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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Jim Gilmore campaign - "a crusade for working families."

RICHMOND -- Former Gov. Jim Gilmore kicked off the general election phase of his U.S. Senate campaign Tuesday, embracing the cause of "working families" and firing salvos at his Democratic rival, former Gov. Mark Warner.

Gilmore, the Republican nominee, held news conferences in Richmond, Norfolk and Manassas to begin framing the issues that he considers central to his contest with Warner. He vowed to resist tax increases and support expanded oil drilling in the United States, citing the struggles families face with a sagging economy and skyrocketing gasoline prices.

Gilmore called his campaign "a crusade for working families."

"They are concerned, they want leadership and we're going to give it to them," Gilmore said in a news conference at the state Capitol.(LINK)

Gilmore was joined by Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling, and new RPV chairman Jeff Frederick. He will visit most areas of the state soon.

This race will not be a shoe in for Warner as many democrats think. With gas prices and Gov Tim Kaine's impotence on transportation, talk of higher taxes, etc, Gilmore's record and message will carry weight.

The Tax Cutter vs The Tax Raiser.

Comments on "Jim Gilmore campaign - "a crusade for working families.""

 

Blogger James Atticus Bowden said ... (9:53 AM) : 

Man of his word vs. (how do we say this in PC?) man who mis-speaks often

 

Anonymous J. Tyler Ballance said ... (2:01 PM) : 

"working families" -

We hear our Republican candidates use this pap often these days, but what does it mean?

Does Mr. Gilmore mean the double income no-kids (DINK) families where one is a doctor and the other a lawyer, with net wages in excess of $500,000 per year? Does he exclude the home schooler Moms who have elected to invest in raising good kids while foregoing corporate America? There is massive unemployment these days. Are there really working families where every member has a job? I know my kids worked a bit part-time while teenagers, but did that make us a "working family?"

Perhaps what he means is working versus broken families. Does he intend to be an advocate for the traditional patriarchal family, but forsake families divided by divorce, or families led by grandparents or even (God forbid it) families with gay members?

Instead of slogans, the citizens need to hear about what bills Mr. Gilmore will propose, what laws he will seek to amend or repeal and just what he has done in the past to harm or ENHANCE our Liberty.

From what I recall of Mr. Gilmore's past performance, I applauded his effort to reduce the hated car tax, but he also inflicted great harm on our civil liberties by taking positions where we had more of government ON the People rather than government FOR the People. He still promotes the Real ID Act and other Bush/Neocon usurpations of the Constitution.

Mr. Gilmore has shown that he will likely be just another rubber stamp for the next Imperial President, rather than a Senator who would serve to check the power of the Executive and Judicial branches in order to preserve and enhance the rights of our citizens.

 

Blogger Carl Kilo said ... (9:18 PM) : 

Indeed JAB. I dont think warner is the rock star the dems think he is. He can be beat.

 

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