Very well put.
Protect our Convention, our Party and our Values.
Our values, our Party and our Party convention are under attack. Every day since the November election the establishment and liberal media have been screaming that the Republican Party must surrender its conservative values.
Some are saying we must now agree to raise taxes. Some are saying we must now abandon the unborn.
And some like Lt. Gov Bill Bolling have been attacking our 2013 Convention because they empower our grassroots activists, rather than establishment-oriented, big-money support and TV advertising. This position is perplexing as he himself previously advocated for and enjoyed the support of the 2009 Convention that propelled Bob McDonnell, himself and Ken Cuccinelli to victory.
But now even more shockingly, Bolling has stated in the Richmond Times Dispatch, with his exit from the GOP Gubernatorial race, he won’t support our apparent nominee for Governor .
While I understand his disappointment that he won’t win the nomination, this position is simply indefensible and destroys his legacy as Lt Governor. This is the same “burn the house down” approach that the establishment has threatened us with in the past when they don’t get their way.
Threatening to either not support our Nominee or run as an independent undermines the very values Bill Bolling professes to support – the same values Ken Cuccinelli supports — and helps Democrat Terry McAuliffe win.
Now more than ever VA Republicans must be united to stop the encroachment of the Federal Government. With Obama’s re-election, things like Obamacare can’t be repealed, and the best way to stop it in the Commonwealth is a Republican in the Governors mansion and a Republican LG and AG. A Governor McAuliffe will enable Obamacare in the Commonwealth through the expansion of Medicaid.
After every convention we expect the Party to come together and support our nominee. To not support the nominee for Governor means you think Terry McAuliffe and his Clinton-Obama big government agenda is healthy for Virginia.
Movement Conservatives like me have always backed our GOP Nominee even when we strongly preferred someone else in the primary. And when Mitt Romney won the nomination this year, we called on all wings of the Republican Party to support him. We asked libertarian supporters of Ron Paul and social conservative supporters of Rick Santorum to rally to support Mitt Romney. They did. But if we are to follow Bill Bolling’s example, they should just quit and go home. That’s just wrong. Bolling’s way leads to an endless future of liberal big government victories and the diminishment of our values and liberties. I reject that.
Republicans win, when we are united to lead on the issues. Our conservative values. Our commitment to limited government. Our opposition to higher taxes. Our defense of states rights and individual liberties. We lead on these issues united and we win. The establishment and liberal media want us to surrender our values and endorse their agenda. I won’t surrender and we shouldn’t give up our beliefs.
And we should reject anyone who supports an effort to divide us.
I urge Bill Bolling to reconsider his position, strengthen his legacy, and continue his role as a senior Party statesman.
I pledge that while I plan to win the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor, that I will support and eagerly endorse all the nominees we select.
I look forward to talking to you on the campaign trail and seeing you at a great convention in May that will propel our ticket and our values to victory.
Candidate for Lt. Governor