Skip to comments.Cannon Wins, America Loses... But We're Still Optimistic
Posted on 06/28/2006 11:33:08 AM PDT by NapkinUser
After a huge push from the illegal alien lobby, Chris "King of Amnesty" Cannon defeated Team America endorsed Candidate John Jacob 56-44% in Utah's 3rd congressional district.While we are obviously disapointed in the result, the campaign was still a victory for the cause of secure borders. Cannon accredits his win to "extremists" who backed Jacob (i.e. us) and turned off voters. This couldn't be further for the truth. If he didn't have to hide from his pro-illegal record, Cannon would have coasted to victory. In order to defeat a political novice, Cannon had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars out of his own pocket and from his corporate cronies, engage in a smear campaign against us and Jacob, lie about his pro-illegal record, and solicit support from George W and Laura Bush. The pro-amnesty lobby cannot afford to do this for every one of their politicians. While Cannon managed to slip by us this time, the lesson of this campaign is clear: if you want an easy reelection: secure our borders and oppose amnesty. Team America will be targeting other pro-amnesty candidates in the near future. READ MORE
I figure it was mostly president Bush's endorsement of Cannon in a very pro-Bush district. It says a lot though that Bush felt the need to even get involved in a primary.
In the big picture it means nothing changes. Utah has shown itself to be a fairly illegal friendly state. If the OBL thinks the issue will go away because Cannon won, they're in for a serious disappointment.
Something wrong with the President 'getting involved' in this primary?
"Something wrong with the President 'getting involved' in this primary?"
But no, and neither is Tancredo, Bay Buchanan and Team America PAC getting involved.
You may have noticed that the pathetic little girls have added to the keywords list.
I saw that. When I started the thread, I added the keywords: 'Cannon,' 'Jacob,' 'immigrantlist' and 'Utah.'
Almost immediatley some petty person added the keywords: 'Bay Buchanan,' 'sorelosers' and 'send more money.'
Typical democrat style tactics. Fortunately conservatives aren't swayed by childrens games.
"I figure it was mostly president Bush's endorsement of Cannon in a very pro-Bush district. It says a lot though that Bush felt the need to even get involved in a primary."
President Bush and Ther First Ladies UNUSUAL INTERJECTION into a local GOP primary propably cost Jacob at least 3-4 %.
jacobs own mistakes propably 2-3%.
He still finished 3% higher than Matt Thortoton in 2004 (42%)
Jacob finished abouy 46%
"In the big picture it means nothing changes. Utah has shown itself to be a fairly illegal friendly state. If the OBL thinks the issue will go away because Cannon won, they're in for a serious disappointment."
Cannon got 15,752 Votes.
If they think 15,752 will override the rest of America's 100 Million voters,
they are delutional.
Plus I bet you see Chris Cannon talking any more about that Comprehensive nonsense. He's got to run again in 2008.
"Something wrong with the President 'getting involved' in this primary?:
It's just unusual for a President to get involved into a local GOP primary.
How many points do u think Cannon gained with The presidents and First ladies involvement?
He finished at 44%. He spent more than 6 times than Throckmorton in 04 and got a whole whopping 2% bump.
This was a big loss for tancredo/bay buchanan, no matter how much the howard dean like "loss is victory" is used.
Umm, maybe it's the fact that Jacob was a kook...?
True, but Cannon spent a lot more this time too, so I don't see the relevence.
Anyway, your side won this battle. Enjoy your victory.
But he forced Cannon to acknowledge his damaging pro-illegal past statements, and maybe Cannon will stop with the illegal pandering.
If not, there's always 2008.
But let's support Cannon and make sure the seat remains in GOP hands instead of getting mad, voting for the CP candidate, splitting the ticket, and the Dim wins.
I don't see anything at all unusual about it.
That the President maintains control of the house and senate is the most important issue of our lifetime.
But Dane, you predicted that what with Jacob being a novice, making misteps, and being a single-issue candidate, that Cannon would receive over 60%. Chris "Landslide" Cannon only got 55.8%. How come so little?
56% is not bad especially since Cannon had a well funded challenger(although satan got in the way of him getting more money).
The big story though is the low turnout. With the massive local and national publicity, the Utah voters gave a big yawn to the "immigration referendum", that even tancredo/bay buchanan were touting as an immigration referendum.
It shows that immigration is not high on the radar screens or has much traction with voters in what is one of the most conservative districts in the country.
STUPID AND/OR TREASONOUS VOTERS!
Bush's endorsement isn't a Rosetta Stone to explain Cannon's victory.
...that even tancredo/bay buchanan...
Dane, if a meteorite smote both Tancredo and Buchanan, the anti-illegal movement would continue apace without them. What would you do then? Do you have back-up strawmen ready to beat in case you lose your two favorites?
I know nothing about the other candidate, I do know, however, he was smeared in newspapers, media and probably by GOP thugs coming in to "win one for W" as has happened around the country but one loss did not lose WWII nor the Civil War.
Conservatives who try real hard and lose then whimper away with their tails behind their legs never learned a lesson from the "Real COWBOY" (Reagan) nor from A. Lincoln, (who in case you were subjected to Publik Skool before 1960) who lost at business, politics and love over 30 times before he won, then lost his life over his strong stands.
God's timing is not ours.
I think you're being a bit over dramatic there.
How many points do u think The President & First Ladies calls helped Cannon?
Lose the House and we lose funding for Iraq, the tax cuts will be reversed and we'll have an impeachment.
I'd say that's important.
Was the NJ a primary GOP election
or a general election?
"That the President maintains control of the house and senate..."
A republican president helping republican candidates in general elections happens all the time.
But getting involved in a primary is rare. I could understand if it was some neo-Nazi, but Jacob was just a garden variety conservative who was more conservative on immigration.
I agree it's a defeat, but Rome wasn't built in a day.
Yesterday, illegal immigration wasn't even on most peoples' radar screens. Today, it is a major concern for a large minority. Tomorrow, it will be THE social issue.
If you stand for patriotism and national sovereignty, the trend is your friend. If you are one of the internationalist, corporate elite, your days in the sun are numbered.
"Lose the House and we lose funding for Iraq, the tax cuts will be reversed and we'll have an impeachment."
The GOP controlled senate has had plenty of time to appoint Bush's nominee's.
If you want to place blame, place it where it should be.
Hundreds of GOP nominees for different courts are still waiting for hearing and appointments and who do u think controls the schedule and agenda.
THE MAJORITY GOP SENATE.
Is that a yes? Do u think more?
Fortunately, it appears you single-issue folks don't have the votes to torpedo the Republicans and flip Congress to the Dems.
Thats a pretty safe seat in UTAH.
Cannon will do fine in the General Election
You can't read.
I said nothing about Alito who is a great Justice (Thanks to those of us who unnominated Harriet Miers.
THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF GOP COURT NOMINEES STILL WAITING FOR A HEARING AND APPOINTMENT TO THE BENCH.
What about that do u disagree with?
Primary election just this past month.
Looks like your problem. I never said there weren't nominee judges waiting for confirmation.
Don't know where you get the idea there are "hundreds" waiting on confirmation, though. confirmthem reports 17 Circuit nominees pending.
Frist just got Kavanaugh confirmed. Conservatives need to keep up the pressure to get as many as we can confirmed before the election. It ought to be priority one for the Senate.
Perhaps you could explain how many Alitos and Kavanaughs you're gonna get confirmed if you and your buddies succeed in flipping Congress to the Dems???
Must be pretty bad when you have to accuse the support of a President who's about as popular as Herpes for your big loss.
My "big loss"?
It's not even worth a response.
bay's big loss...and you're right, she's hardly worthy of a response.
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I think you hit the nail on the head.
There are many more than Circuit Nominees Waiting For Appointment.
My advice to the GOP Senate is to start humping them thru a lot faster than they got Kavenough before the elections.
Agreed. It's the number one priority for the rest of this Congress.