Candidate Assessment: Thibodeau, Theresa (R)

NAGO Assessment:

1. Must be Peaceful, Respectful and Fully Law Abiding (#1 Rule of NAGO) – Not to be confused with complying to tyrannical or overreaching law. 

2. Supports and Participates in NAGO Calls to Action 
PASS. Since entering the gubernatorial race Thibodeau has been a supporter or NAGOs calls to action and has attended several of our recent events.

3. Supports Individual Freedoms 
PASS/FAIL. During speaking engagements Thibodeau has confidently supported freedom of choice and stated the citizens don’t need the government to dictate their daily lives. Unfortunately, when the invitation to participate in a private event that would potentially exclude other candidates or constituents based on medical status is presented she has chosen to accept.

4. Supports and Participates with Liberty Minded NE Grassroots Efforts – Team Player 
PASS. Among Thibodeau’s support for NAGO, she has also shown support for Freedom Rally USA. Since her entrance in the gubernatorial race, Thibodeau has spent a good portion of her time attending as many groups’ meetings and events.

5. Attends Local Meetings 
FAIL. Thibodeau has attended only the meetings necessary for her campaign. There was no participation prior to her entrance to the gubernatorial race.

6. Presents a Sense of Patriotism 
FAIL. Thibodeau has expressed deep Patriotism and respect for Nebraskans Free will. Though her inability to raise a stink about the potential discrimination from event participation by running-mates due to medical status overshadows her words.

7. Outspoken/Well-spoken on Inalienable Rights 
PASS/FAIL. Thibodeau had addressed opposing the indoctrination of our public schools, medical mandates, and spent a good portion of the Cass County Debate addressing the potential fraud within the 2020 Omaha City Council elections. Recently, her speeches have paralleled recent viewpoints expressed by others on local radio and mainstream conservative media and therefore, less genuine or from legitimate knowledge of local situations.

8. Doesn’t Cater to False Narratives 
FAIL. Every now and again Thibodeau’s statements fall into the false narrative category. These statements seem to indicate a lack of knowledge in that area – it is possible that if provided with alternative information a different determination may form. Unfortunately, even in the areas which she knows there is a false narrative she’s not one to stand in the spotlight to correct it.

9. Acts/Serves/Talks/Promises in the Best Interest of Others – Type of Leader 
FAIL. Many attribute huge success to Thibodeau as Chair of the Douglas County Republican Party. Thibodeau, along with 4 other gubernatorial candidates, chose to accept an invitation to a gubernatorial debate hosted by the state, despite having previously accepted to attend a gubernatorial debate with the Beatrice & Gage County Patriots scheduled for the same day long in advance.

10. Prior Involvement/Achievements in Liberty Minded Efforts or Government
FAIL. Thibodeau was first appointed to the Unicameral by Ricketts where she served a 2yr term. Thibodeau also served as the Chair for the Douglas County Republican Party. While the knowledge and understanding of the processes within our local government and Republican party are respectable, we are leary of establishment ties. It is also notable that the support extended to NAGO and other Liberty-Minded Efforts does not precede entering the gubernatorial race.

SCORE: 4/10

Summary of Candidate

Theresa Thibodeau has a worrisome background, entrenched in the establishment politicians in the metro area and local medical centers. Her recent participation and support left us with the an open mind. There were several opportunities to hear Thibodeau speak at public forums, where she has made many statements that would indicate her sincere support of our values and goals. At the point she became a well established candidate in the running, her dedication to supporting liberty-minded efforts began fading.

Thibodeau recently announced her running mate as Trent Loos. While many hold Trent up has major advocate during the 30×30 landgrab and active community leader for much of western Nebraska, it is important to notice the Ricketts ties coming from this campaign (See source below – developing story 4.7.22).

Pertinent Evidence & Observations

NAGO In-Person Interactions

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