Today I got this video from Jamie Radtke for Senate.
I am sick of this stuff. These shallow, sound-bite videos don’t tell us anything. Would Radtke be an improvement in the Senate? Like as not, but Governor/Senator George Allen has a record. As a governor, Allen did some good. As a senator, he was ineffectual. As a senator, Allen may not have done us any good, but he did not contribute much to the harm. And it is silly to suggest he did.
In this video, Radke actually does a good job (at a high level) of describing the problem and solution.
If Radke actually had a record in public office that established that she is the limited government/constitutionalist she purports to be, she could be an excellent candidate for the U.S. Senate. The problem is that Radtke does not have such a record. Instead, she apparently knows how to be an effective community organizer, but she has no experience as an elected official (See About Jamie, and please forgive the comparison with President Obama. I know it is unfair to call Radke a community organizer, but I could not help myself. 😀 ).
So who does have a record in public office that demonstrates he actually supports limited, constitutional government. That’s Delegate Bob Marshall. Check out Marshall’s Issues pages, and keep in mind Marshall has a record of fighting to protect our rights.
- Bob Marshall Qualifies for U.S. Senate Primary from Crystal Clear Conservative. Here is nice writeup that provides some background on Marshall.
- Delegate Bob Marshall Qualifies for the Ballot — and the RPV Debates from Sara for America. Sara for America apparently writes from outside our state. She an Allen supporter, but she knows about Marshall, and she is excited to see him in the race.
- “Sideshow Bob” Likely to Get on Ballot. Go “Sideshow Bob!” from Blue Virginia. Blue Virginia provides an excellent example of how a man’s enemies flatter him.
- McDonnell should sign HB 1160 from Bearing Drift: Virginia Politics On Demand. Let’s not forget that Marshall’s latest effort to protect our rights is still a work in progress. Please call Governor McDonnell and urge him to sign HB 1160.