Skip to comments.Impressive Hopefuls [NC 11th District Debate including FR's John Armor]
Posted on 02/22/2008 9:00:26 AM PST by MitchellC
Two years ago, the campaign for the 11th District Congressional seat in North Carolina was worse than a circus. Answers to questions were along the lines of, My granddaddy raised me with mountain values, or, My opponent is a scumbag, with little in between.
Last night, the Black Republicans of Western North Carolina and the Buncombe County Republican Party hosted a debate for Congressional hopefuls John Armor, Spence Campbell, and Dr. Carl Mumpower.
Armor wowed the crowd with his photographic memory, quoting from his pocket Constitution and giving examples of how history ought not to repeat itself. He even called the panel multiple times on flawed premises in their questions. He has participated in all three branches of government at the national level, and remarked that he was serving on the Supreme Court before Democrat incumbent Heath Shuler was born. Armor attested to the self-regulation private-sector choice would impose on existing government monopolies and blamed self-serving lawyers seated as legislators for many government ills. He admits he would have but one of 435 votes, but intends to build coalitions to attack government waste.
Campbell said it was family values, not government, that had made America great. He spoke a straight Republican line for the most part. A former army intelligence officer, he would not back down from his position that generals and trained ears-to-the-ground intelligence officers are more qualified to comment about the need for the US to combat terrorism in Iraq than radical political activists. The country is still recovering from the gutting of the CIA by the Clinton administration. Campbell said he believed in servant leadership and would encourage input from his constituents. He would get rid of lobbyists, but he did not have time to explain how.
Mumpower said he had a voting record to demonstrate he did not cave in to political pressure. He would cure ills with the countrys healthcare and education systems by disengaging the source of many of the problems: the federal government. He believed in big people and little government, and was going to work against victimizing classes into government dependency. One tactic he would take to Washington, DC that has proven effective locally would be shining a light on government nonsense. Mumpower said he was campaigning as an independent Republican because he did not want to be associated with the way Democrats tax and spend and Republicans borrow and spend at the national level.
Strangely enough, it was an enjoyable evening.
Before signing off, heres a McCain-Feingold, equal-time headline for the incumbent.
Freepmail or ping me on the thread to be added to the new John Armor for Congress ping list.
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And here is Spence Campbell on the issues:
I’m not on near enough ping lists, already. Please add me to your list.
Added, welcome aboard!
Folks, I am out there, doing my part and my level best to return just one seat in Congress from the liberal-Democrat camp to the conservative-Republican camp. That small but important step is all that I can do.
DUT I NEED YOUR HELP. Sorry for shouting, but this really is important.
If the Republicans can recapture 16 seats (it never should have lost in 2006, including NC 11th), the House at least will be a bulwark against whatever comes out of the Senate and the White House.
There has to be a forced willingness to beat the other congressmen over the head with a board to get across that everybody has to give up their earmarks, Armor said.
Man, I hope you win.
NC Freeper for Congress PING
"Re"elect "Congressman Billybob" . . . for the first time.
Thank you. I appreciate the links.
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