(re) Joining the Fray

Posted: Mar 18, 2008 10:14 PM

First of all, I’d like to thank to all of my friends in the blogosphere who helped me jumpstart TomDeLay.com and give me, and activists like you, an opportunity to highlight conservative thought and to voice our common ideas and frustrations.   

When I first left Congress in 2006, I was able to pour myself into the blog, posting and commenting and meeting with other bloggers in the effort to keep online conservatism active.  As I transitioned into life in the private sector, many new opportunities arose, including writing and publicizing my first book, spending time with my wife and our foster community in Texas, and working on building my consulting firm.  But starting last summer, a new project completely consumed me, and I decided it was best to focus full time on traveling around the country, signing up conservative activists in targeted media markets, and raising funds from conservative donors.  This project, Coalition for a Conservative Majority, has been a dream of mine since I started organizing activists as a freshman member of Congress, and under the leadership of former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, it’s off and running with 9 media market chapters underway.  Now that CCM is in the best of hands, I have the time to kick around a few ideas with some old friends, including those here at Townhall.com.

I would like to especially thank Chuck DeFeo and Matt Lewis here at Townhall.com for giving me a new forum where I can help rally conservative activists on specific, targeted causes that will…well…just make liberals miserable.  Here you will find everything from my media appearances to columns and general thoughts on political matters.  You will also find my “Action Points” (as I like to call them) because our superior political philosophy just isn’t enough anymore.  I look forward to reading and responding to your posts and suggestions.  But please, keep it civil, and I will, too. 

Keep the Faith,

Tom DeLay