Nor did the Tea party.
What do you have against Markus Schmidt?
I’ve heard some of his supporters call in to WMAL before... they lauded him, and were very cogent disimmenators of the issues. That’s what I like to hear: supporters who are listening and understand the issues enough to volunteer as surrogates.
If he doesn’t play ball the pubbie establishment will deep six him.
Just ask Bret Schundler in NJ how that works. When the sitting pubbie governor supports the DIM candidate you know the pubbie establishment are crooks.
I was there as a delegate yesterday. My primary motivation was to support Rob Bell for AG, who lost narrowly to the establishment candidate Mark Obenshain, although I believe he will be a reliable conservative when he takes office.
There were seven candidates for Lieutenant Governor, and I hadn’t sorted all that out in my mind before I went to Richmond Friday. A couple of observations:
Delegate Scott Lingamfelter had my attention. He was endorsed and introduced by Allen West who had served under him in the Army. Pretty strong recommendation. One shallow point that struck me was when I stopped by his hospitality suite on Friday was the five piece country band playing the theme song from “Petticoat Junction.” It occurred to me that that was out of synch with 2013 Virginia voters.
Entrepreneur Pete Snyder is a newcomer to politics, but has credible conservative chops. He had a strong endorsement too, as it was Oliver North that introduced him to the convention. The night before, his hospitality suite, which was right next door to Lingamfelter’s had buzz: the placed was packed, and there was a rockin’ country duo providing the music. Quite a contrast.
When it came time for the candidates to address the convention, I made my way to the side of the stage, and just waited in the wings to observe. I would have been happy with six of the seven speakers, but before EW Jackson took the stage, I liked him on paper, but was afraid that he might be voted in as a token.
Jackson raised the roof and brought down the house. As someone noted above, he proudly exclaimed that he was an American, not an African-American. He is dedicated to constitutional principles, the sanctity of life and the roll-back of Obamacare and its associated evils. I am aware that he has a bankruptcy in his past, but I see that as evidence of his authenticity: he is not someone who has spent decades preparing a saccharine resume to prepare for a political career. I am also impressed that he has spent several years in a campaign to warn Blacks to abandon the Democrat party.
I had the opportunity to meet Jackson and speak with him during the course of the day, and my impression that he is an authentic conservative and patriot only deepened, and so I stayed later than I had intended to help him clinch the nomination on the fourth ballot.
I am confident that he will stay true to his principles and has an excellent chance to win in November.
Virginias GOP Lt. Gov. Nominee: Obama Has Muslim Perspective Toward The World
by Meenal Vamburkar | 10:09 am, May 19th, 2013 » 18 comments
Virginia Republicans have chosen have conservative minister E.W. Jackson as the nominee for lieutenant governor making him, according to the Associated Press, the first black candidate the party has nominated for statewide office since 1988. In the past, it appears Jackson has made some charged remarks about President Obama.
As BuzzFeeds Andrew Kaczynski noted, Jackson is the man behind STAND America PAC, which aims to recruit and support conservative black candidates to run against liberals in Congressional Black Caucus districts.
Jackson also ran a blog where he wrote about Obamas Muslim perspective toward the world and Israel. Citing the Muslim Brotherhood, Jackson further pointed to a strain of anti-Semitism that has influenced the president.
Obama clearly has Muslim sensibilities. He sees the world and Israel from a Muslim perspective, Jackson wrote. The post which is archived here and here went on to say:
His construct of The Muslim World is unique in modern diplomacy. It is said that only The Muslim Brotherhood and other radical elements of the religion use that concept. It is a call to unify Muslims around the world. It is rather odd to hear an American President use it. In doing so he reveals more about his thinking than he intends. The dramatic policy reversal of joining the unrelentingly ant-Semitic, anti-Israel and pro-Islamic UN Human Rights Council is in keeping with the Presidents truest albeit undeclared sensibilities
Those who are paying attention and thinking about these issues do not find it unreasonable to consider that President Obama is influenced by a strain of anti-Semitism picked up from the black community, his leftist friends and colleagues, his Muslim associations and his long period of mentorship under Jeremiah Wright. If this conclusion is accurate, Israel has some dark days ahead. For the first time in her history, she may find the President of the United States siding with her enemies. Those who believe as I do that Israel must be protected had better be ready for the fight. We are. NEVER AGAIN!
Jackson will run alongside Ken Cuccinelli.
a lieutenant gov race is breaking news for the nation? ...can I put something on there about the Tulsa Mayfest?
Interesting. In the Baptist church I know, we don't have bishops.
E.W. Jackson has none of Snyder's attractive benefits -- he has no money, no staff to speak of, he's old, he's always shown in a suit-and-tie, and he doesn't know much about BBQ sauce. What Jackson has in abundance is Substance. Listen to him for 5 minutes and you know that he's the real deal -- rock solid to the core. He won't toe the line for the Establishment. He will act on his core beliefs, and you know that he won't be shaken.
During the last presidential election, Gov. McDonnell told VA republicans long before the first debate that we needed to line up behind Mitt Romney because he was "the-candidate-that-could-win-in-Novemeber." This time around, the people had a chance to make their pick, and they went for the candidate who touched their souls. They went for the candidate with depth, substance, and core beliefs that matched their own.
Snyder has a bright future in Virginia politics, and I'll be happy to support him should he run for Senate or some other office down the line.
I really like Jackson, and will work and pray for his Victory in November.
He sounds like a man I would be happy to vote for.
About E.W. Jackson (from his campaign website)
E.W. Jackson served three years and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. He then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree(BA), Summa Cum Laude with a Phi Beta Kappa Key from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Three years later he graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor (JD). While in law school, he was accepted into the Baptist ministry and studied theology at Harvard Divinity School.
Jackson practiced small business law for 15 years in Boston, and taught Regulatory Law as an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate level at Northeastern University in Boston. Since returning to his ancestral home of Virginia, he has also taught graduate courses in Business and Commercial Law at Strayer University in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.
In 1997, he retired from his private law practice in order to devote full time to ministry. However, he still taught law and maintained both his avid interest in and commitment to civic and political responsibility. His first book, Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life was published in 2008. His second book, America the Beautiful Reflections of a Patriot Descended from Slaves is scheduled for release in 2012.
Jacksons family history in Virginia dates back to the time of the Revolutionary War. According to the 1880 census, his great grandparents (Gabriel and Eliza) were a sharecropper family in Orange County, Virginia. His grandfather, Frank Jackson, moved to Richmond and then to Pennsylvania where Jackson was born.
Jackson and his wife Theodora were sent to Boston on orders from the United States Marine Corps in 1971. Motivated by their desire for an environment more compatible with their conservative and Christian values and inspired by the knowledge that it is his ancestral home, Jackson moved back to Virginia 1998.
He is the Founder of Exodus Faith Ministries, a nondenominational Christian church in Chesapeake, Virginia with a satellite in Boston, Massachusetts. On July 4, 2009, he launched S.T.A.N.D. Staying True to Americas National Destiny (www.standamerica.us), a national organization dedicated to restoring Americas founding values which were informed by the principles found within the Jewish and Christian faiths.
STAND, with Jackson as president, aided the 2012 election effort both in Virginia and nationally. Most recently, he launched Exodus Now. The Exodus project is a national effort to encourage Christians and other people of moral values within the black community to leave the current Democratic Party because its current leadership has abandoned the founding principles of this Nation.
Jacksons Youtube videos in support of that effort were played on Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham and to date have over 1.5 million views online. This is a part of his ongoing project to educate citizens on how the current leadership of the Democratic Party is not representing their values and to break the cycle of electoral dependency on the Democratic Party within the Black community.
After years of political activism, E.W. Jackson was encouraged by friends and family to seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. In May 2011 he declared his candidacy. While unsuccessful in his bid, the campaign gave rise to a strong following which many believe will lead to his election to public office in the near future. He was also called on by the nominee and the Republican Party to help in the general election campaign.
Among his current accomplishments, Jackson chairs the historic Conservative Emergency Task Force (CETF), which held a Summit in Washington DC on March 15, 2011 bringing together Congressional Representatives including Michelle Bachman, Allen West and Senator Rand Paul, Tea Party leaders and social, economic and national security conservatives to address what Jackson calls the present national emergency.
He hosts a weekly CETF conference call to facilitate communication and cooperation among conservatives nationwide. As an outgrowth of that effort, he is one of the primary authors of the Declaration of Freedom, a statement to be signed by 56 prominent contemporary patriots (Council of 56) symbolic of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Jackson has received numerous awards for his leadership and community service, including the Family Life Award from the African American Family Association for his pro-life advocacy; the Lead Hampton Roads Award for Excellence in Leadership; the Trustee Award from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce; the Outstanding Leader Award from Lead Virginia; the Republican Party of Virginias 2010 Award for Outstanding Outreach Effort of the Year and the Character Does Count Award from The Patriot Republican Women.
He and his wife founded the annual Chesapeake MLK Leadership Breakfast which draws hundreds to celebrate the life and ideals of Dr. King. He is also the founder of Youth With a Destiny, a non-profit organization established to help youth avoid gangs, drugs and violence. He served as Chaplain for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Fire Department and the Family Foundation of Virginia.
A compelling and compassionate communicator, Jackson managed a gospel radio station for 10 years; hosted local and nation radio talk shows; and did national commentaries for a network of over 400 radio stations. He is a much sought after Public speaker in a diverse array of venues.
His articles have been published nationally and internationally. He has been a guest on FOX News The OReilly Factor, Your World With Neil Cavuto, Megyn Kellys America Live, CBN World News, ABCs Good Morning America, ABCs Politically Incorrect, Hardball, C-Spans Washington Journal, ABC Radio Network, National Public Radio, Virginia Public Radio in Richmond and Tony Macrinis radio show in Hampton Roads and many other media outlets. His work has been reported by the Washington Examiner, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Mother Jones Magazine, World Magazine and other publications.
In recognition of his national ministry leadership, E.W. Jackson was consecrated a Bishop in 1998. He and his wife, Theodora, have been married for forty-one years, have three children and reside in Chesapeake, Virginia.
More than anything, what should be noted about black Republican conservatives is that they have character in abundance.
Something that deeply grates on middle and upper-middle class black Americans is being lumped together with poor, often criminal, lower class blacks. No matter how much they have worked to become educated, nor how successful in business and wealth they have become, society often treats them like they are still “ghetto”. It bugs the heck out of them.
And liberal Democrats are the worst offenders with these stereotypes. And over the years it builds up resentment.
However, when a successful and honorable black candidate runs as a conservative Republican, it is a statement to middle and upper-middle class blacks that they represent middle and upper-middle class black *values*. And this character represents much more than skin color.
It is no surprise how much liberal Democrats hate and fear such people. Because each one is a crack in the Democrat monolith of black voters.
Must’ve been great...
I love Jackson and if the establishment hadn’t gone with Allen, we might’ve had a conservative senator in 2012.
Not sure if you all heard the great news.
E.W. Jackson in his own words on our troubled country and how to lead it back to prosperity.
[my own transcript and formatting of the video text—see video at link below which reinforces the text]
“Inspire and Unite” - May 12, 2013
I love this country very deeply,
—and it is painful to watch the Constitution be shredded,
— the rule of law ignored,
—our nation divided by race, income, and gender,
—the free market denigrated,
— initiative and entrepreneurship defamed,
— religious freedom and conscience violated,
—the second amendment threatened with massive infringement,
—and the integrity of our voting system violated.
As Thomas Paine said 237 years ago, these are the times that try men’s souls. We need leadership that will inspire, unite, and call us back to the values that made this nation great.
Some say political experience is the most important thing. Ronald Reagan had never held elective office when he ran for Governor of California, but he was a leader of vision. He saw America as a shining city on a hill. So do I.
The eyes of the entire country are on Virginia in 2013 to see if this state, where the Declaration and Constitution were crafted, will embrace the dark vision of federal tyranny or the shining vision of freedom.
My great-grandfather and mother, Gabriel and Eliza Jackson, lived and died in Orange County, Virginia. They were born in slavery, but I, their great-grandson, am a free citizen in the greatest nation in history. I believe that every American can experience liberty and prosperity. That is our true destiny in the 21st century.
I will challenge the lie that liberals care about the poor and conservatives do not. We want them to be independent and prosperous. Help me restore the vision of one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
My name is E.W. Jackson, and I am running for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia to help save my state and my country. I’m not in search of a political career, but seeking to do my duty to God, to America, and to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
I heard him interviewed on the Steve Deace Show in February. He's been talking about E. W. since last August.