Below is a new and what I think is a funny and creative video from the Roger Williams camp. It’s funny how the donkeys pursuit of handouts, in the video, resemble their counterparts in Washington. Enjoy.
Archive for August, 2011
I’m excited to highlight Michele Samuelson’s blog, Blue Dot Blues, for this week’s Texas Blog Friday. I’ve known Michele for a little less than a decade and can tell you she is a great representative for conservatives. Her blog post covers the hot topic of school funding and how school districts are handling their current budget woes.
If we listen to the keening cries of educrats and liberals everywhere, we would be convinced that kids in Texas are going to school shoeless, likely to contract polio because they didn’t get their shots, and will have to write their lessons with blood because they don’t have pencils. The news coming out of Houston from last weekend is certainly being spun that way – but the truth is much different.
Politico and several Texas news outlets are reporting that “sources” are telling them that Perry will announce for President this Saturday. The benefits of announcing this Saturday are three fold:
- It will be at the RedState convention. This conventions holds hundreds of conservative bloggers and activist that yield a lot of influence in their community. The type of buzz that left the current presidential candidates long ago would be honed directly on Perry.
- South Carolina is an early primary state. What better way to make a splash in the nations second primary than to announce in that state?
- This Saturday is the Iowa Caucus. Perry will can take away steam and even help “illegitimize” the caucus because a big name like him won’t be there.
With all of this being said I still don’t think he’ll announce on Saturday. At most he will make a pre-announcement, announcement. I would bet on an official announcement sometime next week. Maybe on Monday or Tuesday. I would also bet that he won’t form an exploratory committee and will just jump right in.
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to interview US Senate candidate, Ted Cruz, over the important issues facing our nation and state. This of course was during the middle of the debt ceiling vote, so you are able to catch some insight where Cruz stood during the debate. He later said he would have been a “No” vote on the final bill that passed through the senate and later signed by Obama. We also covered other hot topic such as Obamacare, abortion, and his plan to stimulate the economy.
You can tell that Cruz is very thorough in his answers and has great grasp on the issues. In my opinion he would be a great conservative senator to represent this great state. I am also happy to see him fully embrace social media and it just goes to show how it has reshaped modern campaigns. If you would like to learn more about Ted and his campaign you can visit his website at www.TedCruz.org.
I can’t think of a better person to represent my hometown than Roger Williams. And apparently my former neighbors can’t think of anyone better to represent them either. In the newly drawn US House district, that covers Fort Worth and Arlington, Roger was able to raise an astonishing $400,000 in just one month. This kind of money is usually raised in the heart of campaign season but it just goes to show how much support Roger has in CD-33.
So this begs the question why Roger has garnered so much support? He has a very simple message of limited government, low taxes, and the belief that the citizens of this country can run their lives better than the government can. Roger also knows the people living in CD-33 better than anyone. If you lived in the district, for any amount of time, Roger has probably been your classmate, neighbor, customer, or you have been one of his customers.
People not only know him but they trust him. Just take a look at his leadership committee. You might recognize a person or two on that list. The amount of grassroots conservative who’ve signed on too is nothing short of impressive.
The primary election might be months away but it seems that the voters of CD-33 have already cast their ballot.
Over the weekend I was able to sit down with US Senate candidate, Ted Cruz, and interview him on how he stands on the important issues our country is facing. I will be posting the video as soon as it is edited down for time.