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

Our party platform has three key philosophies compared to a traditional campaign agenda. First, we believe that the party system in Washington is broken. Second, we believe in a foundational return to the spiritual heritage of our country. Third, we believe it is time government act selfless and not selfish with the future of this country.

We have great passion to be part of a larger movement under God of real change in this country. Enjoy the site and let’s MOVE! I need your help in social media sharing, your signature to be placed on the ballot, your generous contributions to run the campaign, and ultimately your ability to spread the word and vote.

This site is designed to give you the information you need quickly while yet thorough enough to move the dialogue of the debate to “How” from “What”. “Todd’s Stances” has quick positional stances (read the bold if you have no time). Second, we have three Philosophies with quick excerpts to learn more about our beliefs. Finally, we thoroughly blog on any given topic to give those passionate about a subject details they can depend on. The details in these blogs gives you a roadmap to solving problems and details on specific views. You will rarely find disclosure of this level of detail as well as belief structures. Campaigns want to be general to appeal to the most voters. We fundamentally believe in giving specific guidance to move the debate forward and show we are serious about solving problems–not being popular.

Thanks for your support!

The Watson Campaign Team

Who is Debating? I am! See the Debates Here.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLamoUAIuT81VPt8sQ_uVXw

Do you think Nebraska deserves answers in debates on tough questions?  If we are not willing to answer the questions of the Nebraska people now–how about after the election?  I will call out Harry Reid and Jon Boehner to debate.  I think a voice calling for a Sentor or Speaker to debate is hypocritical if you are not willing to debate yourself.

Educate yourself.  I’ve debated both Jim Jenkins and Dave Domina this week.  Ben Sasse was not at a debate this week.  He did finally show up to a forum with one other candidate.  This is an improvement but no where close to answering the tough questions of the Nebraska people.  Real life is not a script.  We need a conservative voice ready to lead opinions on the floor of the United States Senate.

 

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The Only Candidate to Answer ?’s from Right to Life AND League of Women Voters.

I’m the only candidate to answer both the League of Women Voters and the Nebraska Right to Life questionnaire.  I don’t have close to the size of staff they do, but we are able to get the job done.  I feel an obligation to disclose to all Nebraskans an honest response.

Furthermore, I’m not the endorsed candidate for Nebraska Right to Life.  This group blanket endorsed all Republican candidates in the primary because they answered the questions correctly.  They established the precedent to endorse more than one candidate.  However, having members on the board of the Republican Party may help sway the organizations endorsements.  Multiple endorsements are not happening in the General Election even though I’m on the record with strong responses equivalent to other endorsed candidates.

I defended ‘Life’ last night in the debate in Stanton, Nebraska and Monday night in Omaha. Watch for the videos soon. However, I’m not judged by my character.  I’m judged by the letter behind my name. This is common with Nebraska voters too.

To the organization’s defense, at least they published my info.  Nebraskans United for Life did not ask for my opinions or publish my views on life.

I’m penalized from the Non “R’s” that went before me even though I’m not a “D”.  They will let you know that is the reason for their decision.  At least they own their decision.

However, has an “I” let you down before?  I don’t want to divide the movement.  However, I do feel very alienated if I’m honest.  Pro-Life is very important to me.

I think it is a very poor decision and poor statement to make to Independents who share pro-life views.  It needs to be said.  Alienating the movement from the largest growing segment of political believers is not a wise decision.  In a national 50/50 tug of war you should not be alienating the middle.  We are clearly not treated or respected like Republicans in the movement.  Pro-Life Democrats do not have a chance anymore of receiving consideration if you think it is bad for an “I”.

These organizations defending life do not trust the character of an “I” to stand for right over an “R” based on political affiliation.  It is 100% foolishness.  That is on them and not on me.

I’m still committed to the Pro-Life cause despite the lack of human approval.  I will always stand for what I think is right. However, I do challenge these groups.

Who stood up in the public square to defend these values this week?  Who brought the Pro-Life argument to the debates as Dave presented his arguments for Pro-Choice?  Who did not?  Who did it with compassion?  Who stressed adoption, foster care, and loving these women in tough spots?  Who was preaching to a choir of people that already believe the same?  Newsflash: the floor of the Senate is not a place with 100% friendly fire.  Get ready for the Big Leagues.

We answered the bell to defend Life in the Public Square this week.  We will persevere on and do the right thing and not the popular thing.  The difference of standing for right in a challenging environment makes me a stronger candidate.  Even Nebraskans who disagree with me deserve to understand 100% of my positions on the toughest questions.

Most Nebraskans know I care for their future.  They may not agree with my “How”, but they know they can count on me to listen to all Nebraskans regardless of belief.  The League of Women Voters and Nebraska Right to Life know I will take the time to answer their questions.  I’m happy to give of my time to all Nebraskans regardless of belief.  Thanks for listening Nebraska—even if we share a different opinion.  I will continue to protect all people’s right to speak and share their conscious despite differences of opinion.  I am committed to evaluating people on their actions and beliefs – not labels.  I consider it fortunate to be discriminated against this year.  It has really helped me experience and empathize what others go though.   Being judged by labels and not who you are is not fun.  However, it is human life.  We will push on.

God Bless Nebraska – Todd

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York County GOP Leadership Endorse Todd Watson

These Current York County GOP Leadership Committee Members Individually Endorse Todd Watson!

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The only GOP committee to invite and meet with Todd Watson have determined after evaluating Ben and myself in unanimous consensus of those in attendance to endorse Todd Watson on an individual basis this election!  Have you educated yourself on Todd Watson?  It is time to stand for right!

(In Picture Left to Right)

Jeanne Thorne – Small Business Owner – GOP Member

Kenny Thorne – Former Chairman of GOP Party – York

Craig Heskett – Current Chairman of GOP Party – York

Delwayne Epp – Treasurer of GOP Party – York

Jenny Vanderneck – Tea Party and GOP member – Teller at Henderson State Bank

Barry Heidtbrink – VP of GOP Party – York

Top 10 Reasons why they are supporting Todd Watson over Ben Sasse –

  1. Todd puts faith first consistently in public statements and answers.
  2. Todd puts the Constitution first.  Non answers by Ben on inequality under the law for donors as well as violations by Wall Street of Article I, Section 8, Clause 5 just promote other violations like violating the 2nd amendment, providing the general welfare, etc.  The Constitution needs unequivocal defending no matter the popularity of the clause with the national party and their donors.   If you erode one clause, you erode them all.
  3. They equally value and are afraid of multi-national control as well as big government control of their lives.  They understand the founding father’s design on liberty.  They want complete liberty and freedom.  They, like Jefferson, believe big government AND banking institutions are threats to liberty.  Neither should be aligned with.
  4. Todd will not erode the belief in domestic free markets by passing protectionism favors for large donors consistently sought by Ben’s donor base.  They want those losing faith in markets to regain their faith in capitalism by not advocating for special rules or kickbacks for party donors or bail outs of big banks.  They want all citizens to have a fair shake in the market.
  5. Todd is honest and forthright.  He has not ducked important and tough issues in public wide debates.  Todd is more articulate, can debate, and presents solid Constitutional thought.  They want a candidate who has consistently demonstrated they are prepared to debate and willing to meet with the Nebraska people to answer their questions.
  6. Todd represents Nebraska.  They do not trust the dominant out of state money in this race.
  7. Todd is better for farmers.  They understand the current donors and party positions on the farm bill.  They know Todd will fight for equality under the law (which is establishing justice—1st role of government) and will stand up to outside interests and agencies hurting Nebraska agriculture, ranches, businesses, and consumers.
  8. Reasonable.  They understand more progress will be achieved with compromise as opposed to hard line stances.  They are tired of the demonization of their neighbors with different beliefs by the National Party.  They want conservative values delivered with respect to attract more people to a fair, honest, and open Constitutional movement.
  9. They know the GOP party has not achieved fiscal control or secured the border.  In addition, the GOP grew the Department of Education to its largest employee size under GOP leadership.   They want fiscal control, a secured border, and education to be local.
  10. A party that is debating removing traditional marriage in the national platform will not receive their support.

It is time the rest of Nebraska to evaluate Todd on the merits of where he stands as opposed to the letter behind his name.  It is time for Nebraska Republicans to understand the dramatic difference between a Nebraska Republican and a National Republican. The York County GOP leadership is awake—are you?  Money and party loyalty are not good reasons to vote for someone.  Defending the complete Constitution and representing Nebraska with no PAC money is worth rallying behind.  Make the change!  Be a courageous warrior and stand for right.  A party whose platform is “Not the Democrats” is not leadership.  Make the change.  We can rebuild our country in a positive Constitutional direction while representing Nebraska not the money with the elected seat!

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Ignore the Polls: Recent history of polls – Lies.

My buddy called me up on these “Polls” being presented to the public.  He was frustrated with the numbers on TV as well as the questions being posed to the voters.  The question to him is “Would you vote for Ben Sasse or Dave Domina in the election?”  He said, “Neither.”   The questioner persisted, if you HAD to vote for one of these options – which would you choose?  He said, “Neither.”   The pollster became exasperated.

I worked for Gallup as a teenager.  You had to get the interview done to get paid.  These interviewers are pushing for an ‘answer’ to check the box on the computer to get paid.  A. They don’t accept ‘neither’.  This doesn’t feed the family.  B. They are not presenting ALL the options–what a great poll.  C. Someone pays for these polls.  Always follow the money.  Good luck if you can trace back the source of all these polls.

This is the quality of polling.  They don’t even give you a choice for Watson or Jenkins.  Furthermore, many of the polls call lists of who voted last election.  In addition, the parties have lists of their supporters they give to the pollsters to control the results.  Often times you can call a list of voters that are registered with your party to solicit their opinion.  Many polls are a joke.

Furthermore, polls lie.  Flat out lie.  Read this article and you will see why polls are not worth the paper they are printed on.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/eric-cantor-s-pollster-tries-to-explain-why-his-survey-showed-cantor-up-34-points-20140611

This is the polling done by Republican sources (lack integrity) for the primary election in Virginia.  A lack of integrity in their support staff is one more reason why I’m no longer a Republican.  This polling was done by one of the top 3 Republicans in the House.  His sources succumbed to polling (this is not an anomaly) without integrity.  If you can not trust a man on choosing people with high integrity to poll—what else can you not trust?

This poll had Eric Cantor in the lead by 34 points before the primary.  When the real vote came around, he got beat by 10 points.  This poll was off 44 points!!!  The part that is laughable is how this pollster tried to explain the error of his judgment.  How could you even say any of these “reasons” with a straight face?

The establishment wants you to believe the revolution is not coming to their party.  The reality is they know it is.  Think controlling the newspapers is only found with the KGB in Russia?  Think Again.  The parties get papers to print bogus polls run by paid insiders.  I’m not here to judge the merits of various polls.  Some are good and some are bad.  Both my brother and I worked for Gallup.  There are some good people doing good polling.  However, I don’t have the time to investigate the merits and objectivity of each.  I know many are corrupt.  What I can say is most of these polls are not even presenting the Independents as options.  It is similar to some debates around the state.  It should be noted Ben Sasse was cited this year earlier using polls that were created by a donor to his campaign.  That sounds promising.  I do not put faith in many of these polls.  They are a waste of time.

Polls are often cited to discourage those not in the lead.  Again, people want to win as oppose to vote for what is right.  Read Caleb and Joshua.  Vote right.  Your conscious will be clear and you will be sending a message of what needs changed regardless of outcome.

Ignore polls and focus on the debates (if your candidate has material given to evaluate).  Keep the courage up.  Isolation is a key tactic of Satan.  It is a key tactic as well in politics.  If you don’t feel part of a group or ‘isolated’ you tend to think you are not part of something meaningful.  Stay the course.  Just know the history of corruption in the polls.  It is one more tool in their arsenal to control the public.  The results are bunk.  The only poll that matters is released on November 4th.  The media would be better served focused on stances on the key issues and ignore these biased and manipulated opinion polls.  They would be better advised to report and attend key debates where issues are addressed and disclosed as opposed to reporting on polls of paid insiders. Elections should be about debate and positions.  Unfortunately, it has become about money and winning.  They will not change until you do.  Make the change.

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Mike Huckabee – Figuring Out Republican is Bad…Conservative is Good

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/389962/huckabee-if-gop-abandons-opposition-gay-marriage-im-gone-brendan-bordelon

Mike,

We would welcome you with open arms to the Independent Conservative movement! Our following is dedicated to ‘right’ over ‘popular’ for power. Caleb and Joshua (Numbers 13) is the inspiration of many of our followers. We understand the danger of compromising ‘right’ to ‘win’. Most Republicans have not figured that out yet. It sounds like you are taking a stand with your principled approach. We took this stand several years ago. Many don’t understand Independent is not in the middle. What Independent does mean is that your voice is not controlled by a party (see definition). You listen to the arguments and make your own decision. Parties do not make the decision for you. It is a very freeing club to be in. You own your identity and can keep your views pure in front of God as opposed to compromised for power.

Mike, you are discovering what many of us knew long ago. Leadership is lost in the National Republican party. Many of us do not believe in compromising to a lesser evil to win, but standing for right (Ten Commandments being a strong basis to build from) regardless of popularity. They are about power and not principles anymore. Nebraska’s Republican candidate pledged to be a “Team Player” on election night. Mike, you know how dangerous this compromise to the power of the party is on a national level. The result of your election speaks to treasuring the candidate with the money over principled values more than any other at the GOP level. Contributing to their power is not much better than contributing to Democrats for power. There are very few Republicans who will not compromise principles to obtain power. You are one of the remaining few.

The others are still blind to the corruption. They need to review Caleb and Joshua and understand proper conduct for a believer who still proclaims this is “One Nation Under God”.  A relative statement of better than Democrat is lame. Furthermore, we have forgotten the teaching of when good people compromise to poor leadership or principles. How dangerous this is to the group. People mistakenly pick people but ignore partnerships.  Partnerships in the Bible teach us the upside and downside when we compromise principles in our teams.  We have forgotten that lesson.  We will still have to compromise on legislation but “pledges” of support and “oaths” bind and must be approached with caution.  If only the people writing the checks and promoting the GOP candidates knew the complete platfrom (I’m sure this is read like the Constitution is read these days) they are supporting.  Let me add some fuel to your fire and hopefully bring you over to our side.

George Bush (my leader when I was a Republican) said Christians and Muslims all pray to the same God. Sounds like great leadership to follow! I wonder if our Lion’s Den or Fiery Furnace warriors were given the, “He had to say that” excuse.

We can talk about Gay Marriage but how about Pro-Life? This is a dominant issue for most believers. Mitt Romney was pro-choice his entire life but suddenly “switched” to Pro-Life for the Presidency. You know the genuineness of that belief all too well. Hmmmm–another worthy leader for a faith based Christian to follow?

Moving on, the Republican Party has not reduced federal outlays once in 50 years. They grew the Department of Ed to its highest staffing levels under Bush and brought in “No Child Left Behind.” George Bush adopted UN Standards which became “Common Core”. Conservatives love it (I’m being sarcastic). More brilliant leadership to support.

Mike, you will love the fact that the majority of GOP Presidential nominees are in Vegas courting the casinos for their money and obtaining it to the tune of $100+ million dollars. You know what concessions are going to be made for that money. The GOP and gambling–Great progress for the American family (Look for internet gaming in your homes the next election cycle)!

Finally, it is OK to overlook entities of greed and protectionism if they are the largest donors of the Party? Exempting banks from the free market by letting them set interest rates. Promoting price fixing in Medicare for Pharmaceuticals. Giving oil companies subsidies and tax breaks because they are donors. Bail Outs on Wall Street because this is the single best donor source. These are not right Mike.

Republicans may drive even more Democrats to hate capitalism because they don’t allow free markets for donors that will do the most good for all people. How can you preach free markets when you don’t enact these clauses for your top donors?  This form of capitalism we have is not really capitalism.  We have the government involved in so many industries. We have Republicans passing favors for their donor industries.  Both are wrong.  Many are blind to the fact that this protectionism for the health care industry combined with government guarantees of providing the general welfare created this disaster in healthcare and pushed people to socialized medicine. High prices are partly to blame for protectionism of the medical professions, hospitals, drugs, etc.  I’ve given the GOP candidate in this race 3 months to go on the record on many of these anti-competitive practices on these topics but he has refused to address the concerns.

We must fight for free markets that benefit the most people. Our donors are OK with free markets for their own businesses. They are not afraid of competition. This is why they are strong Independent conservatives and ready to lead. Competition & Debate– Independent Conservatives say, “Anywhere, Anytime.” Republican conservatives say, “Does this help me profit or win?”

Now in the midst of crying about Senator Harry Reid’s lack of debate of bills, they are OK with Representative and Speaker of the House Boehner not bringing passed bills to the floor to debate. Ah yes, compromising to the least common denominator as opposed to leading with principles. In our state, Republican candidates are not debating their opponents. I’m sure you understand the definition of Hypocrisy. The Republicans do not have one leg to stand on with Senator Harry Reid if they don’t have the guts to debate themselves. Furthermore, they fight and testify to continue to limit my voting rights as an Independent at the ballot box in our state legislature. What a way to fight for free speech and Democracy for 42% of the American public (a smaller subset in Nebraska).

More importantly, I’m the only Nebraska conservative in the major races carrying the conservative arguments in the public square (apologies to Lee Terry and Pete Ricketts) because Republicans are not strong enough to deliver a conservative platform speech in the Senate race. Many Republican leaders feel it will cost them votes delivering the message outside their “Holy Huddle”. If you think believers can’t talk God outside the church, come to the Republican Party in Nebraska where they can’t talk conservative values in a room of people that have different ideologies.  It is inspiring new numbers to the movement (sarcasm).  Again, full apologies to the 2nd district and the governor’s race where Republicans have “Manned Up” and debated their opponents. I’m frankly tired of both conservatives and believers that speak loud all day in their safe environment but coward in the corner when it is time to speak values in public. “Popular” over “Right” wins all day long. The fear of what the others may say or speak keeps most silent. Trust me, it is a blast speaking conservative principles when Domina supporters are bussed in for the statewide debate. Full credit to the Domina supporters though. They have been very supportive of letting me speak. I wish conservatives would show the same level of respect to those with different views.  Instead, Republicans (as a whole) try to control speech on the floor of the House and the public square of democratic elections. I know this first hand.

The lack of confidence to stand for conservative values in the public square is a national crisis. I’m frankly tired of their preaching to their crowd, and folding when you need a conservative voice carried in the PUBLIC square. How in the world are you going to convert anyone when you only speak to like-minded people at like-minded gatherings who mostly rally behind statements of “Fear” of Obama? Preaching to the choir is easy. Rallying a crowd on “Fear” is not leadership. The only thing we need to Fear is God–not Obama. Some of us are comfortable in standing “For” something.  Rallying people around fear have created some of the most toxic world events in history. People need leaders not fear mongers.  People need answers to their tough questions before they vote.

Furthermore, we can push new agenda items that Democrats believe in but Republicans are clueless on because they have not taken the time to study the structure. The oppression of the poor continues to be the result by advocating for Wall Street Banks ownership of the Federal Reserve and our monetary system. The argument should have nothing to do with how much money they have. The argument has everything to do with how unconstitutional the system is. We are not talking about reallocation of money or handouts. What we are talking about is a system that fundamentally oppresses the poor and devalues work in favor of capital. Abraham Lincoln always believed “Labor was Superior to Capital”. Now we have Capital superior to Labor in the Republican Party of which he was a founding influence. We have a compromise to capital over the Constitution (will not agree to Article I, Section 8, Clause 5) because it is funding the propaganda on TV, signs, buses, and shirts. This statement has nothing to do with Unions. This has everything to do with valuing hard work over money created out of thin air via fiat in New York City.

Christ threw over the “Money Changing” tables for a reason. Why are we hugging them? Pro-Capitalism must be set up with a Constitutional framework that does not give favors to donors (those with capital). If we fixed our monetary system to a Constitutional format we can help those that work hard and diminish this unjust class divide created by a system in favor of those who have access to capital over those that work hard. This does not mean income equality. It means the system is just and promotes the values of hard work again.

Mike, the great thing is Democrats (at least in Nebraska) are jumping on board with this purer Constitutional view. They know I care for them the same. They know I’m looking to create a fair framework for all citizens. The rejection of PAC money has actually been liberating. They know I’m shooting them straight and not pulling donor lines.

On the whole, democrats fundamentally care for the poor and they think the Republicans do not do that. Frankly, they are often right. They know I care for the very least in our society. They know it’s genuine. We still disagree in how to care, but they are listening. At the end of the day, leaders in government should be leading the “Justice” for the poor–especially in the courts where Biblical guidance is clear. We should be demonstrating care for the poor at the personal level outside of government. Some do that, but some do not. Clearly, this is not leadership by example with many in the the GOP or Democratic Party (although I know more of it exists as many try to observe Biblical privacy doctrine–I can relate).

We don’t agree on “providing” the general welfare (Liberals vs. Conservatives), but I have found common ground with many in “workfare” for the able bodied. In fact, work isn’t really a hand out. We spend money on civil services on work every day. Is giving an individual a job to work on our infrastructure really a handout? I think it is hard work and a worthy pay check for a much needed service. As we crank our economy back to full tilt when we get our monetary system right, we can fill this employment gap with work for infrastructure and eliminate able bodied welfare handouts. Many, not all, Democrats are jumping on board with hard work for help. They are rejecting handouts as they know the oppression this system is really creating on the people. They are looking for a different avenue to help. We are offering an alternative instead of no solution. This makes sense to people on both sides of the aisle.

I have found many Democrats on board when we fight for “Establishing Justice” and “Equality Under the Law” and quit passing favors for large donors that create this inequality. The Constitution is still treasured by both sides of the isle (especially moderate Democrats and many Republicans who still don’t understand or will face up to the corruption of the power base of the National Party). Many Nebraska Democrats believe in pro-life, justice, and a fair opportunity for the poor. Many of these values should not be labeled with “Conservative”. These are beliefs that unite people. Conservative and liberal have connotations that many revolt from.

Mike, you are welcome here. We would love to add your voice to Biblically based Independents who realize both NATIONAL parties have no rudders, are corrupt, and lost. You don’t have to agree with everything an individual says that is an Independent. We still have different views on many civil issues but Biblical Independents agree on so called “Conservative” fundamentals. You are free to own your own opinion. I’m personally on board with a Biblical standard. We have not found this to be unanimously loved by either Republican or Democrat. There is a large group of Republicans who believe in civil liberties with no limitations of a moral code that is foundational to our Common Law system. Ironically enough it was Obama who said, “Law IS the codification of morality”. It is just a question of what standard of morality that is. Many believe in the Biblical standard.

We have too many Christian’s who are OK to compromise right to win. It is all about power. They believe ‘win’ creates results. The reality is God owns the results based on the declaration of our vote (if 25% of believers even show up and vote) and exercise of our conscious before we act.  Many Democrats and Republicans have lost the belief that God is in control. They believe the parties in charge are. You can provide leadership on that topic.

There is a crisis in the Republican party of people more concerned with money/power then right. We know we can rebuild ‘conservative’ values when we don’t tolerate injustice and promote values of truth as opposed to compromising positions for money and power. I know you stand for right before God per your conscious. You understand the “Fear of God” and the account we will have to give to God. I believe this motivates you more than short term power positions.

Standing for right is what we are trying to do as God fearing Independents. I will tell you we try to avoid the word “Conservative” and “Liberal” at the door. We call it a Biblical view. Some views are incomplete but many have a solid intent.  I’m sure you can add to this discussion.  Yes, many of those views are conservative but there are topics like oppression, justice, etc. that have not been advocated for very well by ‘conservatives’.

A strong Biblical view is welcome. The party does a poor job of representing moral values. The label pushes many God fearing Democrats away. There are many Democrats labeled by birth then by belief. They are welcome here. All are welcome here. Furthermore, we avoid demonizing dissenters. We don’t feel this will win a person over. We try to lead sheep– Not beat sheep as the saying goes. We are united and push this agenda of Biblical values.

A word of caution though, you will be discriminated against as an Independent. Be prepared. Talking God outside of Republican is a foreign concept for many. Many believers (in the midwest) are entrenched Republicans. I’m not welcome on Christian radio because they are concerned on “winning” even though I’m the only one that has said the word “Jesus” in public debates. I haven’t had my ideology questioned by believers but many are publically interested in Republicans winning.  To be more accurate, they are concerned with Democrats losing.

Many faith based organizations will not stand by you.  I’ve given my time in marches, made my declarations but endorsements do not come based on your stated positions.  They are nervous this would split the Republican vote.  Many of these organizations will blanket support Republicans on key stances.  They no longer endorse based on charachter of the person but they endorse based on the interests of winning.  They believe winning is what determines outcomes.  Independents require further evaluation and stated positions are often not trusted due to the “Fear of Obama” as I’m learning.

Standing for values is only welcome if it helps “their” party.  Again, this is not a value shared by all Republicans but is believed by many card carrying members.  We have had outstanding people of faith that are die hard Republicans support this campaign.  We have had people of faith that are Democrats and support this campaign.  There are a great deal of people who still evaluate you based on merit of what you stand for.  This is our emphasis.  We need people to start evaluatiing people on stances and charachter and not on labels.  These people will stand and support you if they like what you say.  They are the party people we treasure because they believe in “Encouragement” – another lost value in many circles.  However, I want you to be prepared that several people of faith will desert you because you publically do not endorse the “R”.  This is Biblical as well too.  Labels over belief were important back then too.

Furthermore, you will need large amounts of private money to get your message out.  A large chunk of the power brokers in money/media are tied to the party. They have several avenues of the media sewed up. Many members of the media will not cover you unless you buy ads, AND if you do not pose a danger to accomplishing winning of ‘their candidate.  They have their opinions too they like to promote. That happens both ways (“R” vs. “D”). We are still working on the joint venture between Fox and CNN for the Independent Channel ;)

The belief in civic coverage is not there anymore for many outlets. They believe you need to pay for all media coverage before you are covered. This is not true of all outlets. I’ve been fortunate to have been covered by many outlets who believe in civic coverage and debate. I’m very thankful for their work. I want to make sure I don’t “lump” all of them into this unfair label. I’ve been truly blessed with fair and independent coverage in the media across my state.  I will always be grateful for these people that are dedicated to covering content and debate to educate their consumers. If I win, I know who I will be conversing with first to communicate my message.

Mike, you are a large domino that needs to fall to weaken a corrupt party or bring a wake up call. It may be a ‘better’ option but I don’t think God cares too much for an institution that is “less bad”.   It is time we have a new movement grounded in the Constitution, God’s guidance for his entire creation to flourish, and justice of which Romans 13 calls us to create in government. The challenge is to destroy the stigma that this it does not act in the best interest of all people.  We need to trumpet Proverbs 29:2, “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice, when the wicked rule, the people grumble.”

I, Todd Watson, Independent Candidate for US Senate would appreciate your support this election. There is already a large base of conservative Independents standing for God. We would welcome your voice to a fast growing group! You could provide many with a God fearing compass, and worthy national leadership to follow.

I assure you this Independent God fearing group is multiplying. More believers are right there and ready to follow. They have talked to me. They are just scared to “jump”. They are fighting their own conscious. ‘Winning’ versus ‘right’ is a tough American concept. They are scared to follow ‘Right’ for what ‘They Believe’ this may cost them. The powder keg is ready to be lit Mike. A national leader changing like you would be monumental. It may not bring you power but I think God is ready to bless a big change of loyalty from poor leadership to God fearing leaders. I know he is hungry for leaders to be loyal to him first. I believe he is ready for those who have not put their trust in money over him. I believe he is ready for leaders who put their trust in God before “Chariots” and “Horses”. I believe he is ready for those who put their faith in him before government and before self.

I know he has taken care of me in a miraculous way this year. We are winning, but not ‘winning’. People are sorry for me because of poll numbers.  However, we have identified the strong ready to stand firm. I actually feel lucky to be called to this work. I feel even more blessed by the amazing followers who volunteer for free because they support the cause.  I feel sorrier for those willing to compromise. I truly believe that a compromised vote is going to have consequences this time around. They have choices they have not had in the past. They don’t need to feel sorry for me. I know what Big Government, Big Money, and lost leadership will do for them.

I know God has my back. This doesn’t mean everything is always pleasant (quite the opposite), but it does bring contentment. Unfortunately, I see people who have faith in parties or candidates pledged to money and bad leadership. Many Republicans are good but we forget who we align with can determine their outcome. That is the blind spot. The partnerships of these candidates are there to be discoverd but that would take more work then the average voter is willing to give.  Thank you for bringing to light the compromising of one of the partnerships–the National Party.  We could use your help to set them free from poor leadership! I implore you to take the final step Mike. My phone line is open. Todd

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