Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ross Opponent Marc Rosson South Arkansan Who "Gets It"

Marc Rosson to oppose Mike Ross. Does he look like he's kidding?
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Congressman Mike Ross is probably the most skillful politician in Arkansas' Federal Delegation. He believes what Senator Blanche Lincoln believes, but she keeps getting caught while he moves more subtly towards the same goals. She is reviled on all sides while Ross is well-regarded by most.

Ross got a free ride in 08, opposed only by a Green Party candidate that got 13% of the vote. This is a district where the Democrats are often more conservative than the Republicans in NWA are, so a challenge from the left is of no concern to Ross.

In 2010, Ross will have an opponent from the right. Farmer Marc Rosson has jumped in the race against Ross, and is committed to exposing the Ross record that the Congressman has so skillfully kept under wraps.

Rosson faces an uphill struggle against the well-funded (from out of state special interests) Ross, but I think the Congressman may have more of a challenge on his hands than the surface view would indicate. One thing that greatly impressed me was that Rosson volunteered to take the Tea Party survey that the Republican senate candidates (except major league nice-guy Fred Ramey) were balking at. Many questions on the survey gave credit for more than one answer. The first 22 of the 44 mostly multiple choice questions concerned what it means to keep one's oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. It is a shame that candidates for U.S. Senate on the Republican ticket would balk at answering such questions. Rosson stepped up.

While Rosson did not whine and ask that his answers be made secret like so many of those other candidates did, I'd like to wait to release his specific answers in the hopes that more candidates will do the right thing and voluntarily release their answers to the voters. I will say that he made a 91% overall, and only "missed" (that is, had an answer different from the one preferred by the committee - which I chaired- that compiled the survey) two questions over the critical first half of the quiz. Many of the ones he had different answers on in the last half were among the more controversial questions that honest people can disagree on.

Ross is tied to Lincoln and the national Democrats. If Rosson can make that truth generally known, in this restive climate we could have a good race down there.

10 Comments:

Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I called Rosson up and asked him about his issues. His top concern generally was the debt, and its threat to all of our well-being, including Social Security.

His top priority with Ross was exposing his double dealing, who "owns" him in the sense of big out of state donors. He also focused on the way Ross positions himself so that he helps get controversial bills passed while appearing to be against them- the so-called "hate crimes" bill being an example.

9:01 AM, December 17, 2009  
Anonymous Ann said...

I've been to Mr. Rosson's website and asked him a specific question by email, which he promptly answered. Rosson gets my vote, but he's going to have a very steep uphill battle against Ross.

7:28 AM, December 21, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before you get to excited about this guy, you really need to check out all of his claims. Is he really a farmer and business man? Drive to the small town of Gillham in Southwest Arkansas and see if he is a hard working man. Take a look at his "business" on highway 71. Then, get directions to his "farm". You really need to "see" the truth before you decide to cast a vote in his favor. After seeing the truth, decide for yourself, is he the direction you really want your state to go in??? You might decide to stick with the DixieCrat Mike Ross.Remember, politicians can put anything on the web. Be a smart American and always investigate the truth.

10:11 AM, December 24, 2009  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I don't suppose men looking at my place would think much of it either.

Ross knows how to take care of his own interests, I have no doubt he has a much nicer place than Rosson. But Rosson understands his duty to uphold the Constitution, as evidenced by his 91% on the survey I cited, I doubt Ross even has the gumption to take the survey, much less get it right. If I am wrong I will be the first to apologize.

7:27 PM, December 26, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you really believe Mike Ross has anything to worry about with Rosson? People need to SEE for themselves what kind of farmer and businessman Rosson is in order to make a well informed decision about him. If he wants to make decisions that will help us in this failing economy, we need to SEE how well he has done with his own money. Has he invested in properties that actually make money? Or, have business ventures failed? These are questions that must be answered by people who want to be in charge of decisions that have an impact on so many people.

4:55 PM, December 27, 2009  
Anonymous Mark said...

We just don't see this the same way. I am tired of politicians who know how to do well by themselves and their friends. I want one that will do well by the Constitution that they took an oath to behold.

Right now we have what I call a "looters economy". It is hard for honest men to make a good living. Much of the big money goes to those involved in some sort dishonest activity. Duplicity is the hallmark of our times. The times must change or we are done.

Mike Ross has proven to me that he knows how to acquire a lot of possessions for himself, but not that he understands and is willing to keep his oath of office. Marc Rosson has not proven to me that he knows how to acquire a lot of possessions for himself, but he does seem to understand and respect the Constitution.

Should I be more impressed that Ross can do OK for himself among a den of thieves? That he can angle for a bigger share of the loot that the government has no business robbing from the next generation? Rout them out sir! Rout them all out. Rout them out now, or this nation is bankrupt.

12:38 PM, December 31, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you and Rosson are a lot alike. Good thing most people in Arkansas do not see the things the way the two of you do, or our state would be in a world of trouble.
Thank God for educated people.

4:41 PM, January 03, 2010  
Anonymous Gina Joy ...... said...

Ann stated that Mr. Rosson promptly responded to her email. However, I have been to his website and emailed him several times. To my disappointment, he never responds to me. I am a democrat who is not happy with the way Mike Ross voted on the health care bill. I needed clarification with some of Rosson's comments and view points, but he will not give me an answer.

5:49 PM, January 12, 2010  
Anonymous country girl said...

Is Marc Rossen still in the race? Haven't seen much info on him lately.

5:02 AM, January 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is what Marc Rosson posted last September:

marc@hillsncreeks.com or call (870)386-5175 leave a message. I will get back with you! Marc Rosson

9:17 AM, February 11, 2010  

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