I’m always trying to think of one. You can be creative in politics. You can also make a fool of yourself. Figuring out what works, and what doesn’t, is what makes a good politician.
Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis of Idaho will never be convinced, just as Andy Biggs will never be convinced, that there is not a legal possibility of a runaway. Once it convenes, the Convention is subject to no external control. No one has any authority over it, except its own members, the states. I want to try to convince him that if the Convention were held this year, with the current configuration of political power in this country, a runaway is actually, if not legally, impossible. I believe the best way to demonstrate this to him is to prepare a pamphlet containing the pictures of each of the legislative leaders in the Republican states, along with a brief political biography, including NRA membership or endorsement, conservative legislative accomplishment etc. In addition to the Republican states I would include pictures and bios from the seven split states*, which, at the Convention, would likely align with the Republicans. Altogether it’s 38 states, a 3/4 supermajority.
These are people Davis will identify with. They’re people who are just as patriotic as he is, and have proven it. These are the people who will control this convention. They’re his peers. They’re just like him, except a bit more cosmopolitan, in some cases.
These people are a threat to the Constitution? My God, these people are more dedicated to the Constitution than any group in this country. But he doesn’t know that. He doesn’t know any thing about these people, just as they don’t know anything about him.
These people need to be introduced to each other. Thus, the pamphlet.
When I was in college we used to call ideas like this “mind attacks.” I’ve been having a lot of them lately.
Maine, Minnesota, Iowa, Kentucky, Colorado, Washington and New Mexico.