Skip to comments.Conservatism Lost a Battle, But Not the War!
Posted on 05/01/2013 11:06:50 AM PDT by Lloyd Marcus
Dear Patriots. We lost! Obama-supporter Gabriel Gomez beat Conservative Republican Michael Sullivan in the Massachusetts primary. Gomez will be the Republican candidate in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry.
Without repeating all of Gomez's two-faced actions again, I will inform you that Gomez endorsed Obama for president, contributed to his campaign and vowed to support Obama's agenda on a host of issues. Yes, you heard me correctly; and this guy claims to be a Republican. Michael Sullivan was the real-deal character-driven constitutional Conservative in the race. But as I stated, Sullivan lost.
Our team, Conservative Campaign Committee, is heartbroken. Folks, in all candor, we worked our butts off, giving it our all. Along the way we endured and survived vicious attempts to destroy our group by Sullivan's opponents in the race, who are determined to push conservatives out of their "big tent."
Legally barred from communicating with the Sullivan campaign, CCC launched an independent expenditure campaign in support of Sullivan. We produced and aired radio ads and a TV ad supporting Sullivan.
We held an historic 8 hour internet telethon that urged voters to support and help raise money to fund our pro-Sullivan TV and radio ad campaign. We also wrote countless OpEds and sent out millions of emails urging support for Sullivan.
Folks, please do not think I am whining, I am simply sharing the facts with you. We spent numerous nights with little sleep, doing everything we could to help Sullivan win. But, in the end, it came down to money. Gomez out spent us 9 to 1. Gomez had a war-chest of over $1,000,000.
Talk about adding insult to injury, I screamed at the TV watching a Gomez TV ad in which he misrepresented himself as a Ronald Reagan style Republican. In reality, Gomez is an Obama sycophant. It is the kind of repulsive sickening deceit permeating politics today.
All we voters want are candidates who say what they mean and mean what they say. Michael Sullivan is such a man. Sadly, we could not compete with the Gomez special interest money machine funding his campaign. Special interest gave Gomez hundreds of thousands of dollars for the primary.
Conservative Campaign Committee is not a super PAC. We function via funding from you We The People. The largest contribution we can legally accept from an individual is $5,000. We cannot accept corporate contributions.
As I stated, we did an 8-hour internet telethon for Michael Sullivan. It was truly heartwarming that we received donations from practically every state in the union. It felt like a wonderful national family affair with people sharing the broadcast with their friends, family members, Young Republican groups and more. Donations ranged from $2 to $1000 everyone pitching-in, giving whatever they could.
I am Chairman of CCC. I told my team to be at peace. We did our part. We did everything in our power to secure a Sullivan victory, including organizing an army of volunteers to make thousands of phone calls for Sullivan in the final days of the campaign - right up until the polls closed. Everything else is in God's hands.
Brother and sister patriots, we really wanted to win this one for you. A Conservative Republican winning in Massachusetts would have been a huge desperately needed shot-in-the-arm for the Conservative Movement.
But now is not the time to give up. Rather, as Ronald Reagan taught us, it truly is always darkest before the dawn, and yesterday teaches us that what we must do is redouble our efforts, work even harder, smarter and with greater determination. For this nation needs a restoration of constitutional conservative principles now more than ever. Take a moment to hear Reagan's words - for they ring as true today as they did so many years ago when he spoke them at a time where hope and optimism were in short supply, and patriots desperately needed a shot in the arm:
Conservative Campaign Committee is already planning our next campaign in the battle to restore liberty and freedom; end Obama's tyranny and turn America back to the vision of our Founding Fathers. Thus, we remain on the front line fighting in the trenches for you. God bless.
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee
Did we expect a conservative to take the Senate seat in Massachusetts? Scott Brown is about as conservative as that State will ever elect — not even close to conservative anywhere South of MA — and even he lost round 2 to a half-witted hippie crank.
Like SnakeDoc just said, you have to be realistic about who you can expect to be a viable conservative candidate in the Peoples Republic of Taxachusettes!
Sullivan made a good effort and if his effort persuaded at least some Mass. voters to not vote Democrat then it was worthwhile. Politics is the art of the possible. If somehow this guy Gomez can win, and simply votes against Reid, something positive will be accomplished.
“...now we must work hard to defeat Gomez...”
Do you propose supporting the democrat?
A repeat of the Brown/Warren race. Neither is worth voting for.
in other words and I mean on disrespect to the state or the city. Don’t cry For me Boston.
In other words and I mean no disrespect to the state or the city. Don’t cry For me Boston.
I really didn’t think the sarc tag was necessary.
Thw Stupid Party partisan.
A flaming liberal RINO in that barking moonbat state works against the RATS.
If he does get elected with RAT votes it could be the seat that puts us over in 2014 to take the Senate.
If you control the Senate it don’t matter how he votes in most cases. Control of the Senate stops Obastard from packing the courts.
He can’t win without Republican support. We failed to primary his ass out so simply support anyone but him.
“it could be the seat that puts us over in 2014”
Like those Maine twins eh? Doesn’t do us a lick of good.
Better to move out of the state than support either of them. Is there an independent conservative?
Control of the Senate controls what gets voted on!
Gomez sounds like he doesn’t deserve conservative votes
To quote our English brethren, "Bugger-off, Mate!"
No conservative worth a dime votes for someone who endorses Obama and his agenda.
Gomez is a democrat, no matter what letter he has next to his name. He’s not a “less pure repubican than myself” he’s a democrat who decided to run for office but knew he couldn’t get the democrat nomination. With his views, if he had a “d” next to his name, I wouldn’t vote for him. Why would I vote for him with an “r” next to his name?? To artificially swell Mitch McConnell’s caucus number?? And that only until he, like Jim Jeffords, decides to become an independent because “the republican party moved away from me.” Or becomes a democrat as Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist and Lincoln Chafee have.
Sorry, he’ll have to get some other dupe to help him get reelected.
WEll, the Democrats just won that seat. Gomez might be a worse disaster than a Democrat.
But this gomez character is an Obama Democrat with an R after his name. He’s no help in stopping any of BO’s socialist agenda.
Scott Brown is one thing, this guy is somethign else entirely.
It’s not really ‘control’ if they don’t vote with the party is it?
You do understand that this idiot wouldn’t be running the Senate or setting the agenda don’t you?
Control the Senate and it doesn’t matter if this idiot votes like any RAT would, Obastards agenda won’t get voted on.
I see the Republibots are out again.
So a Senator just like Obama is peachy keen with you as long as he’s a “Republican”? Would you support BO if he were a Republican?
Suppose it’s 51 R, 49 D. He’d effectively control the place. Unless he gets his way, he’ll jump to the Dem side where he belongs.
I want no part of Obamafascists even if they call themselves “Republicans.”
There are “The Stupid Party partisans” who will always vote Republican. For these people have no principles other their their own self interest.
I left the Communist state of Texachusetts in 1980 and have never looked back.
Nothing new to see here, so just move along.
Then there are the rest of us small G’ment conservatives who do not see a reason to vote in this election.
The Republicans will need to get the “Valued” Independents to pull the lever for the Republican candidate in this race.
The vaunted Texachusetts RINO “Scott Brown” voted with the Democraps to show his “Independence”.
This RINO of Mexican or Perto Rican ancestry would do the exact same thing should he be elected to the U.S. senate.
Seams to me to be a waste of time participating in this election
You do understand that this idiot will betray the GOP and cross the aisle as soon as he sees some advantage for himself in it, like Jeffords and Specter, don’t you?
There was a guy named Geroge Clark, who was the GOP chair in Kings County (Brooklyn), New York.
Clark supported Ronald Reagan against Ford in the 1976 campaign. But the next year, there was a mayoral race in New York City and Clark supported a State Senator named Roy Goodman, who consistently ran on the Republican and Liberal parties, against talk show host Barry Farber, who had the Conservative Party nomination.
When Farber, in a speech, used the word "transmogrification", Clark (not politely) asked him what it meant.
"It means," Farber said, "for example, when someone supports Ronald Reagan one year and Roy Goodman the next."
Some of these people would vote for Stalin if he ran as a “Republican.”