Sharron Angle: The only conservative choice for beating Harry Reid
"One conversation with Angle, the four-term state assemblywoman who has served on education, election, ethics, health and judiciary committees, is enough to convince you she's the real deal and isn't just parroting the latest from the right- wing radio dial. After listening to her discuss her conservative ideals, I was tempted to ask her whether her maiden name was Goldwater or Reagan…There's a way Republicans can prove they really want a conservative revolution. They can support U.S. Senate candidate and certified conservative true-believer Sharron Angle." - John L. Smith, Las Vegas Review Journal, 11/10/09
Some of you have asked me in recent days how Sharron compares with the other candidates running in the Nevada Republican Primary (which occurs in June 2010 in Nevada). She is the ONLY conservative candidate who has legislative experience (she is a four-time Assemblywoman, that is, she served in the House of Representatives on the State level). Let’s take a look at the other candidates:
-Sue Lowden: A Former Miss America contestant, reporter and one-term Nevada State Senator who was the State GOP chair who lost the majority in the state senate, she also lost the votes in the Assembly to defeat a tax, left the party in debt, and was reprimanded for an illegal convention election by the RNC. She donated money to Harry Reid and campaigned for tax hiker Bill Raggio during his senate re-election primary.
-Danny Tarkanian: He is the lawyer son of a well-known former basketball coach. He lost two previous elections and donated money to Nevada Democrat Shelley Berkley’s Congress campaign. He has no legislative experience.
-Mark Amodei: He is a lawyer and term-limited State Senator who voted in 2003 for the largest tax increase in Nevada history.
-John Chachas: He is a Wall Street banker who gave $2300 to Obama. He has no legislative experience.
-Bill Parsons: He served in the military and has no legislative or elected office experience.
-Terry Suonimen: He is a store manager with no legislative or elected office experience.
-Robin Titus : She is a Physician with no legislative or elected office experience.
-Mike Wiley: He is a former Democrat who moved to Las Vegas from Florida and has no legislative experience.
There are also a few others who have not filed with the Federal Election Commission.
It’s one thing to support an unknown candidate who talks the conservative talk but is untested when there are no other alternatives, as was the case with Doug Hoffman in New York’s 23rd district. It is quite another when there IS an excellent candidate available who has proven herself as a liberty-loving, tax-loathing statesman - not a politically expedient politician - in the fires of legislative combat. As Sharron likes to say, “Don’t read my lips; read my record.”
For those of you in Illinois, I will host a Chicago area meet-and-greet fundraiser for Sharron on Monday, November 30, at 7 PM - location to be determined. Stay tuned. In the meantime, go to http://www.sharronangle.com/ to learn more about Sharron and/or to make a donation.
- I am a citizen journalist, wife to Bill, and Mommy to Charlotte and Cheyenne. I work at a chemical company writing Material Safety Data Sheets and own a small business on the side. I started this blog to "sound the alarm" on what is happening in this country with respect to the assault on our freedoms, and because I was called to do it: Ezekiel 33:1-5: "The word of the LORD came to me: 'Son of man, speak to your countrymen and say to them: 'When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman, and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people, then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not take warning and the sword comes and takes his life, his blood will be on his own head. Since he heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning, his blood will be on his own head. If he had taken warning, he would have saved himself. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.'"