district early!

WRellim
11-05-2008, 01:33 AM
Well, I wish I had something else to tell you guys, but I don't.
I was beat 2/1. Lawson and I are in the same boat.

This is a sad day for liberty...

The dems now have the House, Senate, Presidency, and soon to be the courts.


I am only 20 and will run again. I had many a congrats at how well I did for my first campaign, and to run against a 12 year incumbent. I will run again.

I'm taking many great things away from this.

1. I made mistakes that i've learned from, and I gotten much needed experience in
2. I've gotten my name out there and have already had many people ask me to run again
3. I will be running for a open seat in 2 years and will have a much better chance.
4. I've made many political friends, INCLUDING the man I ran against! who will be working on my side for my next campaign.


This should only make us want to work harder. Not only harder, but smarter. Walk softly my friends, and plans your next moves carefully. I'm already working on my votes for 2010.

Not to take a line from Obama but... Yes we can.
Good luck, and God bless.

You need to take a lesson from one of the MOST successful of young politicians ever... by the name of William Pitt (the younger).

THE most important thing is to select the CORRECT district (and job) to run for, and if you can "sneak in" (off year election, spring election, or special election* after death or resignation, etc) that's even better.

Trying to swim upstream is just not a practical way to get anywhere (about the only thing it accomplishes is to give you exercise & build muscles).

*Also of note is that Ron Paul was first elected in this way.

LandonCook
11-05-2008, 01:45 AM
You need to take a lesson from one of the MOST successful of young politicians ever... by the name of William Pitt (the younger).

THE most important thing is to select the CORRECT district (and job) to run for, and if you can "sneak in" (off year election, spring election, or special election* after death or resignation, etc) that's even better.

Trying to swim upstream is just not a practical way to get anywhere (about the only thing it accomplishes is to give you exercise & build muscles).

*Also of note is that Ron Paul was first elected in this way.

My duty is to take this country back from the depths of tyranny. I will need muscles.
Swimming downstream won't help you when the current changes, and you don't have the strength to fight it.

Knightskye
11-05-2008, 01:57 AM
EDIT: Ah, county clerk.

Where are the results listed, though?

They aren't here:
http://www.arelections.org/index.php?ac:show:allcontests=1&elecid=181

LandonCook
11-05-2008, 02:13 AM
EDIT: Ah, county clerk.

Where are the results listed, though?

They aren't here:
http://www.arelections.org/index.php?ac:show:allcontests=1&elecid=181

They don't post local.
I will post a picture of the paper that comes out Wednesday.

ClayTrainor
11-05-2008, 02:31 AM
Good effort Landon, you gained alot of ground for your first campaign.

The same goes for BJ Lawson. You both have built up a solid base of support to work with, and next election season, after the democrats have dug the hole even deeper, you will both be ready to jump up in the numbers, and possibly win.

Great effort man, and good luck next time :cool:

Expatriate
11-05-2008, 03:03 AM
Great job Landon. Even though you didn't win, I and many others appreciate your effort. The fact that you kept trying even when you were broke really accentuates your dedication.

You and I are still young. We may have lost he battle but we WILL win the war. Onwards!

Lord Xar
11-05-2008, 04:49 AM
That sucks Landon, you have a good head on your shoulders and I am sure you would have done a super job.

I can't help but think that Bush and Co. really destroyed what was left of liberty & freedom within the American consciousness. The voters have rallied to a mini-socialist and forget everything that what it means to be an american.

I wish he, Bush, reflects on this day and wises up to what he has done to the republican party and to the future of this country.

Take this bit of advice my father told me.. when I was going thru some trying times.

"Keep punching, kid"

speciallyblend
11-05-2008, 05:06 AM
remove the scarlet letter from your name?? R might help the next time ,people were over the gop and i am saddened for you ,but glad the gop got their asses handed to them on a silver platter. the gop got what they deserved and the only ones to blame for this are THE GOP LEADERSHIP!!!!

I will be working with my democratic friends and eventually might run as a town council in next election as a RON PAUL DEMOCRAT!!!

angelatc
11-05-2008, 05:30 AM
That does indeed suck! But I am thrilled that you will run again!

Start bankrolling for it now. :)

acptulsa
11-05-2008, 07:17 AM
I did not run for office as I am not sufficiently an attention whore to be able to stomach it.

To all those who did run in the cause of liberty, I tip my hat with the deepest of respect and admiration.

DamianTV
11-05-2008, 07:34 AM
Well, I wish I had something else to tell you guys, but I don't.
I was beat 2/1. Lawson and I are in the same boat.

This is a sad day for liberty...

The dems now have the House, Senate, Presidency, and soon to be the courts.


I am only 20 and will run again. I had many a congrats at how well I did for my first campaign, and to run against a 12 year incumbent. I will run again.

I'm taking many great things away from this.

1. I made mistakes that i've learned from, and I gotten much needed experience in
2. I've gotten my name out there and have already had many people ask me to run again
3. I will be running for a open seat in 2 years and will have a much better chance.
4. I've made many political friends, INCLUDING the man I ran against! who will be working on my side for my next campaign.


This should only make us want to work harder. Not only harder, but smarter. Walk softly my friends, and plans your next moves carefully. I'm already working on my votes for 2010.

Not to take a line from Obama but... Yes we can.
Good luck, and God bless.

You only fail if you quit.

You didnt quit. You stayed the course so you did not fail. And for that I have the utmost respect.

It doesnt mean that you lost either. What you lost was a TITLE. And what is a title? You are a Noble, and you are a Duke, and you are a Serf? These LABELS, just as BLACK or WHITE, CHRISTIAN or JEW should have no meaning any more. You are a HUMAN and that is all that you will ever need to be. Nothing more and nothing less than the rest of us.

So, you lost a title. This doesnt stop you from attending city council meetings or anything else where you can do your homework and lead the rest of the pubic that attend any of these meetings. It only goes up from there. Hell you can even pretend to sell out (have to keep that to yourself if you do, but please make sure its only pretend). Shit, we have a sort of black president now, really if you play your cards right, there is nothing stopping you from trying to be the next President of the United States, well except when you turn 35, have kids, hopefuly a supportive wife, and we havent blown ourselves to kingdom come by then!

hopeforamerica
11-05-2008, 07:37 AM
Landon,

Wonderful attitude! Get busy for 2010. Get a great website going, get very active in your political party, and get your name out there as much as possible. You are very young, and I applaud that you care enough to keep going! You will be a force if you remain persistent.

s35wf
11-05-2008, 07:58 AM
You are very lucky to have been "awoken" at such a young age. keep plugging kid. my hats off to ya! :)

Bryan
11-05-2008, 08:29 AM
Thanks Landon, keep up the fight.

westmich4paul
11-05-2008, 08:35 AM
I hope the loss does not defeat you guys. I hope the loss gives you the tools to work with starting today to build on the next election. See what went wrong where we need to recalibrate and get the ball rollling on What we as Republican's need to do to win the nect time around- get back to our roots of the Party platform and drum that philosophy home with our own party who has been so brainwashed to think that we could win with left leaning beliefs. The time is now to bring the right back into the GOP WE ALL CAN DO THIS BY SUPPORTING OUR pARTY AND DRIVING THE SIMPLE MESSAGE HOME. We lost because we were not on the same page with our Party's original platform. It only took Reagan 4 years to do this and we could easily do this now, because American's want instant gratification and in 4 years when the deficit is still ballooning, the dollar is still weak or weaker we can retake alot of races.

raystone
11-05-2008, 08:45 AM
Great effort, Corey !

bluemarkets
11-05-2008, 09:50 AM
great effort ...

you have the right attitude, learn from your mistakes, and redouble your efforts next time! Just think how many elections lincoln lost prior to the presidency!

BTW, anyway know what BJ's plan will be next time around ??

Matt Collins
11-05-2008, 10:03 AM
Don't run a race you can't win first and foremost. Both you and BJ never had a chance.


These districts ARE GERRYMANDERED FOR A REASON!



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ronpaulhawaii
11-05-2008, 10:21 AM
great effort ...

you have the right attitude, learn from your mistakes, and redouble your efforts next time! Just think how many elections lincoln lost prior to the presidency!

BTW, anyway know what BJ's plan will be next time around ??

Yes, Landon - Great job,

BJ remains a candidate, and will be starting up again, relatively soon...


Don't run a race you can't win first and foremost. Both you and BJ never had a chance.


These districts ARE GERRYMANDERED FOR A REASON!
.



Why Matt? Is winning always everything? And aren't our ideas strong enough?

...

Malakai
11-05-2008, 10:27 AM
You did great, especially considering your even younger than me hah!

Take care of yourself and keep spreading the word. Let the dems run it into the ground while we infiltrate the republican party!

LandonCook
11-05-2008, 10:45 AM
I've got the results up

http://www.todaysthv.com/news/politics/default.aspx

Searcy County Clerk
100% Precincts Reporting
Smith (D) *
2,691 65%
Walsh (R)
1,437 35%


I did have the most votes out of everyone who lost in searcy county. lol

georgiapeach
11-05-2008, 10:53 AM
Sorry you didn't win it, but I am glad you tried. Time to regroup and plan the next barrage.

RonPaulVolunteer
11-05-2008, 11:42 AM
Wow, you did EXCEPTIONALLY well! I know many people that ran for the experience. Not many win their first time around. Alan Stevo in Chicago knew he could not win, but ran anyway because he needs to learn what it takes to win, and sometimes you can only do that by running to lose. I and others here will be behind you for 2010.

drmarkmedman
11-05-2008, 11:45 AM
good job !!! better luck next time!!! i hope i will join you in a race of my own by 2010 i hope we both have better results

gls
11-05-2008, 11:49 AM
Why Matt? Is winning always everything? And aren't our ideas strong enough?



The Libertarian Party has been running no-win stacked races for decades. Obviously this has not lead to the implementation of libertarian ideas.

Walsh had the right idea running for a local office, but that alone is no guarantee of victory if other factors (incumbancy, gerrymandering) are working against one.

Matt Collins
11-05-2008, 02:40 PM
Why Matt? Is winning always everything? And aren't our ideas strong enough?Yes winning is the entire point of running a race in most cases, and apparently our ideas are not strong enough. But the reality is the electorate isnt strong enough for our ideals.

Running a race in which a loss is guaranteed is a foolish waste of time, effort, money, and resources. Oh, and it also lowers morale of the movement. If you are running to educate people, there are more effective ways to do it than to mount an entire campaign.

tpreitzel
11-05-2008, 03:06 PM
My duty is to take this country back from the depths of tyranny. I will need muscles.
Swimming downstream won't help you when the current changes, and you don't have the strength to fight it.

Indeed. Adversity builds character needed for the more important battles. Easy come, easy go. I like your tenacity. :)

slantedview
11-05-2008, 10:26 PM
Landon - impressive showing for having run against a 12 year incumbent. Always remember, even Ron Paul lost his first campaign for Congress.

You're a good example to us all, and of course, we'll be there for you in 2 years :)

LibertyEagle
11-05-2008, 10:53 PM
Landon,

I think you did amazingly well against a 12 year incumbent. You WILL win next time.

afmatt
11-05-2008, 11:04 PM
Landon,
Well done - you never gave up and from the sounds of it made some rather good contacts while doing it. I consider the money I sent your way well spent, win or lose. Let me know next time you run, try and keep in contact with all those that donated to your chipins, out of the folks like me that already gave to you you will have at least a start for your next race if you maintain the relationship somewhat.
May I suggest that if you have made a friend of the gentleman that won to ask him for some sort of (paid or unpaid) position assisting him somewhat so you can have that to point to when you run next time?
Bravo. And thanks for running.

LibertiORDeth
11-06-2008, 12:36 AM
Yes, Landon - Great job,

BJ remains a candidate, and will be starting up again, relatively soon...



Why Matt? Is winning always everything? And aren't our ideas strong enough?

...

Well that IS the idea...
Great job Corey, keep up the good work, I'll try to keep in contact over the next few years and we can both try in '10 and keep each other going.

literatim
11-06-2008, 12:47 AM
If Lawson continues campaigning, he will have a really long time to get out his name for the next election.