Skip to comments.Charlie Brown concedes to McClintock
Posted on 12/03/2008 7:48:04 PM PST by Chet 99
December 3, 2008
Charlie Brown concedes to McClintock
Ex-Sen. Tom McClintock had already declared victory as northern California's newest congressman, but Democratic opponent Charlie Brown made it official today with a phone call to the Thousand Oaks Republican.
Brown shared the news in an e-mail to supporters. "So a short time ago, I called Senator Tom McClintock to congratulate him on a hard fought victory, and to wish him well in Congress," he wrote.
To his supporters, Brown said, "I can only offer my deepest gratitude -- for your generosity of time and resources, and your unwavering energy and encouragement. Together, we have transformed the 4th District, and lifted this campaign higher and farther than anyone thought possible."
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No. Ah-nold ran AGAINST Tom. Tom was the qualified and accomplished Conservative Republican leader, Ah-nold was the unqualified Socialist creep.
Are you kidding? A RINO spent a record $6 million against him in the primary - the most ever for a Congressional primary. It's the reason he went into the General Election beaten and bruised, and came damn close to losing. Blame it all on the RINOs.
Tom McC is probably the most brilliant politician in California.
To HEAR him, you would think he should be POTUS.
Sadly, when you SEE him, he looks like a diffident balloon watcher.
I beg to differ
Why’s ev’rybody always pickin’ on me?
is that the candidate with the round head..you know, the block head???
seriously, McClintock is one of the rare good guys out there.
They’re reporting “nearly 1800 votes” but the last I saw was 1556.
I feverently wish you were/are correct.
Bump that, and congrats to Tom.
I meant the RINOs didn’t cost us this seat. Yeah, they cost us in $$, but I was talking House seats, not money.
McClintock is a superb conservative, but he has zero charisma. He is all substance and no style - an unfortunate combination in this Media Age. But Sacramento’s loss is America’s gain; his congressional star will burn very brightly.
Maybe this will be the beginning of the conservative take over in Congress? (I hope, I hope, I hope)
I can remember a commercial he ran yeeearrrs ago referring to his Scottish heritage and how he was frugal with money. I can't remember what office he was running for, (Dan, do you remember?) but I sure do remember that commercial and his image has come a long way from those days! He's positively a *cool cat* now! LOL
I’ve heard him on the Armstrong and Getty radio show several times. To me, he comes across as sharp, knowledgeable, and on the ball who actually KNOWS what he’s talking about. No, he’s not a charmer but neither is he dry and boring.
My point was that thanks to the RINO we did come very, very close to losing this seat.
It was a radio commercial highlighting how tight he is with money. It featured his alleged ancestor Angus McClintock who claimed Tom was "tighter than a bullfrog's backside." That was the 94 Controller's race. (I think his consultant Wayne Johnson won an award for that commercial.)
They also made up a black and white poster that was a take on the 80's era "nerd" poster where there are arrows pointing out all the feature's on a person standing there. In Tom's case it pointed to all his frugal features like the haircut his wife gave him, and the Casio calculator watch he's had for 20 years that he calculates the budget overruns. etc. etc. Tom sent me a signed copy after I spent a day volunteering to drive him around to meetings all over downtown LA so he didn't have to park. It's still in a tube and I really should have it framed and mounted some day.
My vote counted, yay!
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