NRO matters. Take it from Scott Brown. Shortly after his special-election victory in Massachusetts, the newly elected senator wrote this letter:
Mr. Richard Lowry
215 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10016
As I begin my work as the newly elected United States senator for Massachusetts, I wanted to thank you for your leadership at National Review.
When we needed people to pay attention to this meaningful race, National Review and NRO were an early and instrumental force that helped create the all-important momentum I needed to win. With your help, voters became engaged, the message became a movement, and we surprised a lot of people on Election Day.
Congratulations on sustaining Mr. Buckley’s tradition of influential and intellectual journalism and commentary as you continue to make a profound impact in the political marketplace.
NRO was there at the beginning, spotlighting this critical race, reporting on it, launching a Bay State election blog, encouraging donations (by all accounts, you responded), and making a critical difference. It’s not that we say so: It’s that Scott Brown says so (and thanks for the kind words, Mr. Senator).
Making a critical difference is what we’re here to do, and will continue to do with your help.
Think of the key races ahead: Toomey against Specter in Pennsylvania, Rubio against Crist (and then Meek) in Florida, major battles in Ohio and California, ditto for Nevada (will Harry Reid roll snake eyes?), Wisconsin, Illinois, Arkansas — the “battlegrounds” list grows daily. We plan to cover the whole shebang, making sure there is an alternative to the liberal-media spin on each and every major contested Senate, House, and gubernatorial contest.
We can only do this if you help. Will you? NRO publishes enough every day to fill an issue of NR magazine. It takes a tremendous and costly daily effort to be the authoritative voice for conservatism. Our website is free — enjoy it without guilt. But the causes we espouse and the tasks we’ve set for ourselves will cost us — all of us. Please support NRO as we fight back in defense of the causes and beliefs that are critical to a well-functioning nation and a free people.
Look at the difference we’ve already made — in Massachusetts, of all places! — and support the impact we’ll have throughout this critical election year. Donate here.