Hi I'm Todd Watson, an Independent candidate running for United States Senate.

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The Morning After

This is unedited friends–so forgive the grammar and spelling from a paper written 6 hours after the party.

The Morning After

Nebraskans — what an amazing journey!  Usually analysis the day after the election is not wise.  However, we have known since we started the journey we were getting ourselves into a monumental undertaking.  I’ll break down the sections of learning so people going forward can learn from my journey.  I still think we will be in a dangerous tug of war for some time.  In my opinion, Americans will have to figure out how to take back our liberty from either corporations or government. Do they even want liberty anymore?  Do they know how to define it?

The Obvious

First things first, I have to accept the facts.  Independents did not make the dent at the polls this year in Nebraska.  This is probably the hardest statement to take.  It is very obvious the state is very polarized and voting for the extremes of two sides.  People are conditioned to be either Democrat or Republican and ultimately WIN.

This election was a landslide statement against Obama.  I don’t think the message was against Independents this year.  The message was we can’t risk anyone that even associates with a Democrat.

Money

Money still wins.  Our state set two precedents that will hurt us in the future.  Nebraska is a low campaign funding state.  The out of state money and interests are able to buy the election by being 70%+ of the funding.  It definitely appears we do have a corporate fascist state and a socialistic state as the tug of war option between two parties.  One side working for the corporate interests and the other side for more government control.  What I have learned is people are running to either money to protect them from government or government to protect them from corporations.  No one stops and asks if we need a third direction?  We continually put our trust in things that are not lasting.  It is unfortunate a lack of faith and knowledge of the Constitution is unable to protect us from both options.

I still see both sides as poor options.  Nebraskans will need to accept the results of this economy being controlled by those on top.  There should be no complaining on economic conditions by Republican Nebraskans the next six years.  The corporations on top of this economy paid for this election.  GOP Farmers need to hold their tongue for the next 6 years.  Don’t think for one minute that the institutions paying for this election have not dictated the plight of our rural towns.  They need big.  They need small to consolidate.

The Message

The message was not rejected like one might think.  Let’s look at the money spent in the race (as of 10/15) and the corresponding results.  I spent 34k (most of you probably did not know I spent so little–part of my cause).  Jim, the other independent, spent 300k.  Dave spent 846k.  Ben spent 4.4 million.  This does not include PAC money (this dramatically changes results) or the expenditures the last 3 weeks of the campaign.  When you break down the price per vote Dave spent $5.19/vote.  I spent $5.55/vote.  Ben spent $13.03/vote.  Jim spent $19.35 a vote.   I think a better message can win but I think you are seeing at least $5.5o to $6 vote is needed–MINIMUM.  It should be noted that Dave did receive the most votes for the money he spent.  I think most can observe that Dave is very articulate, his command of the law is exceptional, and many people appreciated his message.  My message of Complete Constitution, Spiritual Heritage, and Conservative values without the donor dictation was popular as well for the few that heard it.  It just wasn’t popular at the top for the people with money who benefit by being closer to the party sources.

With roughly 525k votes this election and 51% needed to win, you can calculate you need at least $1.5 million to have a shot in a mid-term election.  However I caution many to look at Kentucky.  When the banks like their candidate, you cannot outspend them.  They literally have a license to print money!   Would it not be nice if the banks repaid the American people for the regressive tax they placed on the American public for the bail out as opposed to invest in campaigns?

We were rejected early by key people (where the real race was lost) in the beginning to financially support a message of spiritual strength and the Constitution.  Courage is still not there to be different for most Americans.  They are still afraid to step out of the herd.  Many actually liked the message but believe “R” is more important because that is what was needed to beat Obama. Many do not see the dangers of both sides.  They line up against the worst danger in their mind.  On a separate note, it is amazing how Christians will treat other Christians when winning is on the line.  That was a wake-up call for me.  I was shocked which side of the aisle treated me better.  I’m not switching my views but I felt first hand who likes to judge and who is more compassionate.  That will stick with me for sometime.   Again, this is not a 100% thing.  I had so many amazing christian conservatives be the most amazing and loving souls but the Pharisee became more evident to me this time.

I didn’t back down though.  I was called to speak.  I was raised to not quit.  The journey needed to go on.  That is what I did.   I still standby the warning of spiritual decline.  I still believe putting faith in government or the corporation over individuals is dangerous and against the backbone of our country.

We are happy with what we accomplished based on the money we were given.  Our best result was receiving 15% of the vote of the 20k kids that voted in Lincoln.  As you know, we did not purchase TV/Print advertising this election based on our funding levels. We only did radio the very last weekend before the election.  The kids responded to our message with no advertising!  I’m really pleased about the 3k kids that liked my message best with no propaganda reinforcing their vote.  I’m excited to continue serving them in the Leadership Lincoln groups going forward.  The future obviously heard a Constitutional message that resonated enough to not vote for the candidates on their TV or the choice of their parents.  The future looks bright with kids that can think outside a label.

Campaigning

Jim (the other Independent) and I have different opinions on money and message.  Jim emphasized the need for money.  I emphasized the need for organization.  The reality is you need both.  Most did not know that I did not have a campaign marketing group.  The leader of that group I almost hired dictated I would not talk about God in the campaign.  That was not going to happen. We parted ways and I called most of the shots this election.  Obviously, I’m not a campaign pro but we did not do that bad with most of our money going into basic operations.

I was blessed to have a full time volunteer for a campaign manager.  In addition, we were lucky to have people around the state to work the petition.  Jim had the resources to pay people to collect signatures.  God gave me the people I needed to get a message out.   We were pleased with the volunteer work we received to make the message possible.

The organizational structure for Independents is a big problem.  The D’s and R’s have a great county structure that have organizations that mobilize the micro details in a macro campaign.  They offer the party candidate 3 distinct advantages.

One, they have worked on their base around their county quite extensively for some time.  The counties know who owns the land in key traffic areas to display signs and have recruited the citizens of the county for years.  Signs in key locations are very influential.  I did not have money for signs until the last month.  When we did obtain signs — they helped.

Two, the state offices are great with the media.  The journalists love them as they prepare and feed them the information they need.  Reporters that chase stories in politics are dying.  A few like Mike Tobias and Nate Christopher still exist.  However, most expect you to call them with info and educate them on what is happening in the area.  They don’t call you to work on a story to educate their citizens anymore.  When you put all the party candidates in one room–the media flocks.  The smaller parties have to learn to band together despite differences.  We are stronger together than apart.  Stronger Americans do like debate and I think it would be wise for 3rd party candidates to hold their own debates–especially in primary season to maintain exposure.

Three, county leadership organize events for their candidate to come and speak.  Many of their members are key leaders in the civic organizations.  We did not have places to speak when we traveled around the state.  Our campaigning on the road was done at the State Fair, on campuses, in coffee shops, etc.  However, the key group that votes is over 50.  They are not at many of these places to listen to opinions. Senior Centers were nice stops but you can only reach so many people.

The key stops to build momentum to your message are dedicated gatherings where 20 to 50 gather for an hour to listen to your platform and you can answer their questions.  We did well in the handful we had.  We had converts at these events.  However, we needed many more stops. Events like the Hastings Debate and forums take a lot of work and organization at the grass roots level.  We are grateful for their work but you need these people in each county making this happen to expose your message to the citizens passionate about politics.  They spread the word to their friends.

You need at least two of these speaking events a day for 5 days a week to build momentum early.  An Independent platform struggles because they don’t know what you stand for.  Therefore, they have to talk with you.  They like you (at least they did me) once they know who you are are and your platform.  That takes a citizen engaging your material for at least 30 minutes.  That is 30 minutes many will not invest much less seek out.  Right now the majority are influenced by main stream media or friends.  Very few educate themselves from the source.

You need these converts early as well to have “First Mover” advantage and capture loyalty before a person has made a commitment.  I give Ben full credit on this.  His ground game in the spring was huge.  He was first on the TV and he made a bigger ground commitment before the primary that paid huge dividends.   We wanted to make these moves but there are no organized functions created for Independents to speak.  This is a huge disadvantage that Independents need to solve.  To be successful as an Independent or a third party—I think you need this organizational structure on the ground.  Meeting 1 to 5 people at a time is no way to win a state wide race.

Media

I don’t need to harp on this too much as I have spent a lot of time on this topic in this election.  The media is owned by a smaller subset of people each election.  The owners and their selected studio leaders have a lot of say in what is presented and what is not.  You can even see the consolidation on TV this year in the state.  The balance of coverage is not there.  What is worse?  When these publications print “Educational Election Guides” and do not put choices that citizens of Nebraska signed to put on the ballot.  This is inexcusable.  When the Omaha World Herald who owns many of the papers across the state will not print you in the guide—you don’t have a free press or a democracy.  You have controlled media.  On a positive note, stations like KETV and KOLN and the Lincoln Journal Start put together a very informative web site for reference.  These are investments of time and they should be commended for their work.

The forums (we need more debates) were everything to Independents this year to get our message out.  We can compete and did on message in these mediums.  The feedback and support I received after the Nebraska Chamber, State Fair, and The NET debates was outstanding.  Unfortunately, 10/11 pulled their TV coverage at the State Fair for a drama show (we see American priorities these days).  The NET debate went up against Sunday Night Football, and the chamber debate was not televised.  The eyeballs were not there on the forums and the numbers of views on my You Tube channel show people take little time to educate themselves on all candidates.

To make it worse, the local media were present to watch Sasse present but frequently did not show if he was not in the forum.  I was astounded by the poor coverage when Jim, Dave, and I presented and debated.  This is worth an investigation in and of itself.  We all received converts when we debated.  In a decision that I think will haunt him for some time, Sasse elected to not participate after the TV debate where he struggled.  If we have lost debate in America — we have lost a pillar of Democracy.

Strategically, I get the decision.  They were losing voters and had nothing to gain by showing up.  This is where the decision of ‘right’ by a candidate needs to come in.   The fact Nebraska is sending the message that it is OK not to debate the issues in front of the Nebraska citizens will hurt this state and democracy for some time to come.  They have OK’d to the party that you do not need to debate issues to win our vote.

It was disturbing to see candidates of less prominent positions follow suit in their races.  ”R” + Money + No Debate is the new formula to win in Nebraska.  That is so dangerous.  What is more dangerous is the voter gave this conduct a stamp of approval.  What is worse is Ben will have no credibility to call out others to debate in Washington.

I will never understand why the Sasse campaign offered up a ‘scheduling conflict’ excuse for 8+ events. Why the Nebraskan citizen bought it or is OK with this excuse is beyond me.  Just tell the truth, Ben was not going to debate.

I admire Dave Domina hopping on Sean Hannity and dealing with that grilling.  There is something to say about a man willing to face the fire.  I disagreed with Dave a lot (watch the 1 on 1 Watson vs Domina debate) but he let’s you know exactly where he stands. I have no problem with a man that tells you the truth and you respectfully disagree.

Short term thinking to win has created long term precedents that will plague Nebraskan Democracy for years.  Republicans decision to give executive authority to Bush to hide info is what Obama has used to cover up Benghazi and other disasters.  This precedent of big money and no debate will win in Nebraska will hurt this state for sometime.

A lack of an open mind and a lack of commitment to cover a significant political race was monumental by media dedicated to cover the Senate race.  The seekers of information are drying up.  The same is true for the citizen.  They don’t seek to learn.  They are conditioned to be fed information. Jim told me only 40% of voters knew he existed based on polling research.  I don’t know what that means for me spending a tenth of his money (It can’t be good).  My biggest problem is people did not know I existed.  This is another reason I wouldn’t read too much into a rejection of the message.  The vast majority did not know who I was to begin with and many were voting straight party line based on national frustrations in DC.  I received so many messages the week of the election from people who did not know I was in the race.

I want to make sure I give balance to the media complaints before I end this topic.  I found NET outstanding.  I found groups like Bluffs Broadcasting, the radio networks steered by KRVN, Tom Becka (even though we got into it), 10/11 (web format only), and KETV made the effort to show some balance.  Well done.  However, groups like KLKN, KNOP, Omaha World Herald, and KFAB have damaged their credibility.  Their bias was obvious.

Going Forward

You have to take your lumps and move on.  I did it in sports.  I’ve done it in business.  I’ll do it here.  We accomplished our goal.  We changed the debate, challenged numerous voters to think, opened many eyes, and changed a few lives.  We did not achieve the results WE wanted in the end game but I rest assured we accomplished the original mission.

If we were to do this again—we must have the money.  I’m a poor fundraiser by the mere fact I hate asking other people for money.  I’ll need that fundraiser or I will have to change.

I’m unwilling to sell out my positions to compromise to entities of greed to be elected.  This may keep me on the sideline but I can live with myself as I know the price the citizen will pay.  I don’t want to be a part of that.

If we were to do this again– the organizational structure both internally and externally needs to be solid.  We need a better framework internally (need funds for people) and a state wide structure that supports gatherings to discuss issues.

If we were to do this again– the citizens will have to show they are ready for a new choice.  More pain is likely in store from either government control or corporate control over their lives.  The next 5 to 10 percent of the population will find it harder to make it and they are not going to know why.  They will be told to yell at the other party but they just need to look at monetary policy. However, they seem content with either of these options right now thinking things will get better once ‘my party’ is in charge.   It appears the pain meter will have to grow before they change.

I’ll have to be comfortable in my own minority skin until then.

Finally, God is a tough subject for a lot of people to listen too.  Only 17% attend church regularly now.  They don’t want to hear the topic on Sunday much less in a political speech.  Regardless of its diminishing emphasis in the lives of our people I will hold to my beliefs.  Popularity doesn’t matter to me.  We need a spiritual backbone.  Most of you know by now I do not get hung up on denominations and I support freedom of religion for all.  However, I still express my beliefs because we need a moral fiber back in this country.

The people that profess belief in this state still struggle with dependence on money over Him.  I think God will make it a point that we can’t put our faith in money when this American Century is all said and done. I think our collapse of money will happen from people who love money.  They craft policy in favor of those with the most money and these policies are failing in balanced economic growth that will keep the American fabric tough.  Unconstitutionally structured capitalism will falter.  Capitalism structured in a Constitutional format is the best path for the long term.  Make citizens and not NYC the backbone of our credit markets to business and it will transform the commitment, the fiber, and the growth of our communities.

Thank you to all who stood with me this election!  I want to give a shout out to Alan Kaiser.  Many know my face but he gave an equal amount of his time and effort to this message.  I want to thank my lovely wife Kelly for enduring a very strenuous election season.  I want to thank volunteers like Jake Tollman, Beva Stroud, and all the volunteers around Nebraska who gave a few hours of their time for the cause.

God Bless you Nebraska.  Please take accountability for your vote this year.  There are no excuses to be had by the Republicans.  We must demand Ben and Deb honor their words.  They have made an emphasis on entitlement reform and balanced budgets.  I expect nothing less.  We need our leaders to make a difference for the future and not those with the money.  There is no room for blaming the President now.  They have the votes in their term.

Furthermore, the art of diplomacy is negotiation to achieve results.  Fighting the President or Diplomacy with the Democrats are two options all candidates have to achieve results.  The GOP needs to learn fighting 24/7 doesn’t solve much.  The first failure I will be looking for is the jockeying for power positions over working.  That was their first failure the last time they had control with the Contract with America and achieved nothing.  The first failure of the GOP is the desire for more power.  Watch for more infighting as a sign things have not changed.  I hope and pray I’m wrong.

Senators are accountable for the strategy they deploy.  Blaming is the order of the day for the citizen, but accountability needs to become the norm again.  I’ll be praying for these leaders as I’m instructed.  Many conservatives are grateful that Dave and Jim were defeated this election so their voice was not in Washington.  I’m more thankful I made two new friends.  I hope to stay in touch with all the candidates this season as I have grown to respect and enjoy the company of all my peers even through disagreement.  I’m truly blessed to still have great close friends and amazing new peers from both sides of the aisle.

Thanks for sharing your lives with me this year Nebraska.  I’m truly lucky to have met so many great people across this state and am truly captured how beautiful God created our land!

Take Care and God Bless – Todd

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Verses to Pray Over This Sunday Before the Election

Hi Friends,

Here are some verses to pray over before you decide to vote on Tuesday.  Please spare the, “Todd, you think you are better/holier than us” comments.  I’m imperfect like you.  Here is some great guidance the Lord gave us.  Many of these verses apply to government.  It’s time to pray and use our rights these next two days.  Come Wednesday we need to honor those in authority.  Let’s make the changes and exercise our rights to work FOR our country before it is too late!

Proverbs 11:11

Proverbs 11:14

Proverbs 25:5

Proverbs 29:2

Proverbs 29:4

Luke 16:13

Exodus 23: 7-8

2 Corinthians 7:14

Exodus 18:21-22

Romans 13:1-2

Romans 13:6-7

1 Peter 2:13-17

I Timothy 2:1-3

Jeremiah 29:7

1 Thessalonians 5:11-14

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The Fear of Splitting the Vote of Mr. Domina and Mr. Sasse

Outline

- Letter and Statement from Domina Supporters

- Statements from Sasse Supporters

- The argument for the Constitution

- The argument for Unity

Here is a letter we received this week from a Domina supporter in Cortland, NE who have heard the arguments.  I omitted the middle part of the letter that was around issues and not the crux of their point on “Splitting the Vote”.

I really like the message Todd is sending, but he knows he will not win.  Can we count on him to do the right thing and put all his support behind Domina?  We can’t afford to pull votes away from Domina and let the Republican candidate win.  

……We do need him (Domina) to win!!!  Please consider your family and the future of Nebraska and drop out and push all your supporters to Domina.  …..Please pass this to Todd.  His strength is to help spread God’s word, but please encourage him to drop out and be the hero of Nebraska sending votes to Domina.

Larry Vilda of Lincoln, “You are wasting time, you little guys just split of votes with not a chance to win and it is sad…we end up with Republicans winning every time and that is really sad.”

The Republicans feel the same.  Scott Clausen from Norfolk writes, “We will see if Domina wins because of you!”

David Pennington writes, “While Mr. Watson is undoubtedly a fine fellow, at the national level, we have a two party system, with no place at the table for anyone else. . …I hope he doesn’t draw enough votes away from the Republican candidate that we send a Democrat, who will not represent the majority of Nebraskans.”

These are just the comments this week.  If people who think “I can’t win” voted for me.  I may win.  I feel second place for the entire state but the best option where everyone is happy but not overjoyed (this is usually the sign of a good deal).  We have time to grow courage and change “Second” to “First”.  Educating the voter that both sides feel the same way helps.   Do people realize our pure Constitutional message appeals to both sides?  If we realize that our biggest need is for a full observance of the Constitution and unity — I’m your best candidate.

I can and will represent everyone.  I have spoken honesty and truth across this state.  They know where I stand and have not ducked the tough questions.  We have rallied the message that God is unity and he does love all his creation.  His creation should be treated accordingly!  We are trying to set the example.  People have seen I will be honest in disagreement but spend some time genuinely demonstrating a caring spirit to that person.  We have rallied the message that the Constitution IS for everyone and we can rally behind it!

Personally, I feel like Abraham Lincoln who joined a new third party (Republican).   Being a spokesman for two parties supporting Pro-Slavery in the platform was the wrong answer for Abe.  He had to speak a third platform that was consistent to his full views.

We need a new third option serious about a full Constitution, fiscal control, and solving problems.  Changing the tone of the public square to honesty, people honoring debate, and caring towards all people even in disagreement is what this campaign is all about.   That is not happening with two parties taking care of their donors or programs in law or the tax code at the cost of the public treasury.  The further demonizing of people not like yourself definitely needs to die.  These tactics may win. I’d rather lose and have nothing to do with this tatic.  Facts are one thing.  Lies are another.  Caring for people is paramount to mercy as an individual.  Keeping solid law on the books is about doing the job of justice government is called to do.

Both sides “fearful” of what I’m doing to “their” vote speaks to the wisdom of the platform. The opportunity for better unity in November is here.  Or you can perpetuate the crisis that will continue with partisanship that does not represent a majority of the people.  We are the right answer because we are not the perfect answer for both extremes that compromise the Constitution to win.  The complete Constitution is a winning argument.  Pulling people together is the right answer because a house divided cannot stand.

Most conservatives are blind to their Constitutional violations.  Establishing Justice is the first job of government in the preamble. “Equality Before the Law” (the definition of justice) is the first thing the GOP breaks for their donors by giving them special treatment in the code based on the size of their contributions.  Two, their largest donors are Wall Street banks who operate in violation of Article I, Section 8, Clause 5.  “That is the way it is” are embarrassing arguments by both party loyalists when it flies in the face of the Constitution.  Republicans who believe their party advocates for free markets and fiscal balance are not paying attention to the facts.

The President and his subordinates (Democrats) in power positions breaking the Constitution is obvious with unprecedented 9-0 decisions by the Supreme Court “Checking” the Executive Branch.  We need to stand up to those who cannot uphold their oath of office to defend the Constitution.  The President and his party leaders are acting out of line with the Constitution.  I have talked to plenty of Democrats.  They are embarassed by the violations but sulk privately.

People are attracted to a complete Constitutional argument because it was an inspired document that the entirety of the country haggled over and agreed to push forward as our guiding beacon of light.  Both sides are angry because of what fundamentally comes down to violations of the Constitution from excessive government (Republicans) or corporate control (Democrats) that received their power from fundamental violations of the structural intent of the Constitution.

Furthermore, treating all Nebraskans with respect and giving them a listening ear is the right answer.  Preaching to a choir of people who only speak your language does not build unity.  Independents are the only candidates who have made themselves available to both party gatherings to listen.  Most of these party loyalists have no comprehension of the reasonableness of those on each side.  They do not talk to each other (politically) and are motivated by TV channels geared to prey on their worst fears of the “evil people” on the other side.  Turn the TV off and go talk to your neighbor that is different from you.

People by in large are good in Nebraska.  If a Republican neighbor’s house burnt down–their Democrat/Independent neighbor would bring them food.  If a Democrat’s home was destroyed by a tornado-their Republican/Independent neighbor would offer their place to sleep.  This is Nebraska.  We must bring this togetherness to politics in Nebraska and send it to Washington.

…..Study how a bill is passed. You will learn one dominant truth.  There are roughly 35 chances for any decision in the halls of Congress to kill a bill.  You need to jump through ALL these hoops to pass legislation.  A reasonable person understands it will take compromise for a bill to avoid death through 35 hoops.  Extreme stances will not get through.  Hence, nothing will be done.  The problem is, “When nothing happens…something happens.”

A Constitutionalist will note, nothing being done is the design for NEW legislation. Only the very best ideas are meant to pass. However, we have five primary roles of government that NEED to be done.  This is the problem with parties.  We have NEEDED government functions failing because they WILL NOT compromise.  We need these functions.  A judicary system administering justice with sound judges….need.  Defense of the border…need.  Settling what role our government should have in the Middle East….need.  Dealing with infrastructure deficiency that promotes the General Welfare….need.  An energy policy for the General Welfare….need.

Yes, I start from a conservative frame of mind.  However, many conservatives are reasonable people (especially Independent Conservatives).  I have pledged to not violate the Constitution.  In my particular case, I will not violate a Biblical moral code (10 commandments being a guide).  After that, everything is negotiable.  I believe this pertains to 80% of legislation.

I’m a college football guy but I believe the NFL gets it right.  11-5 can win a championship.

“A house divided against itself cannot stand”, said Abe Lincoln.  Abe Lincoln was just proclaiming the wisdom God gave us in Mark 3:25 to the country.  We need a sense of urgency to unify.  I’m working very hard at how I treat and respect all people.  Part of fair treatment is honesty.  We do not agree all of the time.  However, they know I care for them and I will be straightforward.  I’m interested in rising the tide of all people whether they agree with my methods or not.

God, America, and Respect bind the vast majority of us.  We need two things to happen and we can win the election on Tuesday.  One, people change to vote “For” what they think is right and quit being motivated by “Fear of losing” to the other side. I believe the current “Party” votes are wobbling.  They are wrestling with “Fear” and “Right” as we speak.  Encourage these people to pray over their vote.  Two—people need to grow some courage and talk.  This lie of “Do not talk politics and religion” needs to disappear.  I would just advise not talking about it with those on the extremes.  They are the ones that become beligerent.  We must learn to chat about these topics in a civil way (See the Historical Nebraska Wesleyan Debates on the Todd Watson You Tube Channel for a ‘New American Way’ of debate.  3 of the 4 candidates demonstrated proper civil engagement with disagreement).

We have rejected PAC money and party.  We have the highest percentage of money from Nebraska.  We are the only candidate that can represent you without outside bias.  This is what Nebraskans want – honest and forthright representation.  We have Nebraskans that like our arguments best.  However, the lack of propaganda confirming their decision makes them afraid.  Friends, the answer is simple.  The money buying the propaganda is what will hurt you.  Our country was not designed to trend to a socialistic or a corporate fascist state.  The propaganda is from the corporations that want control.  Reject it as much as money advocating for government control of your lives.

If you have followed my arguments, I continually point to God’s word.  If you believe this is “One Nation Under God” you should spend some time in Numbers 13.  Clearly you will see God is in control.  We are not.  An individualistic nation obsessed with winning has a hard time recognizing God’s sovereignty.  (My video outside of Grand Island on this topic for people who still believe this is One Nation UNDER God)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAnoluEoYT0&list=UULamoUAIuT81VPt8sQ_uVXw&index=39

I believe God takes his cues on how he will treat people based on the convictions of thier heart, their vote, their intentions with God, and their plans of how they will treat others.  We need to drop being obsessed with winning.  We need to be obsessed with finding “Right”.  They can be one in the same.  “Not the victory but the Action” was our guiding inscription at UNL and in Memorial Stadium if you prefer a secular message.  Focus on the right action.  I believe ‘Victory’ is up to God in the end based on our actions.  His timing and definition of ‘Victory’ is very different then ours.

The mere fact I’m a candidate that both sides are gravitated to is probably a wise answer in a divided country.  Progress through disagreement is so needed to keep America great.

You have a big decision on Tuesday.  Have some courage or accept the consequences of trending to the imperfect outcomes growing from Wall Street AND Big Government.  These dangerous outcomes and/or the failure of government doing its assigned duties from dysfunctional parties unwilling to change will continue to happen.

Maybe change will happen?  Maybe we will win?  Either way, it will take a powerful message from the voter on Tuesday to force change.  Doing the same thing over and over is insanity.  There is no incentive for parties to change if insanity works at becoming elected.

At the end of the day, these Parties are currently controlled by money and motivated by power.  This is not what the Constitution was created to protect.  We NEED the 5 main functions of government to be performed well.  Let’s get to work!

Vote for Todd Watson, Independent for Unites States Senate – Nebraska.

God Bless – Todd

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Our Candid Interview in Columbus, NE with KLIR

Nebraskans,

This was a great interview.  Unfortunately my voice was digitized to be in the Witness Protection Program around second 30 (an unintentional mistake) ;).

However, the content is good if you are looking to get a feel for me and my positions on a multitude of issues.


 

 

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Todd Wins and Creates REAL Progress on Tort Reform Last Night!

Todd Watson, Independent Candidate for US Senate, continues to lead the debate and conversation in the Nebraska US Senate race. Last night in Papillion the panel challenged each candidate running for the United States Senate on how they would lower costs. The Republican opponent missed another debate for more propaganda speeches in Hastings.

Todd specifically challenged Republicans to end price fixing and protectionism of the pharmaceutical industry/device makers absent from Ben Sasse’s and other Republican healthcare plans.

Todd also laid down the gauntlet to overhaul tort reform (Democrat Special Interest) to lower liability insurance for the healthcare industry that will lead to lower costs.

Dave Domina responded by saying in his speech, “Create a new standard of proof. Right now it’s the greater weight of the evidence to win the suit (50% or greater to win the case in court). Make a ‘clear and convincing evidence’ standard (gesturing with a higher hand). Give the Doctor the benefit of the doubt. You will see the lawsuits dry up. All the trial lawyers will think I’m a heretic because I said it. But that is the way to do it.”

Amen. On the record improvement for raising the least common denominator typically in the debate against tort reform (Democrats). The standard of every candidate for tort reform is now improved to lower liability insurance costs in Nebraska.  You are welcome Doctors, Hospitals, and Citizens.

It’s your turn Republicans.  Why don’t you explain how you price fix for Big Pharma in Medicare?  Why don’t we expose this lie of “Free Markets” Republicans like to proclaim?  I want an on the record response.  We want the government to negotiate (A Capitalistic term GOP) the price of drugs for our Seniors!  We can’t afford the protectionism and crony capitalism for your donors!!!!

This is why debate matters. If you are still with the GOP–you have the wrong conservative candidate. Have you taken the time to understand or listen to our candidacy? Did you ever realize no debate is to keep you from hearing the best option? You do realize the ONLY GOP committee to sit down and listen to Ben and I endorsed me 100% as individuals? You know who dodges debate–a most important skill for this job. More importantly, you see who can debate and is creating results through debate BEFORE the election.  I’m sorry you thought I was not worthy to be invited to the Nebraska Medical Association debate. You know I’m one of three to show up to the Rural Healthcare Debate and the ONLY candidate to attend the Nebraska Nurses Association to listen. I’m still fighting for you despite your poor treatment of me NMA. I care about lower healthcare cost. Lower liability rates will help achieve that. Maybe you will wake up and understand an Independent maybe your best friend to help your practice.

The Conservative Independent candidate is not afraid of debate and is creating results in the public square TODAY. The Nebraska citizen needs a proven winner who can debate on the floor of the US Senate without reading a national party prepared, donor sponsored script. The game changes real time in real life my friends. Talking to like-minded people all day is not changing anything. Preaching to the choir does not work on the floor of the US Senate. Wake up Nebraska. You have a better conservative choice this year that can serve all people.

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