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My, oh my!
This will be the mother of all podcast episodes Real People USA has done.
Incidentally, Real People USA has decided to make it official and announce our company to the public as Real People USA LLC, a political strategy company, helping political candidates campaign more effectively.
Real People USA LLC (RPUSA LLC) will be formalized in the state of California about the first week of August 2021. The goal will be to bring effective, systematic campaigning to GOP candidates to give them the best opportunity to win. RPUSA LLC believes candidates should win if they use a system.
Today's episode drove the decision to start RPUSA LLC because there is so much grittiness and drama in the political campaign world.
I got to start somewhere to give listeners some background on why this episode is being produced.
Here are few disclaimers.
It's okay for people to make money delivering products and services. Campaigning for office is delivering a service to voters.
"Caveat emptor" or "buyer beware" is applicable. Buyers must know the pros and cons of what they are buying and why they are voting for candidates.
This GOP consulting and donor money situation being discussed has been around for a long time. It's not new. GOP consultants have made fortunes helping candidates run for office.
Not everyone you meet is honest.
The 2020 presidential election showed me a few things about GOP consultants. Now, I'm not sure why I made some observations that stuck out like a sore thumb.
Maybe, I noticed a few peculiar things because I am more mature now than I was 20 years ago. Maybe, my eyes are more open and my brain is more laser-focused because I already run a business consulting firm where there is tremendous cross-over between business development and political campaign strategy.
Seriously, the same concepts used by my consulting firm to help attorneys, CPAs, dentists, plastic surgeons, insurance brokers and real estate brokers grow their businesses are almost identical to the system I designed to help political candidates campaign more effectively. I had to do very little work to start RPUSA LLC because many business development concepts are on par with executing a successful political campaign.
Here are some of things I observed which hurt candidates chances of winning, in order of severity, during and up to the November 3, 2020 election:
Candidates relied too heavily on social media. By far, Republicans using social media as a primary campaign tool was a disaster. Similar to the failure small business owners had with social media growing their businesses, political candidates got caught up on the hype of "likes", "follows", "reposts", "comments" and "trending" flags.
Candidates had no message to relate to voters. Candidates spoke often about their personal reasons for running for office. Veterans stated they were running to fix the Veterans Administration. Gun enthusiasts ran on supporting the Second Amendment. First Amendment advocates put free speech as a top campaign item.
Candidates had no hard numbers of voters who would likely vote them into office. Everyone used poll predictions. The only person running for office having a strong likelihood to win was Donald Trump. Trump's rally attendance numbers solidified his victory. If you have 30,000 to 40,000 people at your rally, this is a number that is hard to refute. For every 30,000 attendees, there were probably 90,000 who wanted to attend the rally but could not be there. Compare Trump's rally numbers to the miserable numbers Joe Biden had and it was clear that Trump won the election.
A new wrinkle about securing elections has emerged. Democrats can be expected to cheat in every election, moving forward. Therefore, Republicans need to counter the cheating factor with a validation system to prove Democrats are cheating or to use voter validation system to deter Democrat cheating.
During and up to the 2020 election, I connected with several Congressional candidates. Like I mentioned, maybe it was the new found maturity level that motivated me to pick up the phone and call several candidates in Florida, California, and Maryland. I felt I could help these candidates campaign more effectively.
The candidates, not knowing me, predictably turned down my offer to assist. Sadly, all of the candidates lost their races. As a side note, some of these candidates may have lost because of Democrat organized, widespread cheating. As we are seeing in the ongoing state election audits in Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, some of the losing candidates may have actually won.
I believe that here in California, some California GOP candidates may have easily won their races although manipulated voting data showed GOP candidates losing by 13% points.
Post 2020 election, some interesting Republican conversations and debates started happening. Even a Republican civil war broke out between several black Republican political pundits.
The first post-election event catching my attention was the major loss of America's black Republican newcomer, Kimberly Klacik, Maryland Congressional candidate who ran and loss against Kweisi Mfume.
Klacik's race is a clear example how social media and appearances of cable news channels like Fox News, News Max and One America News did absolutely nothing for her campaign. Klacik received only 28% of the vote. On a side note, it has been reported that Klacik's 28% was a better showing than the last Republican running against a Democrat in that West Baltimore congressional district.
But the fallout after Klacik's campaign was bigger than the election loss!
A black Republican pundit civil war broke out between Candace Owens, the leader of Blexit (blacks exiting the Democrat Party) and Klacik. Then, the Owens side and Klacik side began verbally sparring with each other about which style of helping the black community embrace conservatism was better or more effective.
You have the Klacik side which includes popular black Congressional candidates who all lost in their races, sparring with the Owens side which brands itself as more polished, more credible.
Currently, Klacik has started an organization called "Red Renaissance" which the organization's goal appears to be identifying and prepping GOP candidates to run in state and national elections.
So how does what I just wrote and said on this podcast episode relate to GOP consultants really just promoting GOP candidates for donor money and not really being concerned if the candidates win or lose their races?
This is where it gets very interesting.
Over the last four months, I've been interviewing past and current Congressional candidates to get their feedback about what they saw or are seeing in these races. The following is what candidates, past or present, are telling Real People USA LLC:
There are local Republican groups who really do not want to win elections. I'm hearing that there is just as much money thrown around to lose as there is to win. Sometimes, there is more money donated, or whatever you want to call it, to put a likely losing GOP candidate on the ticket. Based on what I heard out of NYC, some races do not even a have GOP candidate on the ballot, giving the Democrat candidate or incumbent an unopposed race and victory.
There are GOP consultants ripping off candidates with high fees when donors contribute to campaigns. One GOP consultant in the DC Metro area takes 60% of the donation money. For example, if donors contribute $10,000 to a GOP candidate, the GOP consultant gets $6,000 and the candidate receives only $4,000. What's up with that? With that split arrangement, the GOP consultant does not give a shit if the candidate wins or loses.
What about this situation. There are consultants and strategists claiming to help GOP candidates but they are really Democrat operatives seeking to hurt GOP candidates' chances of winning.
Lastly, GOP consultants poorly launch candidates' campaigns and give no proven training nor leadership to help candidates campaign effectively.
Now I see why Donald Trump wanted nothing to do with GOP establishment consultants. You know the names. I'm not mentioning them here.
Like I mentioned at the beginning, these GOP consultant money-making schemes have probably been going on since political fundraising began.
Now that black Republicans are starting to enter the political arena, more people like myself are taking notice. But I believe the reason why black people are examining GOP consultant practices is black Republicans see their country beginning to slip away via election fraud to Democrats pushing illegal immigration, continued destruction of the family unit, critical race theory, socialism and communism.
At the end of the day, what I am writing about and speaking about on the podcast are good signs that more black Americans are finally paying more attention to the process. This is a good thing.
Thanks for reading this article and listening to the connected podcast episode.
Real People USA