On March 14, the leaders of the GOP in Colorado will vote on the upper echelon of leadership in Castle Rock, CO. These are the people who determine which candidates get the most support in the 2016 election. If you are interested in the direction of the Republican Party in Colorado, this is for you.
Derrick Wilburn founded Black and Conservative (dot com), and has been taking his message around the nation for five years. That message is his life’s mission: “To fundamentally change the Republican Party.” He has a plan for leading, and he is taking that message to the party in a bid to secure the state party Vice-Chairman position within the Colorado GOP. He is also making waves nationally with his well-researched column in the American Thinker, which is commonly quoted on talk shows around the country.
He threw his hat in the ring on Sunday, February 22, and immediately got criticism from the current Vice-Chair, Mark Baisley, who said on Facebook, “perhaps I should have known ahead of time, but I quickly learned that the primary motivation for many (especially the idiot who talked Derrick into running) is hatred for Ryan Call. Way too shallow for me.”
This race is already dirty, and Derrick calmly counters the negative comments with, “this is not how conservatives should treat each other.” He refuses to get dragged into the dirt, instead offering, “I hope you’ll all consider everyone in this race, weigh our strengths, weaknesses, talents and abilities we bring and make a considered, informed decision.”
Why encourage the voting members of the GOP leadership to vote for Derrick? Maybe because he doesn’t like the direction the Democrat party is taking the nation but acknowledges, “the Republican Party has its issues too.” He is a leader who has a message about how to win over people who think they disagree with you. The outline is in his “Truth Transcends Color” talk.
“I’m certainly no Alan West or Ben Carson on the national scene, but I know some peeps. These aren’t just people I once posed for a photo with – these are folks I can contact today. While I wouldn’t propose that this alone is reason enough to vote for me, it doesn’t exactly hurt that I’ve got some people in my speed dial.” Some of those people include 2015 Presidential presumptive candidate Ben Carson, National Spokesperson for the Congress on Racial Equality Niger Innis, Representative Michele Bachmann, and Representative Allen West.
Colorado is a battleground state and the GOP leadership matters. The gains made in 2014 were not necessarily a result of the Colorado GOP leadership, but Derrick can change that. He says, “I believe I can get us the national attention we deserve and need more so than anyone else in this [Vice-Chairman] race.”
If you’ve ever heard Derrick speak, you know he doesn’t use talking points, which some in the Republican party, including the current Chairman of the Colorado GOP, say are too difficult to explain in just a few sentences. Instead, Derrick uses antidotes that work. In a You Tube video he illustrates his prowess perfectly. On the same stage, Ryan Call bumbles his response, showing just how out of touch the elite insiders are, while Derrick (third on the panel) nails it with a 10 second analogy.
Derrick is the epitome of grassroots, and he wants to work from inside the GOP to change how the party wins. He started in his backyard with a handful of people, and a desire to make a difference. Five years later, his writings and ideas are making it into leading news and blog sites and he’s spoken to tens of thousands of fans and followers across the country.
Derrick rolls with passion, desire, drive, determination and he will make a difference, whether he’s on his “Truth Transcends Color” tour, or as Vice-Chairman of the Colorado GOP. With a vibrant personality, he gets people of differing faiths, backgrounds and political theology to work together.
There are over 60 counties in Colorado and all have members who will vote on the Chairman and Vice-Chairman positions on March 14th. If you know a county chairperson, be sure to encourage them to vote for Derrick.