Updated: Jan 4
…probably not what you expect.
We’re not resolving to lose weight (although it wouldn’t hurt to do so) and we’re not resolving to get more exercise, cut back on enjoying the fruit of the vine or put away a few extra pennies, if we can find them after Biden-inflation takes its bite out of our income.
We are resolving to be more like Scott Presler.
Who the heck is Scott Presler, and why should conservatives emulate him you might ask?
A lanky guy in blue jeans and cowboy boots, with hair past his shoulders, Scott Presler looks pretty much exactly the opposite of the typical overpaid establishment Republican political consultant; no dorky bow tie, no $100 haircut, no bespoke suit and shoes, Scott looks like someone the Republican establishment would ignore out of hand.
Of course, ignoring people based on their looks is why the GOP establishment keeps losing.
For those who do not spend a lot of time on Twitter or other social media, you can find Scott on Twitter #ThePersistence @ScottPresler.
Scott is a one-man MAGA conservative tidal wave, a dog walker who became a social media phenomenon by sitting in a Virginia Starbucks window with a Trump sticker on his laptop writing thank you notes to Trump voters.
Relentlessly positive, Mr. Presler soon branched out into urging local Republican organizations to register MAGA voters, and he then began to travel the country conducting seminars on how to register voters, and organizing community clean up campaigns in neighborhoods where the establishment Republican Party rarely, if ever, went.
“President Trump inspired me to start cleaning up America,” Presler told Fox News. “I saw how everyone on Twitter was kind of pointing the finger, they were blaming and scapegoating, and everybody was talking about the problem, but nobody was coming up with a solution.”
“We picked up 12 tons of trash in 12 hours on the most dangerous streets of America in West Baltimore,” Presler said.
Why is voter registration so important?
It is the best predictor of how a voter is going to vote, so it has real-world effects on political outcomes. As Scott Presler recently tweeted:
In August, democrats had an advantage of 2,779 voter registrations in Pinellas County, FL.
Today, Republicans have an advantage of 962.
That’s a swing of 3,741 voters in 4 months.
We’re coming for your seat, Charlie Crist. #FL13
You can see Scott in action at a voter registration seminar here:
Notice the message:
If you’re a Republican who switched to independent b/c you’re unhappy with our leadership,
then — in many states — you won’t be able to vote in primaries.
It’s so important you register as a Republican, so we don’t get stuck w/ Mitt Romney candidates.
This is a much-needed contrast to the inaction of too many of our “establishment conservative” friends who love to criticize and rail against RINOs, but have no solution to the problem. Scott Presler has a solution to the RINO problem – register more conservatives and get them to vote in the Republican Primary.
“It’s our Republican Party, not theirs. I’m coming for you in 2022 peacefully,” Scott said at a voter registration seminar in Louisiana. Through his seminars, rallies and clean up campaigns Scott Presler is on a mission to convince Republican voters that they must take personal responsibility for their party and America’s future. “You can make a difference. I dare you to say, I will!”
“What we really need is more leaders to step up in society who are going to be able to delegate and who are going to be able to teach people what actions they can take to actually make a difference. You don’t have to wait for government—you don’t have to wait for anybody else,” Scott Presler told the Epoch Times.
What other national conservative or Republican leader talks like that? None that we can think of.
Scott Presler’s motto is simple: “Stop Talking, Start Doing.” For 2022, and beyond, I resolve to be more like Scott Presler, and I challenge each and every conservative in America to do the same.
George Rasley is editor of Richard Viguerie's ConservativeHQ.com and is a veteran of over 300 political campaigns, including every Republican presidential campaign from 1976 to 2004. A member of American MENSA, he served on the staff of Vice President Dan Quayle, on the House and Senate staff, and as a staff member or advance representative for some of America’s most recognized conservative political figures, including Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin and Jack Kemp.