Skip to comments.In NY-23 There Are Four Who Deserve Tremendous Credit
Posted on 10/31/2009 11:09:41 AM PDT by BAW
Lots of people want credit for Dede Scozzafava dropping out today.
I feel like I have had a view from the inside. Lots of people are trying to give me credit for rallying the base since last July for Hoffman, but from my vantage point, there are four that are being overshadowed by Pataki, Pawlenty, and Palin, but who genuinely and truly deserve a hell of a lot more credit than most.
Please though, remember these four:
1. Susan B. Anthony List. First in and last out, they have been under the radar for months. Before the tea party activists. Before the cavalcade of politicians from Palin to Pawlenty to Perry, there was Susan B. Anthony.
2. Fred Thompson. He made this race his personal crusade. He has helped bring in talent and endorsements, putting his own reputation on the line.
3. Club For Growth. A group that many see as a front for the GOP has given the GOP a solid black eye and elevates fiscal conservatism to the forefront of the fight to save America.
4. Jon Henke. Jon came in to little fanfare or notice and helped rally conservative activists online for Hoffman. Many people did not realize until recently that Jon was even helping Hoffman. But he did. Hes done great work. We dont always see eye to eye on issues, but make no mistake a lot of people will be quicker to recognize the above three than Jon, but Jon has played a critical and vital role.
One honorable mention: Dave Keene at ACU. Dave raced into this race almost immediately. . . .
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Let’s not count our chickens.
Kudos to all involved. Our tent IS big, but we have a common glue that holds us all together; Love of country BECAUSE of the constitution. Not self guided interest.
Keep this momentum going. There are more fights to win! Thanks to all for the shot heard round the teaparties!!!!!
Your right. But it does look like Ol Mo has taken a turn .
Shouldn’t DailyKOS get huge credit for endorsing the Republican? That has to get a lot of credit for the massive shift in the polls. Kiss of death!
Where are Mitt and Nannybee regarding NY-23?
Conspicuously absence which is another serious large black mark on their records. Leaders lead, not hide in the weeds
Has anyone gotten Newt’s reaction yet? :-))
Romney and Huck both refused to endorse either side. They both voted “present.”
I’m sure you’re shocked—I know I was. :)
I’m sure Newt’s (justifiably) embarrassed.
Here is the latest from NEWT:
Whether most freepers want to accept it or not, Huck's gone to bat for conservatives over RINOs in high profile races alot more than Fred. In fact, this is the first major campaign where I've seen Fred throw his support to the conservative maverick INSTEAD of the so-called "electable" RINO establishment candidate. In past campaigns he's usually backed the RINO (Chafee over Laffey, McCain over Bush & Keyes, Simmons over Caligiuri & Schiff, etc.)
If Fred's seen the light and is going to back conservatives from now on, I welcome his support. So let's find out.
The next major hurdle is stopping Charlie Crist is Florida. Huckabee has vocally endorsed Rubio and helped fund his campaign. So.... what's Fred got to say about that one?
A lot of credit has to go to Sarah. Until she endorsed Hoffman, 95% of the country didn’t know about this race - including me.
Doug Hoffman will owe her a big gift basket come Tuesday.
He's way too mercurial and flippant.
Not the first time he's done something like this and it won't be the last.
But, he's gonna pay a big price this one.
Now we need to get Crist out of the Race!ccYes, I know that thereis a primary...
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