This missive came through my inbox recently. I have edited it so that the more salient points are easier to read. Is this what Arizona is offering up to run against the most liberal RINO in the U.S. Senate since Arlen Specter? Is this race proof positive that in the market place of ideas, that the traditional campaign funding system will always bring forth the best candidate to represent the people? [I for one love how McCain tried to own the party and direct the funding with his failed Victory 2010 Plan. That was certainly a plus for traditional campaign financing wasn’t it?]
John McCain is already spending campaign money on trying to convince you he is the only one left standing with any clout to prevent the Obama led socialist juggernaut from destroying our Constitution.No, , I respectfully disagree – the people who are the government stand unified against socialism especially the kind you helped to create.
J.D. Hayworth keeps teasing would be voters to retire his previous debt using his bully pulpit radio show to “inform” all who will listen within reach of voice.
All in all it seems the McCain party establishment is nervous. They are being challenged from within by independent minded folks who actually live the conservative platform but have no voice even when they are welcomed to the table.Some folks, part of the “establishment” attempted a last minute New Year’s Eve coup to control the message including the state party money which by decree meant that all efforts and money would go to protect incumbents only.
Common Sense prevailed with a unanimous vote to hold off until this Saturday’s Arizona State Party elections.Many independents, conservatives who left the Republican Party waiting for a viable change in the party structure are watching carefully how this power play will affect the so-called grassroots party vote. Will so-called grassroots leadership stick with principle or play it safe with the status quo?
The “party” convinced thousands of independents to come back and re-register with the party; the “party” encouraged folks to get involved as precinct committeemen and state committeemen; the party welcomed (begged) the Constitutional conservative independents to return to the Republican “party” and have now given them a seat at the table.
The question is will they have a voice and how will their votes affect state party leadership? Or, will it be business as usual?
McCain and the old guard establishment seem to be so fearful, that I predict they will offer a resolution, backed with funding, to bring suit against the state and close the upcoming Republican primary to “registered Republicans only; none of those registered conservatives, Independent voters will be allowed to upset the status quo.
The independent conservative “Tea Party” movement has the establishment in utter fear of turning “its” entire structure upside down. It is exactly what is needed. .contribution to help us make all the trips to speak to interested voters across the state of Arizona.