Skip to comments.Kelly surges despite Palin road bump
Posted on 08/21/2010 10:14:20 AM PDT by CanadianYankee
TUCSON, Ariz. No one will ever accuse Jesse Kelly of bringing weak tea to the party.
The conservative 29-year-old Marine combat veteran and tea party favorite made waves this week when a video of him criticizing Sarah Palin's endorsements of "people who will sell our principles down the river" surfaced and caused a stir.
The brief moment of national notoriety notwithstanding, Kelly is surging at the end of the 8th District GOP primary campaign here, largely on the strength of an impressive grassroots organization and a cocky, free-wheeling style that contrasts sharply with that of the more measured, more disciplined former state Sen. Jonathan Paton...........
"Believe me, if my goal was to get on the Armed Services Committee, or Ways and Means or any of these other great committees you need to be on, then we'd be in a lot of trouble," he said. "My goal is to have my country back and to have a government that leaves me the hell alone and I don't want anything else. And I'm not there for the next cocktail party, and I'm not there to make a bunch of friends. I'm not there to go along with liberalism. I'm there to fight liberalism. That's what I'm going there to do."
here read more at Politico.
(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.politico.com ...
Find out more about Jesse at:here votejessekelly.com
I like this guy already.
Waiting for the Palin Kook-Aid drinkers to accuse the combat-vet Marine of being a RINO/McRomney supporter.....
Hopefully this is the year of the plain spoken TRUTH by people that connect with voters that want their country back.
Kelly have anything to say about Duncan Hunter supporting Meg Whitman? Or does he only critique women who endorse folks he doesn’t particularly cotton to?
Another case of speaking before thinking. Fairly common.
More like Scott Brown.
And I think “we” all ought to think twice before attacking our own. Isnt’ that what Democrats and Libs are for?
Amen to that!!!
In most years, the party machinery would work to dispatch a candidate like Kelly. But such interventions have backfired time and again this year in an election cycle marked by deep anti-establishment hostility.
Paton's patina of establishment backing in just the last week, he's gotten money from Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) PAC, the House Conservatives Fund and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) hasn't stopped Kelly from claiming momentum.
There's data to back it up: Kelly outpaced Paton's fundraising total for the pre-primary period, collecting $79,000 between July 1 and August 4, compared with Paton's $46,500.
The above is even more reason to VOTE KELLY!
Does anyone remember Palin and Rothschild meeting a few years ago?
If things go well this election, there will be a lot of young, new faces in Congress...on the conservative side. That will be a good thing in more ways than one.
The Ron Paul people seem to hate this guy because he is for a strong national defense so that makes him ever better.
There’s his youtube channel.
Gabrielle Giffords is a loathesome queen bee commie. She is running ads with some prune faced “Republican” saying she is “trying.” Last time she stood in front of a cactus in skin tight blue jeans.
Gabby represents bald headed geezers with pony tails and women with blocks of square white hair on their heads, some of the biggest idiots anywhere. Hopefully we can chase the little commie back to the moon or wherever her astronaut husband resides.
Lynn Forester De Rothschild?
‘Does anyone remember Palin and Rothschild meeting a few years ago?’
My Great-Grandmother was named Rothschild. Do you mean her?
I like this guy and agree with his comments...
Jesse Kelly Disses Sarah Palin
Part 2: Jesse Kelly Disses Sarah Palin
Not familiar with this guy or the race - but it sounds like we need more candidates like him!
“Jesse’s Opponent in the Primay RINO Paton-who Giffords once dated-was aggressively recruited by GOP establishment leaders in Washington....”
Really?? Disgusting whore (Paton, that is).
Yep on both counts.
I’d like to see hima at 6’8” debating the Mini-Me Ron Paul.
Kelly knows what to do to ingratiate himslef with the country club Republicans!That means he is a smart politician. Palin does the same job by endorsing John McPain.
There isn’t much difference beteen them IMHO, except that Palin is far more experienced and strategically more saavy.
Loose cannons on a heaving deck often break the bulkhead and fall overboard.The last thing conservatives need is their own version of Al Franken.
Check this out on Jesse Kelly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z4jC_qVlPk
I like what I see! I hope the good people of Arizona put him in office - and PLEASE kick the Palin-endorsed McCain OUT!!!
-—”Waiting for the Palin Kook-Aid drinkers to accuse the combat-vet Marine of being a RINO/McRomney supporter.....”-—
Not at all! At last we’ve finally found that perfect Conservative who never does anything other than what’s perfectly Conservative, and never endorses anyone who isn’t a perfect Conservative, and will never have anything less than a 100% perfect record on every issues, from big ones like immigration, Abortion, the WOT, and Second Amendment Rights to secondary issues like political endorsements, Free Trade, pornography, and drugs! Unlike that RINO Palin - did I say “RINO?” I meant “Uber-Liberal” and “enemy of the U.S.A.”
I’m glad Kelly won’t back down in attacking America’s true enemies, like Sarah Palin. Damn her and her Liberal ways!
Makes them look kind of silly.
Mrs.Palin is not perfect but I support her and if someone supports someone else who is not a Leftist,I respect that and if your man or woman wins the nomination they will get my vote.
I just wish the PDS rabble would dilute their irrational hate towards the former Gov and stop doing the Lefts’ work.
Still waiting? Maybe you should grab a Snickers.
Just friggin WoW!
This guy reflects my sentiments to a ‘tea’.
Hope he is able to articulate these sentiments into a full blown strategy.
He is my kind of Marine.
The BIG fact Palin is the one conservative who scares the Left to DEATH!
Speaks volumes on BOTH sides don't it?
-—”The BIG fact Palin is the one conservative who scares the Left to DEATH!”-—
Yes, but DAMMIT my one-percenter, (insert little-known, local Congressman’s name), is the ONLY real Conservative choice for 2012!
Of course, I am a Paton supporter and voter. However check out politico's reportorial track record for their biases.
Those kinda sellouts don't faze her followers.
How dare he criticize her endorsements of RINOs!
Thanks Republican Wildcat.
They haven't made that particular accusation yet, but they're here on the thread. :)
Badda bing badda boom,another candidate loved by both the Left and the PDS Right.
Winning combination to be sure...?
Of course. Jonathan Paton is backing John McCain.
Jonathan Paton and Sarah Palin are backing John McCain. Jesse Kelly isn't.
Interesting article at the Tuscon Citizen:
“...Jonathan Patons backers may look to somehow secure an early endorsement. Or at least strongly entice one. Senator McCains campaign is very confident of their win and is in idle, they could easily attempt a sway for Paton. Many McCain supporters (money wise) support Jonathan Paton. And that strong enticement to Sarah PAC might squeak an endorsement from her...”
Waiting for Sarah Palin by Jim Kelley
He has already been labeled "Conan Cickyobutt" by one of her followers.
I will allow the lovely Gov a few shortcomings...will you?
What the heck ya got in that Kool-Aid?
Just a shrewd and cynical politician who sold a little of his soul for the “greater” good of conservatism.
As a former Navy Airman I know from experience that Marines are jarhead buttheads but I have never doubt their courage and patriotism.
Perhaps Mr Kelly is not so perfect either?
Man,that graphic is as old as Windows 2000.
Can’t you Palin haters come up with something new?
Not my experience. BTW, people who live in glass houses...
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