John Ransom

I bet you thought I was going to say "Go out and vote for Romney."

Yeah you can do that TOO, but if you really want to push back all the hopey changey stuff, here's a better idea: Get involved in politics at the local level.

Run for school board or town council and REALLY be a conservative.

Shut down the corporate welfare types at the local Chamber of Communists, tell the teachers union "no," kill that library tax that will go to subsidizing the checkout of thrilling educational videos like Desperate Housewives, Sex in the City and Dark Shadows.

These are the battles on which future election contests hinge.

Here's what we did in 2009, from the Denver Post:

Voters turned out in record numbers for the school-board election in Douglas County, electing four new members who had been endorsed by the Republican Party.

"Voters spoke pretty darn loudly, and we'd be well advised to listen to what they say," said John Ransom, chairman of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee.

Piton Foundation education program manager Van Schoales, who said he's been watching the Douglas County race from a distance, described the new board members as a group of "free marketeers."

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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