Dear Sir or Madame,
I'm honored that Jubal from OC Blog
is willing to engage in debate with this blog over the viability of a Gilchrist candidacy. I understand where he's coming from.
The thing about Republicans, like myself, is that we pride ourselves in our loyalty, whether that be to God, country, Constitution, family, or political party. Democrats and all the other lowly parties don't live that way. Jubal and others won't surrender their loyalty to a party (and it's platform) easily. And let me tell you, neither will I.
I like the (possibility of a) Gilchrist candidacy. It riles up this race that was - let's face it - a shoe-in for John "Mr. Howell" Campbell. I believe personnel is
policy. I believe Gilchrist would hire an activist staff that, one day, we might see on CNN patrolling the border with their boss during Congressional recesses. Campbell has been abysmal in his hiring of good conservatives.
Jubal makes some very valid, common defenses of his own position. I'll try to tackle a few. I'll presume Gilchrist was joking about "taxing the ultra-rich more" because it just doesn't correlate with the rest of what he's said.
have a national fundraising base to work from. He will
have the momentum of a late entry. He will
advance to the final runoff. He will
have a national grassroots effort. He will
have the fiscal savvy to go at it with Campbell and Brewer in any debate. He will
be able to point to the fact that he'll only be one member of Congress and won't stand out vocalizing his tax policies. He will
stand out vocalizing his immigration policies.
Campbell or Gilchrist? It really makes no difference to me. Whoever it is will be the lowest of the low in Congress (unless you count the Demos). But, Gilchrist, a decorated Vietnam veteran and grassroots grownup, inspires. Sadly, Campbell doesn't. Believe me when I say I wish he did.
UPDATE: Daily Pilot
story on the race: Dueling endorsements
. Harvey Englander wins points for the jab at the end, saying, "We will be more than financially competitive with the car dealer." The car dealer, ouch! Watch for the Brewer crew to attempt to play down Campbell's incumbency.
ALSO: Frank Mickadeit's column in today's Register
: Brewer senses sharks circling her
. I can see now why Campbell didn't get the Minority Leader position. He was "fooled" into voting for in-state tuition for illegal's anchor babies. Right, right. That gives me so much confidence in his Congressional future.
AND: Campbell has signs all over Culver in Irvine. Once again, he's in the lead.
Both articles highlighting Brewer. Lucky for her.Yours in liberty,SILENCE DOGOOD OC