The New Hampshire Republican Volunteer Coalition (NHRVC) is looking to establish itself as a 'boots on the ground' civilian army, recruiting and training activists and campaign volunteers to support what they call 'Real Republican party candidates.' What exactly are 'Real Republican candidates?"
Their Mission statement defines them in just a few words.
“We are a grassroots coalition of highly motivated volunteers, working to elect articulate and principled Republicans who stand for low taxes, fiscal responsibility, free enterprise, individual liberty, and most importantly, the U.S. Constitution.
Our organization is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and training Republican Party activists and campaign volunteers in New Hampshire.
NHRVC welcomes the membership of any citizen who supports these principles and is willing to get involved”
Given the extensive web presence of Republican, libertarian, and right leaning liberty-minded groups already in place, it will be interesting to see if the NHRVC can attract fresh volunteers from outside the existing right of center political web-culture. If they can create enough new interest, and co-ordinate that with the information and tactical experience already in place, it could go a long way togetting more 'Real Republicans' elected to office.
And without knowing it they may be setting themselves up for something even bigger.
Even modest success at recruiting, supporting, and deploying activists and volunteers willing to walk and talk New Hampshire for 'Real Republican' candidates could blossom into something larger than the sum of its parts. This is becasue anyone running for office who believes they fit the mission profile may feel compelled to seek out their assistance. This creates a kind of interaction that could make the NHRVC into a centralized grass-roots web presence in the state; a clearing house for the kind of campaign information, co-ordination, and physical resource sharing that has made the Left the popular blond at the party in 2006 and 2008.
No matter what happens, the goals NHRVC and the Republican party,would be well served by such an evolution wherever it happens.
The NHRVC is still in its infancy, but it has a simple mission based on simple principles and that's bound to attractsome interest. Anyone who shares or supports these principles is invited to check them out.
(Disclosure: I recentlysubscribed tothe NHRVC and participate in their discussions)