It’s so exciting. We began this blogzine in March with no big billionaire backers—only the faith that readers like you would care. Where do you go if you care about life, marriage, and religious liberty to keep track of what is happening in the bulging, bursting GOP primary campaign? Where do you go to hear the truth about the old ‘Truce Strategy’ and its failures? Where do you go if you are deeply conservative and yet care about immigration from a human dignity perspective, or middle class economics? Where do you go to learn about what is happening on Common Core?
We started with hardly any dollars but a big dream: to become the place to follow Campaign 2016 for social conservatives—and most especially for full spectrum conservatives who understand social and economic conservatism aren’t two separate wings but part of the same bird. To fly, the GOP needs to run as if it believes life, marriage, and religious liberty aren’t side “social issues” but part of building an American dream that matters.
Thanks to you, we are seeing candidates compete as never before for the pro-life vote. We are credited with helping move presidential candidates to sign the 20-week bill.
Thanks to you, in less than 5 months we’ve grown from nothing to a quarter million Facebook likes, guaranteeing we are on the radar screen with each post of a growing army of Americans concerned about their country’s future.
To put this in perspective, The Federalist, a publication I often read, has 26,000 Facebook likes. The American Conservative (which I always read especially for Rod Dreher’s great writing) has 34,000 Facebook likes. National Review, which I used to work for and still revere and write for, has 323,000 Facebook likes, as I write.
We are closing in on the big boys in terms of conservative readership, an extraordinary achievement. Thank you. And keep reading, and sharing, ThePulse2016.com!
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.