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Last Sunday evening I had the opportunity to speak with Tamara Jackson on my radio show. Tamara is an active blogger and user of social media networks for the Conservative Cause. Her website is read by hundreds of conservatives on a daily basis. (www.tribblenews.com) She is an avid tweeter and Facebook user. She encourages all those in the conservative movement to engage in social media actively. Since early 2010, I have been spreading the exact same message. For the Conservatives to win, it is critical that we use social media to our advantage. Social media consists of multiple elements such as blogs, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
You may be reading this and asking yourself “why is social media so important as a conservative?” This is a question that many people have asked me over the years and I believe I have finally formulated a definite answer.
In 2008, Barack Obama’s campaign launched one of the most effective strategies to win an election… They used social media. The Obama’s campaign launched their own social network for supporters to be involved and connect with each other. Barack Obama also had an active Facebook account and was receiving fans daily. Twitter also played a major part in winning the 2008 election. Meanwhile Sen. John McCain’s campaign was lagging behind in the social media craze. The campaign was still sending out letters by mail, making boring campaign calls, and spending way too much money on television advertising which people skip through anyway. John McCain’s campaign was outdated and ineffective. Can simply failed to connect with people in the technology demographic, and therefore lost the election.
In 2009, Conservatives got smart! Not only was the tea party successful in driving the conservative movement, the Conservatives also took over social media. Ordinary everyday conservatives suddenly became well-known bloggers and journalists, Conservative home-grown radio shows were taking over the podcastsphere. Even teenage conservatives such as myself have become feared among the liberal establishment and we’re not going anywhere. This my friends, is what I call the Conservative 2.o Movement. People now trust the independent voice of conservative 2.0 to get their news and more importantly the truth. The mainstream media hates us. They hate us because they know we are more effective than they are. And they have tried to destroy bloggers such as Andrew Brietbart, Matt Drudge, my friend Hugh Hewitt and others. They have not and will not succeed. Viewership of mainstream news networks such as CBS, ABC, and NBC, has dropped to an all-time low.
Bottom line, The Conservative 2.o Movement is here and we are more powerful and more journalistic than the #MSM (mainstream media) which has been hijacked by the radical left, ever will be!
I hope Trevor and Bethany have continued to do an excellent job during my vacation. I was able to download their shows to my iPhone last night and I’m very impressed with what I heard last night. I will be back from vacation on Saturday. Until then, keep up the good work Trevor and Bethany!
As many of you know, I will be in Canada/Alaska on a cruise for the next 2 weeks! Don’t worry, I have made sure that you (the audiance) will have excellent hosts. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, NGC’s own Trevor Johnson will be in studio.
Then on Thursday, Bethany Bowra will be hosting the show from an undisclosed location. (Her website is: http://nextgenerationvoters.com/meet-bethany/ ). As always, Please treat your guest hosts with the same respect you give me. I promise to post photos from my trip upon my return.
It was four years ago today that I entered the world of talk radio as a host. I recorded my first episode of Whitfield Nation merely as an experiment. That “experiment” has since evolved into a dream job. I LOVE what I do. I also started The Whitfield Radio Network which was relaunched as Next GEN Conservative on January first of 2012. I’d like to thank the NGC team for all their help. I’d also like to thank my family, Conservative and Liberal alike for their support. I could not have gotten this far without you guys. I never thought that I’d get this far as a Teenager. I have had great success and guess what? I’m just getting started. I’m also proud to be one of the brave and bold teenagers who is ushering in a new era for Conservatives.
Here’s to many more years of success. Thank You!
Samuel G. Whitfield! Founder/Program Host at Next GEN Conservative!
Over the past couple of weeks, I have discussed the importance of participating in the GOP caucus in your area for the state that you live in. I have talked about how the election and the caucus are the events that make the difference!
Last night was the night for Colorado! I was tasked with recording the results of other precincts in my district. The precinct leaders would call me with the tally for each presidential candidate preference in their area. While I can’t reveal the exact results for my district, I can tell you how the polling patterns occured for Colorado! At the beginining of the evening, Santorum started of with the lead! As the evening progressed, Romney caught up and and was picking up the pace. Halfway through the evening, I was notified that Romney was in 1st place and that it was looking like he would be the candidate that Colorado would choose. Being a Santorum supporter and an optimist, I stated that “The polling is not over guys! Santorum has time to take the lead again!” We had drinks and orderves while waiting for the final results to come in. At 11:00pm, I decided to call it a night and started to head out! Someone called out to me and said that the final results just came in. Santorum won the caucus by 40% while Romney came in second place at 34%.
All in all, it was a good night for Conservatives and a good night for me!