Many of our supporters reached out over the past couple of months wondering why we weren’t getting involved in the election. It seemed like we disappeared off the map right when a conservative movement was needed most. In reality, we did not disappear. With the American Conservative Movement in its infancy, we felt we better served the country by applying our efforts on channels that were more developed.
For example, my time was spent almost entirely on NOQ Report, both the website and the podcast. It reached over a million people a month, far more than what we’ve been able to achieve on this website in the few months that it has been active. We were working harder than ever to help conservatives win elections. We just weren’t doing it here.
A decision was made in the summer to stop splitting our efforts between helping with the elections and building this movement. Depending on what happened with the election, our direction as a conservative movement would shift slightly. That’s not to say we’re driven solely by elections, but it’s better to be positioned based on the current and future political atmosphere instead of trying to hammer down direction without knowledge of what the country needs.
Now that Democrats have control of the House, Senate, and White House, our direction is crystal clear. We must work just as hard opposing the radical progressive agenda that is emerging as we do with promoting a conservative philosophy. If the election turned out differently, our focus would be on reforming the GOP to adhere to their campaign promises. We will do that to some extent as well, but the specter of Neo-Marxism is creeping upon us. We have to fight that battle first and foremost.
Over the next couple of weeks, you will see activity at ACM ramp up. I will be meeting with Jeff Dornik, Sam Jones, and Ken Peters to solidify our direction and start planning out our next moves. In the meantime, stay tuned. We have a nation to save.