Big chance for a REAL conservative in congress

@Taskr36 (13925)
United States
October 29, 2009 7:00pm CST
For those of you who are unaware, there is currently a 3-way race for New York's 23rd District. There is a Republican, Democrat, and a Conservative. Early on the Republican candidate was the clear leader. Apparently this district has not elected a democrat since the Civil War. Now the Conservative, Doug Hoffman, has won some big endorsements from conservatives including Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, and Fred Thompson. The Republican Dede Scozzafava, has been endorsed by Newt Gingrich, although I think he's just going along party lines. Scozzafava supported the bailouts, and the stimulus bill which has made her very unattractive to conservative voters. To many this could be a big chance to show that people are sick of the two party rule and want to put someone who truly represents conservative Americans. Some fear that the conservative could split the vote leading to a democrat victory, but frankly, I think that's a chance worth taking to make this statement. Right now the polls show the Conservative candidate in the lead with the democrat close behind him. The Republican appears to have lost any real chance of winning if the polls are accurate. What are your opinions? Is anyone here on mylot from that district?
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Gingrich is not a Conservative, although he used to play one years ago. This is why voting party lines is the wrong thing to do. Hoffman is the best choice there, and I really hope that he wins.
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• United States
31 Oct 09
Privatization is probably the only way to fix it. Bush was castigated mightily for his attempts to fix it... yet Comrade 0bama has made similar statements. Someone had better fix it, otherwise a lot of people are going to be hurt by that Ponzi scheme.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
1 Nov 09
Social Security is just a ponzi scheme which will inevitable screw many of us including me. Every American deserves the opportunity to either use a private savings option, or opt out entirely. To this day I've only had that option once and it was back when I worked at the library in Orlando. I got to put the money into an ICMARC account where "I" controlled the money, where it went, and could take it when I wanted without anyone else putting their hands on it.
• United States
30 Oct 09
Rush and Newt are big on "third party candidates only elect their opposites." In other words, anyone who votes for a third party is ensuring that the democrat will win. I disagree with this wholeheartedly. People should vote for the candidate who represents their interests. If 50% vote for the democrat, 25% vote for Scozzafava, and 25% vote for Hoffman, even though the democrat will win, it sends a HUGE message to other republicans. Conservativism is in, and the other candidates had better shape up or they'll lose. Right now, the republican party only represents those republicans in office. Us civilians who demand fiscal responsibility and a strong nation (economically, militarily, and morally) aren't represented at all. Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. We need a third option.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I took the Rush challenge like a week ago and the feeling I got from listening is that he believes the conservatives need to take the Republican party back...or was that Levin? I thought by third party they usually meant independents?
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I agree with you completely. Fortunately the democrat isn't going to do that well. Even the polls most in his favor only show him with as much as 34% of the vote. The most recent polls have shown it to be neck and neck between the democrat and conservative candidate with the republican now falling to a distant third. I'm just glad to see that some prominent republicans aren't afraid to endorse a third party candidate when they are dissatisfied with the nominee from their own party.
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• United States
31 Oct 09
@ Taskr: Yes. The party name shouldn't matter. The candidates ideals, values, and beliefs are what matters. If the Republican name no longer represents the base, then find someone who does. I applaud Palin, Thompson et al for endorsing the third party.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
30 Oct 09
This would be huge not just for district 23 but the rest of the country. With a Hoffman victory this would be a sign that no longer would conservatives just have to accept what the GOP in their state and district gives them. Let remember in 1970 Conservative party candidate James L. Buckley defeated liberal Republican incumbent Charles Goodell, and liberal Democrat Richard Ottinger.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
1 Nov 09
It's good as done now. The republican saw her support wavering and took one for the team by dropping out of the race. I respect her choice and I'm sure her supporters will quickly flock to Hoffman.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Glad to hear it... I think we need conservative thinkers... I'm being conservative everyday looking at my budget and we need that coming from our government. Bush was no conservative in my opinion. We do need change... the Republicans and the Democrats have lost touch... Enough walking the line and give the people what they need... responsibility. I'll have to research him more to know if I think he's truly representing the conservative American. Statistic after statistic shows Americans are largely conservative and many moderates agree with many conservative values... it's the far left that is the minority.
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Don't live there, but will watch closely. I plan on being real active when representatives and congressperson are up for election in 2010. Real active. We need to find an organization comparable to what got Obama elected...the internet voters...like Rock the Vote...is there a website such as this? Anyone?
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I have to ask - a "real" conservative as opposed to WHAT, the "fake" conservatives we now have in Congress? OOPS...Breaking News! Owens has just been announced as the winner and Doug Hoffman has conceded! Annie
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
4 Nov 09
"as opposed to WHAT, the "fake" conservatives we now have in Congress" Yes and like the fake conservative that was the Republican candidate before she gave up and endorsed the democrat. Right there she showed her true colors. The RNC should have never wasted money on her campaign.
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Nope, not from that district.. It would be hard to decide what to do! Vote republican or independent..