Skip to comments.Brannon would be a risky choice for Republicans (conservatives are always "risky")
Posted on 03/11/2014 12:55:22 PM PDT by cotton1706
I can see why North Carolina Democrats hope Dr. Greg Brannon wins the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.
While he has devoted followers among the tea party faction (and is tied with N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis in a new poll), he would have little chance of winning even moderate Republicans in a general election, let alone any independents or Democrats.
Why not? Because he wouldn't support a moderate Republican for president.
As the Charlotte Observer reports today:
"A year before launching his Republican U.S. Senate campaign, Greg Brannon urged people not to vote for the partys presidential nominee, saying a vote for Mitt Romney would 'advance tyranny.'
"Brannon also said Romney and President Barack Obama, a Democrat, 'despise the Constitution,' as he minimized the differences between the two major parties.
"The comments came in a blog that Brannon co-wrote on the website of Founders Truth, a group he helped found."
Brennan stands by those statements, the Observer reported.
(Excerpt) Read more at news-record.com ...
Since the article says that Brannon is again tied with Tillis, their phony lawsuit ploy didn't work with the people. So they're going back to the old Goldwater playbook, "it's not worth the risk. Go for somebody safe."
Brannon for Senate!
That's OK. Ted Cruz is going to be the nominee, and he's not a moderate.
The media and the GOPe are trying EVERYTHING to stop Brannon. They are VERY worried about the likely increase in the number of Tea Party Senators coming from the 2014 election to reinforce Ted Cruz.
Greg Brannon for Senate!!
“The media and the GOPe are trying EVERYTHING to stop Brannon. They are VERY worried about the likely increase in the number of Tea Party Senators coming from the 2014 election to reinforce Ted Cruz.”
Yeah, and we all know that if they can’t get their latest Elizabeth Dole, they’d rather have a democrat win than a dreaded conservative. But Kay Hagan is tanking in the polls, so whoever wins the republican nomination is likely to be the next US Senator. So they need to stop Brannon if they can. Mike Huckabee tried by supporting some candidate but that didn’t work. Then they tried the lawsuit but that didn’t work. He still tied with Tillis. And in an 8 man race with the two top candidates tied, there will likely be a runoff. And there...we win!
This comment fails the sanity test. There are too many voters with common sense who believe in fiscal responsibility; who believe that life begins at conception; who know that men and women are different; and who practice "In God we Trust."
The real faction are the "Establishment Republicans" who are fooling themselves. In reality they are a growing minority, that is, their number is decreasing.
“This comment fails the sanity test.”
Yeah, no kidding. We’re not talking about Maine here. We’re talking about North Carolina.
These types look to Romney in 2012. “why he was a moderate” they’ll say “and he barely won North Carolina!”
A conservative nominee would have taken North Carolina hands down! As will a conservative senate candidate.
Everyone needs to go to that source site and post a note. Don’t just stay here,,go on over and post.
“The real faction are the “Establishment Republicans” who are fooling themselves. In reality they are a growing minority, that is, their number is decreasing. “
I agree. Yet, beware,,,
The media-bots prop them up second only to Obama.
I said the same thing going back to 2006. He's right. Go Brannon !
“I said the same thing going back to 2006. He’s right. Go Brannon !”
I know. That kind of talk won’t make people run for the exits, it will make people stand on their seats and cheer (to the shock of the moderates).
Brannon is right. He should run ads with Romney and Tillis supporting amnesty.
Romney supports citizenship and Tillis wanted to help High Point businesses hire illegals.
According to the gOpE, Ronald Reagan was “risky” in 1980 ....
As the Charlotte Observer reports today:
“A year before launching his Republican U.S. Senate campaign, Greg Brannon urged people not to vote for the partys presidential nominee, saying a vote for Mitt Romney would ‘advance tyranny.’
Are you freakin’ kidding me? Not to vote for Mitt Romney would advance Barack Obama into 4 more years to finish destroying this country. I’d have voted for a one-eyed crack whore if that was who was running against Obama. Is this dude’s full name Todd Akin Brannon?
They were talking about 2012; not 2016.
But Kay Hagan is tanking in the polls, so whoever wins the republican nomination is likely to be the next US Senator.
Really? I believe the same thing was said about Claire McCaskill and the MO Senate race of 2012.