The fall elections will decide whether the Congress remains in hands committed to victory or whether a Democratic Party pledged to retreat in Iraq and fecklessness in the broader war comes to power.
The results will also dictate whether future Supreme Court nominees and other judicial nominees receive fair and expedited hearings and up-or-down votes, and whether the economy remains free of tax hikes that will slow or reverse the strong growth of the past four years.
A Democratic majority in the House means that the Senate’s McCain-Kennedy vision of immigration law –amnesty with almost no enforcement– becomes the law.
In short, the stakes are very high.
If you have a blog, now is the time to pick up the pace and especially the links to the most persuasive pieces of writing you find, while at the same time pinging your list of family and friends and urging them to pay attention to the stakes and helping them to do so. In the next six weeks is your greatest opportunity to influence the votes of the people in your life, and your blog is the best way to do that.
If you don’t have a blog, start one —click the bar in the right column to get started— and stay with it if only until the day after the elections. E-mail family, friends and colleagues and point them to your effort. Ask them to check back between now and the vote. Remind them that you are posting. And link to Townhall, Michael Barone, RCP etc as a way of drawing their attention to the key races and issues. Write about the races you know and follow, and do so with an undecided voter in mind.
Finally, if you live in a state with a crucial Senate contest, blog a lot about that race or start a blog about that race. The same goes for those districts with a House seat in play.
In a close race, a single blog diligently worked between now and November could make a difference.
Check the Blogatorium to see just how wide the net is and for ideas on how you can join that effort.