Of all the great stories that came out of Virginia this week, maybe the most important is the fact that the Republican Party took back the House of Delegates. For years, we’ve been hearing from moderates, more suburban Republicans that the right way to win back Virginia would be to “moderate our image” and accept a new way of thinking. Basically to make the GOP behave more like Democrats.
Several of us thought this was a horrible idea. Among them was current RPV Chair Rich Anderson. Yours truly also thought this was a horrible idea. We the People knew this was a bad idea. And one man named Todd Gilbert also knew this to be a horrible idea, and this – among many reasons is why we need Todd Gilbert as our next Speaker of the House of Delegates.
After we had a piece of our anatomy handed to us by the Democrats in 2019, Todd understood something that too many in the consultant class did not understand. That we as a party had lost our way, that we had become complacent, and that now was not the time to waffle on conservative values, but to double down on the Party platform of Life Liberty and Limited Government. Todd also understood that the Party had failed miserably in everything from messaging to candidate recruitment.
What did Todd do?
1st off, Todd helped recruit former Delegate Rich Anderson to run for RPV Chair. Then together Todd and Chairman Anderson toured the state at their own expense, helping to recruit top tier candidates to run in each Legislative District. For the 1st time in Virginia history, the GOP fielded a candidate to run in each of the 100 Legislative Districts in Virginia. But that wasn’t enough for Todd and Team GOP.
2nd , Todd put together a massive fundraising effort which helped get each of our candidates funded or put them in touch with donors so they could be competitive. When you’re party is in the minority and everyone is saying that the GOP is dead in Virignia for the next 25 years – this is no small feat.
3rd – Todd was brilliant with messaging. Instead of giving into the special interests and toning down the message, Todd instead had the GOP take on the radical leftists who have infiltrated the Democratic Party and forced them to live up to their insane rhetoric – helping to show a contrast between actual true conservatism and the lunacy that the modern day Democratic party now encompasses. When we give voters an accurate comparison of the Freedom Movement vs socialism, Freedom wins every time.
Where will Todd take us from here?
1st off, as Speaker we will see Todd help Governor Youngkin push through a business friendly agenda. Todd will never allow crazy ideas such as making Virginia a Union Shop go through. Todd will also ensure that we pass legislation that will enable parents to find the best education for their children. Todd will help to pass legislation which will help restore our 2nd Amendment rights. Todd will help to push back against Big Abortion. Todd will help to kill CRT once and for all. The list goes on.
2nd – Todd will make sure that the GOP House Caucus does proper messaging. This is maybe the most important thing that the Speaker can do. We won’t get bogged down in petty disputes but will do proper messaging to ensure that our pro family, pro 2a, pro child, pro freedom agenda gets passed.
We do not yet know if there will be a race for the Speaker’s office. Rumor has it that one member of the moderate sect may run. If this is the case, it will be a choice between a Conservative’s Conservative, or a politician who believes that we do best when we try to become more like Democrats. If these past few years have taught us anything, it is that when we run a Democrat vs a Democrat, the Democrat will win each time.
This is why we need Todd Gilbert, as our next Speaker. So say yes to Liberty, and contact your Delegate and ask them to vote for Todd Gilbert as the next Speaker of the House of Delegates.