How the former Miss USA 2003, Harvard Lawyer and Republican Hopeful can salvage the GOP’s Image and easy become the Democrats Nightmare in 2014 AND in 2016
Fact is the Republican Party has among many others two major problems; one is the trench-warfe between the establishment, the Independent and the Grassroots Conservatives on one side and second Problem the GOP has is a major image problem. Those are facts we cannot deny.
Especially the latter is a major issue. While Conservatives have in every aspect no matter if it is social, economic or any other issue the better answers, solutions and ideas, the Democrats sell themselves better by using general known Communication tactics (Topic of my next column) as well as Saul Alinsky tactics to give the GOP the bad image of a Racists, woman hating, coldhearted Party that only cares for the rich.
There is hope
Outspoken Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Liberty Issues and Ted Cruz “Missile” on ObamaCare not only rule the media but also the social networks among Grassroots Conservatives, Libertarians and Tea-Party activists.
But we also have to look into the nearby future and prepare for 2014 to maintain majority in congress and regain control over the Senate.
There are more true conservatives that need our attention and support. One of them is the young Lady I am about to introduce.
A young Lady that fights a fearless concentrated and neither in the regular media nor in the social media almost not-acknowledged fights for her political future in one of the Bluest States of the Nation – Illinois.
And it is a shame that she seems to vanish in lack of nationwide recognition because SHE IS the type of person we need in the GOP as the future. And she can drive the Progressive Liberals nuts, which sure is a major bonus.
She is outspoken, highly intelligent, young and beautiful enough to appeal to the younger voters has true conservative values without the Schoolmaster appearance of the Old-Man-Establishment.
Meet Erika N. Harold
Small town girl next door Erika N. Harold is everything but the “average Girl-Next-Door”. She is one of the most intelligent, interesting, and amazing characters in today’s politics.
Far away from the Democrat accusations of the GOP being a white-man-racist Party Erika is the living proof we are not. And she has a record that speaks volumes.
Born in February 20, 1980 Erika grows up in Urbana, Illinois a rural 37,000 people town with an amazing varied ethnical background.
On her father’s side she has Greek, German and Welsh ancestry and on her mother’s side Native-American, African-American and Russian descent.
Erika attended University High school and Urbana High School in Urbana Illinois. In 2007 she graduated with a B.A. as a Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her law degree from Harvard University J.D. in 2007.
- While still going to school Erika Harold was 2002 selected Miss Illinois. Her Platform was “Preventing Youth Violence and Bullying: Protect Yourself, Respect Yourself”.
Her Platform choice grew out of personal experience being the subject to sexual and racial harassment with teachers and school administrators having her concerns dismissed.
- In 2003 Erika Harold became Miss America
- In the first week of her 2003 Pageant campaign she additionally adopted a dual platform for sexual abstinence. Of course not without being hammered by – you guessed it – Liberals accusing her of having a hidden agenda.
Washington Times Officials suggested a liberal bias on the pageant officials since they had no problem with the 1998 contestant running an HIV prevention platform.
She officially refused to drop the topic of sexual abstinence during a speech in 2002 at the National Press Club in Washington and received 38 support letters from members of Congress.
- Recently Erika has gained unfortunate headlines as GOP senior Official Jim Allen called her in an email to “Republican News Watch” a “little Queen” and liken her to a “Streetwalker with the Democrat party and RINO Republicans as pimps”
He later on had to resign over this remarks.
I guess we do a hell of a way better job the democrats ever can killing our own candidates with racial slurs and so play the democrats right in their hands. What a jerk Jim Allen is.
Politics (taken directly from her Website)
Taxation and Regulation
Erika believes that the government’s role should only be to build a framework or business that does not inhibit innovation or create excessive layers of bureaucracy. Narrowing the scope of power delegated to administrative agencies. A streamlined and modernized tax code and she opposes increases in individual marginal tax rate or capital gains tax rates.
Erika Harold proposes a Crop Insurance program to safeguard farmer’s needs. In addition she opposes implementations of burdensome regulations that undermine the agricultural industry. Recognizing the increasing global demand for sustainable and renewable energy sources, she also will support biofuels as a tool for addressing those demands.
Erika’s landmark issues are individual liberties, religious freedom according to the First Amendment and to battle every attempt to infringe our second Amendment rights. Other than that she is he a firm believer of the Constitution itself and fights for proper limits on governmental power.
Erika believes in the Declaration of Independence and “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” She is pro-Life and supports reforms within the criminal Justice system.
Unfortunatley Ms. Harold has not responded to my request to answer a few questions going deeper into her believes and stands on current political issues.
1) Wikipedia on Erika Harold
2) Erika Harold for U.S. Congress
3) Republican News Watch
4) PolicyMic – Erika Herold_Miss America tries to Save the Republican Party
5) Meyer Capel Attorneys – Erika N Harold_Law Firm introduction
6) UPI – GOP official resigns after calling Erika Harold a streetwalker
7) Weekly Standard – Miss America vs. Mr. Incumbent