In the past few months, Scott Brown has run the kind of campaign that should define all Republican campaigns. He has focused on fiscal issues and has made competitive a race in a state which hasn’t elected a Republican to the House since 1994 and to the Senate since 1972, the same year it was the only state in the union to vote for George McGovern for President.
He may be a bit more centrist than Bruce or I, but on the issues which matter most to Americans right now, even the citizens of his own “blue” state, Brown is right on the money. He thinks Congress is just spending too much money while his opponent, the incredibly well-educated Martha Coakley, would just be another vote for the spending spree begun under the current Administration.
And she’d vote for the health care overhaul which only 41% of likely voters in the Bay State support. Meanwhile, Brown says he’ll be the 41st vote against Obamacare. Left-wing groups are going into overdrive to hold the seat for the Democrats, knowing they need Coakley’s vote to increase the size of the federal government and the control it exercises over our lives. Brown would be a vote to check the government’s growth and a champion of returning power to the people, just patriots from his state who, 230-odd years ago, bore the brunt of the King’s tyranny.
Honored by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), Brown understands the concerns of those entrepreneurs who form the backbone of our economy and who create the bulk of new jobs. He believes the “stimulus” bill only increased the size of the federal government without creating any such jobs and has decried the “historic amount of debt we are passing on to our children and grandchildren“.
More than anything, we appreciate that Brown has kept his focus on bread-and-butter issues and steered clear of social issues. Let’s hope that other Republicans follow his lead.
If you live in the Bay State, make sure to vote for Brown on Tuesday, January 19. If you know people who live there, call them and tell them it’s imperative they get to the polls to vote for this good man. And join Bruce and me in making a contribution to his campaign. They’re trying to raise $500,000 today, so give what you can as soon as you can. Bruce and I will match every GayPatriot contribution up to a total of $500. So, let us know what you gave so we can figure out how to divide up the promised match!
UPDATE: As of 5:31 PST (8:31 GayPatriot blog time), Brown had raised $918,672.81. If he raises just 81,327.19 in the next 3 1/2 hours, he’ll have doubled his initial goal.
UP-UPDATE: Holy Cow, he’s at $1,303,302.50