Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bob McConnell: “I stand with Dan Maes”

Bob McConnell, who lost the GOP primary to state Rep. Scott Tipton in the Third Congressional District, posted the following message to his personal blog on Sunday:

Dear Friends in the Third District of Colorado, and across the Country:

Sunday morning my Pastor talked to me about "putting on the full armor of God." Sunday evening I received an e-mail from Dan Maes, using the exact same phrase. He is no longer fighting just a political battle, but a spiritual one. I stand with Dan Maes, shoulder to shoulder, to fight that battle as well. What are you prepared to do?

Dick Wadhams says "The Republican Party is who shows up." Over two hundred thousand voters "showed up" to vote for Dan Maes. Where is the Party? Dan went through the same caucus and primary process as his competitor. Is it all a dog and pony show, does it mean something or is it all just a useless exercise until "our Party" tells us what is best for us? Is it only the "right" candidate when he comes from the good old boys? The people have spoken while the party stays silent. This is a disgrace. Dan deserves the full measure of experience, money, and support the party would have given its chosen candidate. The Colorado GOP is acting like the Administration in DC: arrogant, ignoring the will of the people, and assuming we the people are too stupid to know what we want.

I stand with Dan Maes. I urge all of you to do the same. Since he had absolutely no help from the political machine his campaign made some mistakes, no doubt. Having been a grassroots candidate myself I can tell you how hard it is to reinvent the wheel without any assistance from the experienced people. Dan is, in his own words, "an imperfect man." When was the last time you heard a candidate say that?   - More -

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