Minority candidates wishing to run as Republicans need to do many things to help them gain credibility and believability as a candidate for office, according to Angela McGlowan.
“You have to stand on your ground, stand fast and not take no for an answer,” she said.
McGlowan made these comments at Tuesday”s meeting of the Lowndes County Republican Women, which met at the Holiday Inn.
McGlowan, a native of Oxford, is a Fox News political analyst, and the best-selling author of “Bamboozled: How Americans Are Being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda.” She also describes herself as an activist and an entrepreneur.
McGlowan said any minority candidate — black or Hispanic, for example — needs to talk about important issues.
“They need to talk about issues that impact us all. And they have to have good morals, and be solid on how they stand on the issues,” she said.
McGlowan said many blacks and Hispanics are conservative.
McGlowan said the election of Republican governors in New Jersey and Virginia in the November elections sent a message to the Democrats.
“It put some people in Washington on their toes. With these two elections going to the Republicans, it should provide hope for the party in the 2010 and 2012 elections. The Republicans are a rising tide,” she said.
McGlowan spoke about her support of the TEA Party, or Taxed Enough Already, a movement that took shape throughout the country in April. McGlowan said she is in support of the movement, and has spoke at several TEA Party rallies, including one in Desoto County.
“This movement is about your money, and how the government is spending it,” she said.
McGlowan praised the efforts of the Lowndes County organization, saying more women need to take a bigger role in the political scheme.
“It is time for our voices to be heard,” she said.
Allen Baswell was previously a reporter for The Dispatch.