Back on August 6, an article about Catalina Lauf was published on McHenry County Blog introduced blog readers to her. The article by Cal Skinner was from Lauf’s appearance at the McHenry County Fair.
I recall commenting that it was early August, and it was getting late to begin thinking about running for Congress let alone in the highly competitive 14th district. I said something like she “better get cracking”.
And she did and then some and look at her now. Here are some highlights proving she has taken off:
- Followers on Social Media, Twitter from 1,000 to 24,000, Instagram 15,000
- Featured in Print and Broadcast Media across the Country
- Raised nearly $105,000 in 38 days without loaning herself money including nearly 20% through WinRed
- Invokes alarm in Democrats, their leftist allies and some conservatives
That is just for starters, but one must ask: Why?
Her detractors, including the high profile Jennifer Nevins who paid visits to the blog earlier this week, among others, have shown a very unrighteous fear about Lauf. Others through email have expressed this, too.
While attending a seminar last week in St. Charles, the following video was shown. In spite being 9 1/2 years old, it is definitely applicable today, especially in the 14th district congressional election.
My answer was provided from Above, because watching the 18-minute video, it became crystal clear why Catalina Lauf, in her brief nearly 2 months in the campaign, has a genuine shot to win the nomination and defeat Lauren Underwood next fall.
The video is about 18 minutes, but please watch all of it and apply what Simon Sinek is saying to the 14th district Republican primary. The parallels are right there, and in the anecdotes he uses.
Hopefully candidates, through their supporters/volunteers who view this, if they are at a point where their campaign needs a course-correction, it’s not too late to make one.
After the seminar, one of the facilitators who’s politically knowledgeable reminded me of 2016, and Jeb Bush vs. Donald Trump.
“I’m Jeb” vs. “Make America Great Again”
Speaking of the Trump Administration, Wikipedia documents Mr. Sinek was contracted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to conduct “customized Simon Sinek leadership training”.
So just like Catalina Lauf worked in the Trump Administration, ICE contracted with Simon Sinek.