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Debating the Issues


Last night I did something I don’t recall ever doing before; I attended a political debate.  Except that I figured I’d maybe get a sense for how the different candidates matched my values, I didn’t know what to expect.

Well, I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.  The one expectation was realized, but I also experienced some things I didn’t think might happen.  I was actually amused by some things, and surprised by others.

As anyone who was there can attest to, there where moments that looked as if a fracas might break out.  Questions were presented by the panel, and each of the candidates did his best to respond.

I think all three men are fighters in their own right, and all have great pools of business and civic experience to draw upon.  All three have some great people behind them and earnestly want the job.  I didn’t speak nor write a question because as I listened, every basic concern I have was answered.  I think the interview went very well, and I look forward to hearing more this coming Wednesday.

As I do not reside in the 19th District, I am unable to vote for any of these men. But I am a resident of Florida and the United States, and whichever of them is elected will affect my family, friends, and me for a long time to come.

Furthermore, since I cannot imagine a Democratic contender winning this seat in the current political climate, I believe the seat will certainly be won by one of these three men.  I am blessed with the ability to size things up quickly and make decisions based on that, and seldom has that ability failed me.

As I said, I am not able to vote in that district; but I couldn’t vote for Scott Brown either.  While I don’t necessarily agree with Scott on every issue, that didn’t prohibit me from doing what I could to campaign on his behalf from Florida because I felt he was the best choice for my home state and our country.  Now I’ve found a candidate here that shares my values and I believe will be great for my new home, as well as our country.

That being said, I will do everything I can do to support the next Representative for Florida’s 19th District, Mr. Curt Price, and I urge my friends and associates to join me.

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8 Responses to “Debating the Issues”
  1. Wow David really great blog! You are so completely right this election does affect you and every one. Please spread the word and let us get others involved.

  2. Jesse says:

    Curt Price lit up the room Wednesday night. He was articulate and strong. He was right on message and as a Reagan Conservative myself, I can agree with him across the board on his 21 platforms, outlined in his hand out. could even see supporters of the other candidates were impressed.

    I urge you all to come out in the primary and make sure Curt is catapulted into first place and captures the primary. He can beat the Democrat in the general election. Dadid- fantastic blog!

    • conservativechoice says:

      I can’t disagree with your assessment of Curts monumentus moment, but with that said has it been consistent? If you have been following the candidates all along you will see that the one that has been consistent all along is Joe BUDD. I will not deny that I am a Joe BUDD supporter and there are many reasons. Much of what I see Curt talking about is patriotism and that is very important but it comes down to the depth of understanding on the issues. Joe demonstrated this depth of understanding way back at the Great Debate and that is when he won my vote. On Friday night, Joe faced a firing squad, if you will, and might I ad based on misleading information.

      What kind of man do we want in office? Do we want a man who can take the heat and respond in meekness while some hurl insults. Ladies and gentleman, this is what we face in Washington right now! It will not be an easy road for anyone. We must really consider what is more important, someone who has become comfortable at speaking engagements or do we want one who isn’t afraid to face whatever comes his way?

      • Austin Parris Parris85 says:

        *takes off candidate hat*

        Okay, I’ll only say this once, and I’ll probably get in trouble for it, but I feel it must be said. Since I’ve been with the 9-12 group for awhile, I have seen that this truly is a movement, not some fly-by-night accidental issue event.

        None of these candidates to me seem to be a production of the movement. Curt Price might be the closest because he’s the most “homegrown” type I’ve seen in awhile. He may not be the most polished, but he’s certainly sincere, and I’ll take the trade.

  3. EdFulop EdFulop says:

    I’m not sure the movement’s mission is to fabricate candidates. Maybe that’s where it ends up, but our mission as I understand it, is to work with the power that is there, unless they have untenable positions OR resist our getting involved, and then we IDENTIFY candidates that share our principles and values, and support them to replace those that would not work with us. We might very well end up with candidates that enter races from our ranks, but I don’t see us becoming a political party. I imagine it happening more begrudgingly from some of our leaders. No one else runs against someone that needs to go, so they say, “OK – I have to at least try”. The movement might be a good way to birth candidates, but it will never be the ONLY way, and we are WAY early in the movement to start using it as a purity test with a candidate. Maybe, someday, but not yet.

    • Austin Parris Parris85 says:

      *takes off candidate hat again*

      I didn’t mean that we are supposed to PRODUCE candidates, I simply meant that it’s hard to identify who is actually a part of the sentiment which we have facilitated or if they are simply trying to capitalize on it for their own gain (abuse the movement’s purpose).

      I don’t get the impression that any of these men are doing that, but I also don’t get the impression that any of them are truly “one of us”. It’s a citizen”s movement, and in my saying what I did about Curt Price, I simply intended to show that he was the closest I’ve seen to being “one of us” (homegrown, more citizen than politician, etc.)

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