Skip to comments.Kansas US Sen. Milton Wolf running against 47 year incumbent Pat Roberts in Republican Primary 08/05
Posted on 07/20/2014 7:04:41 PM PDT by Steelers6
A new poll shows conservative Dr. Milton Wolf (R-KS) surging in the Republican primary against incumbent Senator Pat Roberts.
The survey shows Roberts with only a 42-30 lead over Wolf, which is a stunning 21-point drop since the last poll taken three weeks ago!
Dr. Milton Wolf's message of limited government, personal freedom, economic liberty, and respect for the Constitution is resonating with voters.
Roberts is like the rest of those who have spent their entire adult lives in Washington. He doesn’t pay much attention to anyone without a lot of money in their pockets. He is quite shocked to have opposition and is running the same type of ads that Cochran used against McDaniel in Mississippi. He thinks that we are all a bunch of stupid hayseeds.
Roberts has been in the Senate since 1997, not 1967.
Why should these guys use the Senate our House as a nursing home? I.E., Robert Byrd and Strom Thurmond.
True enough, and in that regard the headline is misleading. However, he truth of the matter is that Roberts first went to DC as a Senate staffer in 1967, and has been an inside-the-beltway creature/fedgov titsucker since.
I have voted for and supported Senator Roberts for years. I am not happy with him refusing to debate Dr. Wolf. Also, I have had the opportunity to meet Dr. Wolf and though he’s not held elective office, I believe him to be a good candidate. I am also unhappy with Senator Roberts that he does not reside in Kansas (big negative). I will vote for Dr. Wolf. The Great OZ has spoken.
Not just misleading, it’s demonstrably false. The big problem I have with Wolf is exactly, “Who is this guy ?” He seems to be running on the “disgruntled cousin of Zero’s” schtick. That’s not enough for me. If we’re going to replace Roberts, do it with someone we know with some sort of public record or contribution to the cause. Kris Kobach, for example.
In any event, Roberts may have flaws, but he is not in the pantheon of premier RINO traitors (Cochran, Graham, McConnell, Lamar!) up this year that needed to be taken down at all costs.
“Roberts has been in the Senate since 1997, not 1967.”
He became a Member of Congress in 1981 (KS-01). He moved from the House to the Senate in 1997. This hog never left the trough, he just moved from the House Trough to the Senate Trough.
Perhaps if Roberts would debate Wolf, people would be able to compare and contrast their views a bit better.
I know that. But the headline is still a falsehood.
“In any event, Roberts may have flaws, but he is not in the pantheon of premier RINO traitors (Cochran, Graham, McConnell, Lamar!) up this year that needed to be taken down at all costs.”
So in the “Land of the Blind, The One-Eyed Man is King,” is that what you are saying? Kansas needs to sweep this turd out too. Just because he isn’t as big a POS as those you mention, doesn’t mean he should stay on. Turnover is healthy. At least we know that Wolf won’t be a “connected statist” coming out of the box. And if he turns out to not be as advertised, you need to get rid of him too, but at the earliest point that you can, not after allowing him to screw his constituents for half a lifetime! The time for “lifetime service” needs to be over immediately.
It’s not unusual for incumbents not to debate. Sometimes they’re not good at it. Again, with Wolf, he can make any claim to being to the right of Roberts, but what is his record ? I never heard of this guy before he decided to run. What has he done for the Conservative cause in Kansas (or anywhere else for that matter) ?
“I know that. But the headline is still a falsehood.”
And just how is that? Are you quibbling because part of the time was served in the House? Do you really think that that should make any difference? Or is it the fact that there isn’t a comma after Sen.? What’s your point?
It’s a valid point. I personally wish Roberts had hung it up this year. Unfortunately, Wolf remains too much an unknown. If Kobach or one of the House members (such as Pompeo) had stepped up to run, I’d have been a lot more enthusiastic for the challenger.
By your logic, I should just ignore your post, since I've been on FR longer, and everybody should just accept that my reply is better.
The quibble is that the headline states he has been in the U.S. Senate since 1967 (”47-year incumbent”), when he has only been in that body since 1997 as an incumbent. It’s a falsehood.
However, a change of a few words would make the headline true, as such:
“Kansas US Sen. Milton Wolf running against 47 year DC insider Pat Roberts in Republican Primary 08/05”
14 years as assistant to Sen. Frank Carlson & Rep. Keith Sebelius (1967-1980)
16 years in the U.S. House (1981-1997)
17+ years in the U.S. Senate (1997-
New Blood, bump.
It’s a simple question. As a supporter of his, you should be able to answer it. My whole point is you’re putting your faith in an unknown quantity with the hope that he MIGHT be better than Roberts. Again, we don’t know much of anything about this guy other than he’s NOT Roberts. For some folks, that’s enough. Not for me.
“Unfortunately, Wolf remains too much an unknown.”
But so was Roberts back when he ran for Congress. To be sure, there may well have been better vetted options for Kansas, but when the race starts, you run what you brung! Roberts is comfortable with the GOPe Senate “leadership.” We need, by every means possible, to chip away at the GOPe, or there is no reason to think that we can win against the RATs ultimately. These men do not have anything approaching any morals. They are not there to help the vast majority of their constituents. Undoubtedly, with time, Wolf may well fall into that category as well and it is then he should be sent on his way.