Monday, September 27, 2010

Political gardens need good county chairs to nurture the crop

A garden of onions, like any garden needs constant tending to get the best the crop an be.  Onions are the flavoring of so many foods, and alone they are amazing!  What main course recipe doesn't have onions as a required ingredient?  Very few, indeed.  Onions are so important to our world to make things taste good, adding a dimension that none other can do, that we need to make sure their gardens are well kept.  So, too, is the political garden.  Without candidates filling governing positions, voters to put these candidates to work, the committees, legislators, senators, governors, representatives and alas, the President would not be where they are.

The political make up is like an onion garden with several layers, overseeing and getting the communication out to the people of our great nation.

The first layer is the national party chair.  This person needs to be the leader of the party in all things pertaining to the nations political arena.  The job is vital in the platform and commitment of the party.

The second layer is the state chair.  This person answers to the national chair and carries out and extends the leadership of the national chair.  The state chair also oversees each county and keeps the communication between the national and state issues, etc.

The next layer is the district chair.  Each state is divided into districts, which includes several counties. The district chair is the communicator between the state and counties.

The county chair is the communicator between the state, district, and the citizens of the county.  This person is key in a more definitive way in that each citizen should know their county chair.  The county chair should, therefore be a person who is out there communicating with the citizens and forming the final layer, which is the precinct chairs.  Each county is divided into precincts.  These precincts are the key to getting out the voters, the information about candidates, local issues and legislation, and educating them in all the elements of government.

So, of all the above layers, the county chair is the epitome of the political machine.  This is a grassroots position!! The county chair should be the person of influence and inspiration to all local citizens.  The county chair must be both energetic, neutral, and charitable to all the people in the county.  A coach, a mentor, an educator, and a good friend to the local citizens.  The county chair is the key to all things political to a county, state, and in turn the nation!

Do you know your county chair?  If you are a registered voter, they should know you or else they are not doing their job!

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