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UnifiedPatriots gets early scoop on TimeForPerry.com launch

Early Scoop

Wednesday night, Unified Patriots scooped most of the world on the launch of a significant “Draft Rick Perry” site and movement. The young start-up, with so-far humble numbers, humble beginnings, but quite a bit of connection where it counts, ran with the launch of TimeForPerry and a hard-hitting video Wednesday night with two frontpage stories before 11:15pm Wednesday, and a follow-up before 10am Thursday.

Most of the media and blogging world had it by noon Thursday. Our JadedbyPolitics had it on the site 18 hours before that, at 5:48pm Wednesday, 6 hours before it started getting its first national play.

Now the thing is, we weren’t the first to be informed. We learned of it by monitoring twitter feeds of important conservative voices. Its veracity was confirmed by Washington insiders. More on that later.

Significant Story?

In a word, yes. There are two big stories in the forefront of the nation’s political mind right now: the nation’s debt ceiling marathon debate; and the race for the Republican nomination for the 2012 general presidential election. On the GOP preidential race, the as-yet undeclared Rick Perry is a central figure, perhaps THE central figure, because if he runs, he immediately becomes one of the front-runners.

So Texas Governor Rick Perry is big news, and all things Rick Perry are at least noteworthy at this point. He seems poised to enter the campaign. While there are various “Draft Perry” groups, this one is significant. Frankly Perry has demonstrated enormous grass-roots appeal, appears to have a solid national infrastructure, and appears to have fantastic fundraising potential. His anti-Washington rhetoric and policies go a long way between the Left Coast and the the Other Left Coast™. The remaining question is, does he have a power base in Washington itself? Does he have high-powered allies and supporters?

I don’t know much about the details of who is behind TimeforPerry. What I do know is they are high-powered conservative Washington insiders, who are lobbying other high-powered players, inside and outside of Washington, to combine their forces in backing Rick Perry. I find that compelling and interesting, and I also find it…..newsworthy.

Who covered it…

Apparently lots of others found it newsworthy as well. Reporting on it less than 12 hours after we did were RealClearPolitics, Washington Examiner, ABC News, and Politico. The many who picked up the AP feed before noon included the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Palm Beach Post, and Miami Herald.

None of them covered it all that deeply, but they all considered it enough to mention it.

…and who didnt

I realize that “draft Perry” sites are a dime a dozen, I find it a bit disheartening that the conservative news and blogs have barely touched this particular launch. The who behind it, THAT is the story. It’s not the scoop of the century, but it is certainly worthy of some note. But to my knowledge, only Breitbart.com had anything remotely considered timely coverage. I highly doubt the story is being squelched or deliberately downplayed. I have to conclude that major conservative news and blogs don’t consider it notable.

I am aware that one particular conservative blog site had early knowledge of this launch. This site, a national powerhouse and one of the most influential blogs on Capitol Hill, did not make mention of it until 3:30pm Thursday. Considering that they are self-proclaimed king-makers, and additionally considering that Governor Perry has been and continues to be a huge friend to them, a casual mention of a significant pro-Perry turn of events, 24 hours and 50 stories after they had the scoop – that just seems to be in bad taste.

The rest of the right news-blog world, well, they can be excused for skipping a pro-Perry scoop. Not all of them have had Governor Perry as the keynote speaker of their annual convention for two years running. Their editorial staffs didn’t get invited to an afternoon of skeet-shooting and grilling at his house. One would expect a little favorable attention from Kingmakers-R-Us.com.

#justsayin
#paybacksabitchaintit

The video (again)

In case you missed it [and if you read nothing but conservative blogs, you probably did….]:

E Pluribus Unum
The weapons had evolved, but our orders remained the same: Hunt them down and kill them off, one by one. A most successful campaign. Perhaps too successful. For those like me, a Death Dealer, this signaled the end of an era. Like the weapons of the previous century, we, too, would become obsolete. Pity, because I lived for it.

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  1. I noticed that a) it was covered well here earlier and b) a certain other site that you mentioned only got around to noticing today.

    I was thinking about mentioning it, but you beat me to it.

    This site may not have the traffic some others do, but I’d put the talent here against any other group out there, from blogs to politico to the NYT – it wouldn’t even be close.

  2. “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    Plato, quotes about Vigilance:
    The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs, is to be ruled by evil men.

    There are many more quotes about vigilance, some more profound than those, but when you maintain it, you won’t be caught napping. EPU, Jaded, and now texas galt certainly weren’t

  3. Thanks for the mention but we do what an up and coming site HAS to do (Mr. John Hawkins) and that is be everywhere at all times, paying attention and ignoring the lamestream media to get what is IMPORTANT to us out there! Great write up!

  4. I occasionally visit that other site. I think I mentioned when I first found UP that I had been actively looking for Vassar who, thankfully, had left a link on The Sands Institute site. I was absolutely thrilled when I saw all the wonderfully familiar names here!
    That site has never been the same since all of you “left”. I, for one, am so very glad you all coalesced here instead of splintering off to various other conservative blogs. It must have taken an absolutely Herculean effort to get a site with this level of professionalism and quality up and running within what was only a couple of weeks.
    So much for king-makers and egos.

    • Suzanne, that other site had once been a solid, principled place to visit. The community and exchange of information, ideas, and caring attracted many of us.

      So much for king-makers and egos.

      Once the above happened, many of us in good conscience could not stay. I’m grateful and appreciative that UP came into existence.

    • and we too are thrilled to have our friends come with us on this ride we are enjoying! Vassar is indeed one of the top writers in the blogoshpere and his silence would have been deafening!

    • Like you suzanne, I found my way here by searching out the Sands Institute in an attempt to contact Vassar. Imagine my surprise when a timely reply was received. Me, just as a complete stranger who only posted on that other site a few times.

      I might not be as eloquent as some of the others here, but I do have to say; this place feels like a home filled with kindred spirits.

  5. IT is an interesting point you make, EPU. Why would an influential conservative blog, one who touts their relationship with Gov. Perry, not share the news?

    I like how you defined the two most important issues for the GOP right now. Getting the right candidate is critical for us. I’ve previously mentioned that we shouldn’t worry about a perfect candidate. I’ll add to that Vassar’s point that it is more important that we choose the person who carries our Message..

    While there are several of our current contenders I like, I am getting intrigued by the “strength” of a Perry candidacy that I think would take on the Left, and Barack Obama in a way we so desperately need.

  6. Kingmakers will always consider themselves more important than the actual “kings” and waaay more important than the louts and peasants of the land. Especially the peasants on their “own” side.

    Fortunately, kingmakers always fall, just like actual kingdoms, over time. Or their ratings go down by something like 50% over a 6 month period. Well done, EPU, and very well done indeed, UP.

  7. This is another example of why we need diversity in the righty blogosphere. A variety of sites, with a variety of writers and outlooks, can accomplish more for the conservative movement in friendly competition. That’s supposed to be the objective.

    Let the rock star mentality stay in show business. Rock stars can get groupies, but only real communities of motivated people can get things done.

  1. I noticed that a) it was covered well here earlier and b) a certain other site that you mentioned only got around to noticing today.

    I was thinking about mentioning it, but you beat me to it.

    This site may not have the traffic some others do, but I’d put the talent here against any other group out there, from blogs to politico to the NYT – it wouldn’t even be close.

  2. “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    Plato, quotes about Vigilance:
    The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs, is to be ruled by evil men.

    There are many more quotes about vigilance, some more profound than those, but when you maintain it, you won’t be caught napping. EPU, Jaded, and now texas galt certainly weren’t

  3. Thanks for the mention but we do what an up and coming site HAS to do (Mr. John Hawkins) and that is be everywhere at all times, paying attention and ignoring the lamestream media to get what is IMPORTANT to us out there! Great write up!

  4. I occasionally visit that other site. I think I mentioned when I first found UP that I had been actively looking for Vassar who, thankfully, had left a link on The Sands Institute site. I was absolutely thrilled when I saw all the wonderfully familiar names here!
    That site has never been the same since all of you “left”. I, for one, am so very glad you all coalesced here instead of splintering off to various other conservative blogs. It must have taken an absolutely Herculean effort to get a site with this level of professionalism and quality up and running within what was only a couple of weeks.
    So much for king-makers and egos.

    • Suzanne, that other site had once been a solid, principled place to visit. The community and exchange of information, ideas, and caring attracted many of us.

      So much for king-makers and egos.

      Once the above happened, many of us in good conscience could not stay. I’m grateful and appreciative that UP came into existence.

    • and we too are thrilled to have our friends come with us on this ride we are enjoying! Vassar is indeed one of the top writers in the blogoshpere and his silence would have been deafening!

    • Like you suzanne, I found my way here by searching out the Sands Institute in an attempt to contact Vassar. Imagine my surprise when a timely reply was received. Me, just as a complete stranger who only posted on that other site a few times.

      I might not be as eloquent as some of the others here, but I do have to say; this place feels like a home filled with kindred spirits.

  5. IT is an interesting point you make, EPU. Why would an influential conservative blog, one who touts their relationship with Gov. Perry, not share the news?

    I like how you defined the two most important issues for the GOP right now. Getting the right candidate is critical for us. I’ve previously mentioned that we shouldn’t worry about a perfect candidate. I’ll add to that Vassar’s point that it is more important that we choose the person who carries our Message..

    While there are several of our current contenders I like, I am getting intrigued by the “strength” of a Perry candidacy that I think would take on the Left, and Barack Obama in a way we so desperately need.

  6. Kingmakers will always consider themselves more important than the actual “kings” and waaay more important than the louts and peasants of the land. Especially the peasants on their “own” side.

    Fortunately, kingmakers always fall, just like actual kingdoms, over time. Or their ratings go down by something like 50% over a 6 month period. Well done, EPU, and very well done indeed, UP.

  7. This is another example of why we need diversity in the righty blogosphere. A variety of sites, with a variety of writers and outlooks, can accomplish more for the conservative movement in friendly competition. That’s supposed to be the objective.

    Let the rock star mentality stay in show business. Rock stars can get groupies, but only real communities of motivated people can get things done.

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