Get out your check books and canvassing shoes. Organize, contribute and knock on doors. This campaign is not over, and certainly not won until the last vote is cast and the last recount litigated and appealed.
The RINOs are not finished. At least one of them will mount a write in campaign. Others may also run as spoilers along with Gov. Crist. Those nominees supported by the Tea Party movement will need continued financial and volunteer support to prevail in the general election.
If you declare victory and retire--if you do not vote, but depend on someone else to do it, the Democrats will win and waste all our efforts and investment. Enthusiasm and turnout are as important in the general election as they were in the primaries. Identify those who agree with you and shepherd them to the polling place.
When the campaign is finished and the votes are counted, the next stage of the campaign begins. We must remain vigilant and active throughout the lame duck session, until the next congress is sworn in. The lame ducks retain power and can do great damage to our liberty and prosperity. They will do great damage unless we impose and maintain great pressure on them.
Once the new representatives and senators are sworn in, we must ride herd on them to prevent them from succumbing to the siren song of power, the urge to "go along to get along". We must remind them that they were sent to Washington to drain the swamp and reverse the Socialist agenda, not to become part of it, enrich themselves through graft and cement themselves in power.
Only one third of the senate seats are up for election. Another third will be exposed to the voters in '12, and the rest in '14. We can not let up until then because we need a true working majority:
Cloture requires 60 votes. Overriding a veto requires 67 votes. In calculating the vote count, we must subtract the remaining recidivist RINOs from the Republican caucus. We need enough new genuine Conservative senators to fill in the RINO gap and achieve the required super majorities.
We must learn from the blunder of 1994 instead of repeating it. The political pendulum swings, we must continue to pull it our way and push against it when it swings leftward again. No election is final, there will be another in two years. Our gains are temporary, not permanent. We must effectively promote and sell the values and policies we treasure.
"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. It behooves you, therefore, to be watchful in your States as well as in the Federal Government." -- Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837 http://freedomkeys.com/vigil.htm
"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- John Philpot Curran: Speech upon the Rigght of Election, 1790. (Speeches. Dublin, 1808.) as quoted in the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, NY, 1953, p167 and also in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Boston, 1968, p479 http://freedomkeys.com/vigil.htm