Friday, January 22, 2010

Boozman To Jump in U.S. Senate Race?

Will Congressman John Boozman become the 10th Republican in the U.S. Senate race? That's the word, and it if it goes down it could cause a domino-effect of race changes. Asa Hutchinson is reportedly interested in Boozman's old seat, unless brother-in-law Senator Kim Hendren switches from the crowded senate field to Congress first. Or maybe that's the other way around. The next Hutchinson family gathering should be an interesting one. Roger's Mayor Steve Womack, with his characteristic bluntness, has said if Boozman jumps, then he is interested in running.

Is this all too hard to keep up with? It is for me too. Jason Tolbert of the Tolbert Report has more details, as his blog covers about every important story, except the story below this one which shows that Jim Holt polls best against Blanche Lincoln in the U.S. Senate race, and that for the first time ever Blanche is leading some of the other GOP contenders who were topping her in all previous polls.

Boozman had his own troubles in the Congressional race, as Gen. Bernie Skoch is running hard against him in the GOP primary. His main issue was that Boozman is a staunch supporter of the big bank bailouts. If he is the nominee, the GOP loses one HUGE crossover vote issue with Blanche Lincoln. I assure you she can spin health care socialization with the crossover voters a lot easier than she can defend bailing out Chase-JP Mogan and Goldman Sachs. With Boozman, she won't have to.

My opinion of the timing, even though Boozman has said he will not decide until the end of next week, is to take headlines from the first senate poll with Holt in the race.

42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tolbert has sold out. He's a huge disappointment.

1:52 PM, January 22, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon,

Tolbert has always been sold out.


Faulkner County Frank

2:46 PM, January 22, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all these guys making all these moves and you guys are talking about tolbert?

2:53 PM, January 22, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Certainly a bizarre election year for Arkansas.

3:03 PM, January 22, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we're talking about is what tolbert is not talking about because he shills for Gilbert. It is bizarre because folks are starting to awaken in arkansas out of the fog. Tolbert is still snoozing.

8:18 AM, January 23, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring on "the Booz". Welcome to the Race John.

8:19 AM, January 23, 2010  
Anonymous Mark Moore said...

OK, Tolbert is done snoozing. I guess we can talk about the candidates now!

5:48 PM, January 23, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it amazing that with nine candidates and one more on the way there seems to be this major concern about Trevor Drown splitting the vote and putting Blanche Lincoln on. First off, you have to assume that Drown will get the 10,000 signatures in time. If that happens he enters the general election and it becomes a four way race. To assume that the final vote would be a close one with a percentage or two spread between the top two candidates is also ridiculous. One possible scenario might be the Green Party candidate getting 5 percent talking some of Blanche’s liberal support. Lincoln may get 20 percent of the vote, since there is anti-incumbent fever, low democrat turnout and party dissatisfaction. The republican candidate could get even 30 percent because of party identity, ideology, etc. This leaves Drown to capture 40 to 45 percent as he appeals to a broad base. From conservatives, to non-party believers, tea party followers, conservative democrats, veterans, etc. Of course it is all conjecture at this point, but I am not the only one who is seeing this way. Otherwise, why are so many republicans 11 months out from the general election trying to use the tired split the vote argument? With 10 candidates to choose from, it is comical how scared they are. Since when does the Arkansas GOP have a locked in stone right to be the major party and represent the voice of the conservative? The party is a joke that is tired and worn out.
I know, I have heard your arguments on Perot, Christie, Hoffman, I have heard it all, and independents don’t win elections. My answer is Tea Party groups, the British Army in 1776 doesn’t lose a war and in Arkansas we have the highest amount of independents than in any state, 92 percent. Remember we are a state that votes the person, not the party. Ever heard that one?
In the end what do we want? For me it is a common man, answerable to the people of Arkansas, first. One that shares my views of the world and show some leadership and intelligence and will take a common sense approach to making my life and my children’s future better.
But keep tossing that same old argument out there, it is giving him traction and making him electable. If you thought otherwise, you wouldn’t even mention the name Trevor Drown.

9:22 AM, January 24, 2010  
Anonymous tophat said...

Mark,

Please address this Drowner's argument. I know you have experience with third parties, independent candidates, and major party campaigns. I doubt historical examples or facts will prevail with the Drownies, but perhaps a good rebuttal might be appreciated by more rational people.

11:36 AM, January 24, 2010  
Anonymous Mark Moore said...

Nobody here was talking about Drown here until his people started it. Really the less said about him the better. I don't say that because I am against third parties, but because I don't think much of Trevor Drown. If he gets on the ballot, I might bother talking about it.

That said, his people need to get behind something called Instant Runoff voting. Every one should, except for the Demorepub party hacks. This is because only with a run-off for all elections can someone from outside the two-party system have a fair chance. Only with a run-off that allows people to rank choices can people vote their conscience without fear of it splitting the vote and electing their worst nightmare.

4:05 PM, January 24, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Every one should, except for the Demorepub party hacks."

Actually, even they benefit from IRV, because their candidates don't run the risk of having the vote split with losers, ala the scenario that got Al Franken into the US Senate.

7:40 PM, January 24, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instant run off voting is a non-starter for this cycle. Also it has failed in so many other areas. To new and people will think you are trying to limit their right to vote. The message is too muddles for the average American. Drown is threat a major one that has a lot of people worried and a lot of followers that connect with his message. Getting on the petition will happen and will be a wake up call. The more we talk about him the better, we love the way it agitates so many of you who felt you are the experts and annointed experts.

Who is your champion? The rape supporter, no that is Tolbert's. The adulturer? He did his mea culpea, but the religious right will not choose him for their Senator. Conrad, Rodgers, Fred? Not going to even make it on the ballot. Cox? Maybe, too slicky boy for Arkansas. Boozman, too Rino, Holt, yeah, I can see him making it, but losing in the end. Too extreme.

I have heard decent things about you but if all your experience in the past has not shown you we are in different times and Arkansas is changing, then you are no different than everyone else with their agenda. The nice thing is next to real ground combat, this is the greatest blood sport there is. And we so called Drownies are here to stay and play. After all it is America!

2:19 AM, January 25, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One kook supporter spamming blogs does not make a campaign.

Get a life.

6:59 AM, January 25, 2010  
Blogger Jason Tolbert, CPA said...

Nice how many of you slam me anonymously on another blog. Real brave of you.

Also, Mark saying I am snoozing is mistruth since he had a 30 minute phone discussion with me and knows the reason I could not post when he wanted me too was that I was at work. I posted that night when I had time.

Really disappointed.

10:48 AM, January 25, 2010  
Anonymous Rick said...

Who the hell is Trevor Drowns? I never heard his name until now. No, he isn't electable. this is a 2 party system, if you don't like the way the republican party is run then work to change it.

2:18 PM, January 25, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason,

Mark did not say you are snoozing. He said you were DONE snoozing. Go back to counting the beans. The beans won't talk back to you or zero in on your angle and then comment on it. Beans are your friend. Opponents of the establishment(non-existent of course) are not.

Cheers,

Ralph

4:31 PM, January 25, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

You are taking it wrong. The snoozing reference was only to reply to the anon comment two above. I have been taking a break myself for the last couple of days. We have a RIGHT to snooze, or put business first.

In my mind I was coming to your defense. It was just my way of saying "let's move on from talking about Tolbert".

5:59 PM, January 25, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nice how many of you slam me anonymously on another blog. Real brave of you."

Jason,

I would slam you anonymously on your blog, but you now require registration. :)

6:02 PM, January 25, 2010  
Blogger Jason Tolbert, CPA said...

Mark - I stand corrected. I took it backward from what you meant it. I do wish your readers had the guts to put their name out there like the two of us do.

7:20 PM, January 25, 2010  
Blogger EagleII said...

In my opinion Trevor Drown deserves as much press as any of the others with deep pockets backed by the mind-bending machines.

Dear Arkansas Voters and supporters from around our nation:

It will be a major victory for powerful interests in both the Democrat and Republican party that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans if either party wins this seat.

Their goal: elect the people who will do their bidding, while defeating those who won't.

While we work on a shoe box donation budget, businesses, labor and special interest groups will dole out unfathomable amounts of money in campaigns nationwide to support those in political power we once placed in our trust and faith with our individual votes. It's time for Arkansas to lead our nation once again. I am asking you for your trust, faith and for your vote.

If you have been asking yourself what you can do to reclaim the principles of liberty that laid the foundation of Arkansas and America then joining our grassroots campaign is a great start.

Electing me, Trevor Drown to the United States Senate presents an opportunity for you to tell the chosen few in both parties, that you've had enough. For you to tell the liberal leadership in Washington and our liberal Senator in Arkansas who voted against the people of this state that you’ve had enough of the hypocrisy and false promises they offer while we are faced with unemployment, more and more taxes, liberal health care reform and national security concerns, trillion dollar debt while ever increasing salaries are being paid to growing numbers of government employees with the tax dollars of recession-battered citizens of our Arkansas.

There’s too much at stake for you and your family not to get involved. Join us in holding Washington's feet to the fire, make them accountable as you send a strong message that you've had enough..

VOTE Trevor Drown, US Senate in 2010
Dare to Make a Difference!!
http://trevordrown.ning.com

6:01 PM, January 27, 2010  
Blogger EagleII said...

For those who like names, my name is Joe Oliver and I posted that message above, and please note, I posted on my own volition without Trevor Drowns approval.

GOP is a corrupt bunch in bed with the Dems. (it's no secret) and they're extremely weak. Their coffers are empty, and they don't even run a candidate against most Democrats unless they see the writing on the wall as they have with Blanche Lincoln. We currently have 9 GOP candidates for her position (at last count). No one ran against Mark Pryor (our other Senator) last year, nor against Marion Berry or Vic Snyder (U.S. Reps.) in their last elections. As of now, they haven't announced anyone to run against the Dem. Governor, Mike Beebe; if they don't do so by March, they'll lose their status as a major party. Arkansas has only elected one GOP U.S. Senator in the past 132 years, and he wasn't re-elected. Before that, Stephen Dorsey was the last GOP Senator and his last year in office was in 1879; there have only been 5 GOPs in total, and none were re-elected. Add up all the years since Arkansas became a state and multiply that by 2 for the two Senators, and you get 348 years. Republicans have only held U.S. Senate seats for a total of 28 years! Where were they the rest of the 320 years? What makes anyone think a Republican can win now? Does anyone think Blanche Lincoln has been the only unpopular Democratic senator we've had over all those years? The problem is the old-school Dems. in the state who will never vote for a Republican (an old mindset that is a hold-over from the civil war). Since there are more Dems. that Republicans in the state, they are always out-voted. Besides, Trevor isn't a "3rd party candidate"--he's an Independent. There is a difference--he can be anything he wants at any time. As for the polling, to my knowledge, they haven't even included him in the polling yet. Until the GOP primary takes place, they haven't even given a thought to the Independent.

Never Forget - Never Forgotten
What Price Freedom
http://hanoipow.ning.com

6:09 PM, January 27, 2010  
Blogger EagleII said...

The "your splitting the vote" was created by the parties to insure their dominance and so they will not be forced to improve and accept the values of the people it is supposed to represent. Personally I think the nation would be better off with 2 more years of the socialist if it forces the Republicans to their knees and gets some testosterone back in the party. It will be stupid for the republicans to oppose conservative independents because they will be caucusing with the Republicans anyway. The difference is they won't be obligated to the party and they don't have to tie themselves to the party's corrupt and destructive behavior. Until we get passed the fear of "your splitting the vote" the republicans will always look at us as "sure votes" and treat the conservatives like a neglected spouse while they go out with the more attractive mistress. Adhering to the "your splitting the vote" mentality will keep conservatives marginalized for ever.

Never Forget - Never Forgotten
What Price Freedom
http://hanoipow.ning.com

6:13 PM, January 27, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I hesitate to even engage, but what on what ISSUES do Drown and for example Holt, differ? What is it that Drown wants to be for that you think Holt is against?

6:42 PM, January 27, 2010  
Blogger EagleII said...

Hi Mark,

For all the reasons stated above and then some, Trevor Drown deserves this election. He's not part of the "machine" and you can bet your boots that after he is elected, he will not do, as the RNC backed Independent in MASS did, stand up and state he is for a "National Health Care Programs. Sorry, I'm not ready to be socialized ( Pun there maybe? )

Let me state this for the record. You are speaking to a life long republican conservative, till they tried to shove McCain down our throats last election.
( see: http://eaglesnest2.ning.com) information from the horses mouth about McCain )

That sealed my switch to independent.

Also note, my family traveled internationally with George & Barbara Bush when GWB One was ambassador to China. Our whole family, including inlaws are or "were" staunch republicans. I was trying to put up a site for my mother-in-law and hoped to have her input part of the site. Unfortunately, she is in hospice in Ohio, dieing, but you can still read a small bit about her husband and her here.

http://mrs-lt.ning.com

In fine, let me state what I have seen occur in both the Democrat & Republican parties.

The left and socialists for years ran third party candidates ( Trevors an independent not 3rd party BTW ) to no avail. So they conspired to infiltrate and take over the liberal laden democratic party ( moderates? ) in the 60's and President Obama is the fruit of their labor. All your political correct (BARF ) mantra's now come from within that party. Well if it worked for the democratic party, why not own all the turf ( like good socialists/communists/dictators like ) and infiltrate the RNC/GOP.
Every time you hear the PC speech echo from the RNC/GOP where people are now chosen by race or gender vs life experience or more, you are seeing the virus eat away at another group of patriots, until they do own all the turf and take away our sovereign status and make us drones of the state.

It's time to look outside the norm when conditions are as adverse for all as they are.

In the end, thats your choice and thats what make our nation great. Sadly, soon choice will only be available to the chosen few if we keep our political party allegiance blinders on.

God BLESSED America, lets hope He chooses to Bless her once again.

7:39 PM, January 27, 2010  
Blogger EagleII said...

For Trevor - from his site:
http://trevordrown.ning.com

My Promise to you:
1. I will continue to defend the Constitution of The United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. I will NOT support any thing presented that is unconstitutional; that adds to the deficit or increases deficit spending; with any amendments or attachments for special interest groups (earmarks); that directly or indirectly increases taxes on the American people; that includes government funding for abortions; that includes government funding for embryo stem cell work; that increases government control of guns or ammunition; to bailout failed businesses; that furthers government control of healthcare; that subjugates our constitution to international law; that increases the size of our government.

2. I oppose Washington’s reckless spending.

3. I oppose cap & trade.

4. I support our traditional values now and forever; I define marriage as between one man and one woman; I am for the preservation of human life.

5. I support and always will support "strong national defense" to protect & deter.

6. I support judges who strictly interpret our Constitution.

7. I support closed borders and respect for the laws of our nation. If you want to become part of our nation then one must use our lawful immigration process and be required to learn English.

8. I will be a loud voice for Arkansas veterans and those serving.

9. I will be a loud voice for our states business including agriculture.

10. I will be a loud voice for our individual rights including but not limited to the Second Amendment.
11. I believe our nation is sovereign, and I will fight to insure we remain sovereign.

12. I will work to abolish the "death tax" another scheme to take from those who have worked hard all their lives.

13. To vote by Secret Ballot has been one of our nations historical forms of procedure to insure all are free from intimidation. To do otherwise is a slap in the face of all American workers on their decision to join or not join a union. I will work hard to protect your right to vote by secret ballot.

14. I support Israel as a sovereign nation and believe Israel has an absolute right to defend herself.

15. I believe in regular Town Hall Meetings with my constituents.

16. I support those who have found it necessary to form Tea Party Protests nationally.

17. I support a full accounting of our PoW's and MIA's from all era's. I disagree with DUSTWUN and believe we should retain PoW/MIA as it represents not only the missing but their families who have fought so hard for information about their loved ones who are missing as well as a full accounting.


Trevor Drown for US Senate
PO Box 68
Russellville Arkansas 72801

7:51 PM, January 27, 2010  
Blogger Skip said...

The political hack once again shows why he is irrelevent. Snarky comments comparing Holt and Drown demonstrates you know neither man. There are many differences between them. I am sure in their own way both good men who really care. However, it is power and contril that scares you. Holt has walked a journey which the State GOP cannot control and has chosen to be his own man living his life in a way many consider a little unusual or extreme. Drown, can't stand the two party system and what they have done to the American people. The cannot get past their own petty differences to do what they should do, make a vetter life for us all. What Drown represents scares and worries you. Someone like him could change the way our country picks it leaders and governs. The logjam will be unstuch and that would be unsettling to a lot of political hacks. He also has an hugh following of the average man that has now become informed and angry. They have traded in their pitchforks and scythes for computers and cell phones and they are prepared to change the country. You on the otherhand Mark, are just happy to sit on the sidelines being a snark, which is one step above Tolbert who is a coward.

9:15 PM, January 27, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shaddaaap, you cultists!

11:00 PM, January 27, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Eagle II,

Holt is for all of that stuff. There is no difference between what Holt wants and Drown says he wants. The only difference is that Holt has been in the legislature, learned a lot of hard lessons, and put himself in a position where he can win. Another difference is that Holt has proven he won't change once in office, while Drown is not a proven quantity in that regard.

So again, you have a PROVEN quantity that is in a position to win who has painful experience in the job. Why go for an untested quantity that will be as green as grass (making rookie mistakes even if he means well) and who is more likely to split the vote and throw the election to Lincoln than he is to win?

I still can't see any reason for this shrill insistence that only Trevor Drown will stand up for those things you listed.

5:45 AM, January 28, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Now Skip that is the kind of bridge building I have come to expect from associates of Trevor Drown. The one time I met him he was a complete jerk who compared me to ACORN.

As for Holt, I managed his primary campaign in 06, so I know him warts and all. In 08 I worked for Ron Paul as a campaign spokesman. And I may yet get to work for a candidate in this election cycle, but it will be at the state rather than the federal level.

So is that your definition of "on the sidelines?" And if so, what exactly is it that you have done for the cause of liberty -besides spam blogs with ugly comments that alienate people?

5:51 AM, January 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There we go when all else fails we cry and say he called me names. I have no idea if that is true, but how sad Drown compared you to ACORN. And now we know what your problem is with Drown. Is that this century's NAZI or Klan. You must really be a piece of work then. By the way with all the love for Holt and since you are so experienced and you know them so well, why are you on the sidelines on this one? Could it be because Holt consideredyou part of the ACORN crowd? Comical. MAN UP! You are suppose to be a political hack, Karl Rowe will not ne pleased if you are so touchy.

6:45 AM, January 28, 2010  
Blogger EagleII said...

Mark said:
Now Skip that is the kind of bridge building I have come to expect from associates of Trevor Drown. The one time I met him he was a complete jerk who compared me to ACORN.
-----------------------------------
I see, you have a personal vendetta with Drown.

Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!
-- Sir Walter Scott

If the comment stays live ( as I see you own this blog ) I assume those with a mind will understand your animus.

If there was a wire that had been breached by the bad guts and I had a choice of walking with Trev or Holt or a former US Navy Officer, I'd walk with Trev. Not only has he got what it takes to do what needs to be done under the most stressful conditions one can imagine, I know where he'd be in a firefight.

If there are two candidates with the same qualifications ( that I doubt re: Holt ) then it's a matter of personal choice. You appear to have made yours already. So haven't I.

In poor vernacular, but to the point, let me stress an age old statement. Mark, "It ain't over till it's over".

On "Split The Vote".

I will restate what I stated earlier. The "Split The Vote" mantra is a lie being fostered to insure a two party system that adds to confusion rather than clarity about a candidate.

The "your splitting the vote" was created by the parties to insure their dominance and so they will not be forced to improve and accept the values of the people it is supposed to represent. Personally I think the nation would be better off with 2 more years of the socialist if it forces the Republicans to their knees and gets some testosterone back in the party. It will be stupid for the republicans to oppose conservative independents because they will be caucusing with the Republicans anyway. The difference is they won't be obligated to the party and they don't have to tie themselves to the party's corrupt and destructive behavior. Until we get passed the fear of "your splitting the vote" the republicans will always look at us as "sure votes" and treat the conservatives like a neglected spouse while they go out with the more attractive mistress. Adhering to the "your splitting the vote" mentality will keep conservatives marginalized for ever.

Never Forget - Never Forgotten
What Price Freedom
http://hanoipow.ning.com

7:06 AM, January 28, 2010  
Anonymous tophat said...

That's just priceless-- an anonymous coward telling Mark Moore to man up.

Losers.

9:27 AM, January 28, 2010  
Blogger EagleII said...

you said: That's just priceless-- an anonymous coward telling Mark Moore to man up.

Losers.

--------------------------------

LOL, is that all you folks have is disparaging comments?

You must think the people of Arkansas are retards and you folks are the final word on what will transpire.

9:35 AM, January 28, 2010  
Blogger EagleII said...

FYI: The Moderate (Infiltrator) Steele denounces Drown. To those who want to follow "The Party Line",
well that's what Obama's goal is as well, so wasn't it Mao's and Lenin, Castro and more..

Monthly Political View -August 20, 2009 – Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele’s instructions today to the State GOP about strategies on how deal with independent US Senate office seeker Trevor Drown have many local republicans unhappy. Steele, in Little Rock today, met with Doyle Webb and other members of party leadership. First item on the agenda: secure the US Senate seat held by democrat Blanche Lincoln. Polls show Lincoln, who is running for her third term has little to no support across all groups. Normally this would provide the GOP the ability to pick up a senate seat. But there are problems. The first is a major negative view across the state for republicans. The current 5 to 8 possible candidates include everyone from a ultra-conservative who has ties to former Governor Huckabee to a recently retired Army Colonel. In between a tea party boat builder, a FedEx driver/real estate investor and a few other odds and ends who are still deciding. Adding to their problems are continuous racist comments, and a lack of focus. There is also concern the state party is in the red, and may be in financial trouble with a net loss of $108,000 in the last 12 months

Another key player in this election will be the Green Party. The past three Federal elections, Greens have done something Republican’s have not done. Provide a candidate to run against the incumbent. This continues to be a problem statewide as republicans fail to recruit anyone at various state level and higher offices to run including taking on the very popular Governor Beebe. Failure to provide someone this time could result in the Republican Party downgraded to a minor party. This will result in the of an automatic position on the 2012 ballot without gathering from 2,000 to 10,000 signatures.

Speaking of signatures, according to inside sources present at the meeting, Michael Steele named former Green Beret Trevor Drown, the number one threat to the Republican Party. He has the looks, brains, leadership style and the support of the people in Arkansas. A grassroots movement, already underway has worried many GOP leaders since it is expected he will easily get the required 10,000 signatures by May 2010. When it was discovered members of party leadership had tried to recruit Drown and he turned him down, heads were shaking and many at the meeting heard Steele mumble that was “bad, very bad.” Things got a little heated when it was discovered once he had turned them down; members of the party attempted to discredit Drown. These two also hold statewide offices and combined their efforts with a local blogger to discredit Drown.

One staffer from the GOP D.C. office was heard to say, this is what is wrong with you people. You still think this is the 19th century. You need to ignore, him, never mention his name never acknowledge him. If you recognize his existence you elevate him to our level. The need to take him out will happen only if he gets the signatures next May.

There were a few moderate republicans unhappy with how the state party has handled the Drown affair. Targeting a veteran of the Global War on terror did not sit well with them. Internally, party support is already waning and infighting is increases daily due to the GOP’s silent nod of approval already given to Curtis Coleman.

9:57 AM, January 28, 2010  
Blogger EagleII said...

Missed part when I used copy/paste.
Arkansas Us Senate 2010 Analysis

This next election could be the start of a rising force in this country, the Independent. Arkansas will be one of the battleground states. When one looks at the numbers and realizes only 55,000 registered voters are democrats, 45,000 republicans and the remaining 1.6 million are registered as optional or independents, political strategists know it is time to worry. The political winds are changing in Arkansas. Consequently, we are predicting that Trevor Drown looks like the strongest contender at this point.

10:04 AM, January 28, 2010  
Blogger EagleII said...

I feel there is not much more I can contribute, and, despite the burrs that seem to be present on conversations, I hope what we have stated here was a contribution, be you pro or con.

I want to leave with a letter that just came in that states more than I could ever state. This letter was written by a house wife and resident of Arkansas, aqnd though it does not encompass all, it says quite a bit.

God Bless and Good Luck with your choices. My prayer is that your choice will be for the good of Arkansas and our nation vs opinion
that ens up fired by ego to prove ones "right".

-------------------------------


I've decided to stand up after a year of watching this country under the "leadership" of BHO. I get so overwhelmed by politics sometimes that I just want to stick my head BACK in the sand. As a 42 year old wife for 22 years, a mother of 3, and a "Gammy" to 2, I've just been otherwise preoccupied. However, that has all changed. I'll admit I'm slow to get in the game, but that sand is oh so warm and safe! It's scary and intimadating out here for me, little old sheltered me, BUT, I do belive every vote counts and that mine does matter. So with all that being said, where do I start? Well, I got my start with Glenn Beck. Long car trip, satellite radio and boom here I am. I consider myself a very compassionate and fair person. I pride myself in listening to both sides, and not passing judgments on people for the color of their skin, religion, or political affiliations. Thats how my mama raised me!

I've joined Smart Girl Politics (where I feel very inferior) I've attended tea parties, I am a fan of Heritage House, and of course FOX news. I found a link to TrevorDrown for senate on my Smart Girls page, and after reading about him, decided I liked what he stood for. I know that I would have loved to vote for Jon Paul this past election but was afraid to for fear of that old vote splitting. I'm not scared anymore. I'm sick of the democrats, I'm sick of the republicans, I'm kinda sick of the whole mess. I'm not good with "facades" and pretending I'm someone I'm not, so I could never go into politics....No offense intended Trevor, but I do know that I want someone in office that cares about the same things as me. OK THAT being said, I now have a page here on which I'm supposed to post. Wow? Can I do this? Well, we'll see if anyone reads this.

I'm going to Lowes this afternoon for some sign "building" equipment and some more ink for my printer. While I might not be able to donate much to his campaign, I can put signs in my community, make some flyers, and do a lot of emailing. I come from a mostly democratic family, but you'll be thankful to know they all live in Oklahoma, so we don't have to worry 'bout them. I've already been admonished by one aunt who "doesn't appreciate Anti-Obama emails." Hmmmmm. Ok then. Shes off the list.

I've posted Trevors link on my facebook status where it will stay, even if I have something non-political to say that day. People will surely get curious enough to check it out.

Gonna get my flyers made and put them all over town, and once I get my petition I will go door to door and start getting signatures. WOW? CAN I REALLY DO THIS? Yes, I CAN. I WANT CHANGE. And if I sit on my butt and do nothing at all, then I have no right to gripe when there is no change made. Or that change is one that takes away my freedoms and liberties.

So I guess the main message in this long ramble is this.....If I can do this, get actively involved in an election process, then ANYONE can do this.

Ok...I'm going to work the courage up and push that post button now.

10:30 AM, January 28, 2010  
Blogger EagleII said...

I thought I had left here but found an item worthy to report.

At 2:34 PM Jan. 28th, 2010 Mr. Lowell Thomas passed away.

From farm girl to a honeymoon that took her & Lowell around the world. From charity work with the poorest of poor to Kathmandu with Lowell & The Bushes, a legend in her own right and a part of our nations history. Marianna has gone home to be with her Lord.

1:10 PM, January 28, 2010  
Blogger EagleII said...

I hope to update this site with a Mrs. Thomas self-bio she did and sent before she passed.

http://mrs-lt.ning.com

It will be closed to membership and left online for historical purposes only.

1:13 PM, January 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can say is when I see That Green beret with that long hair and beard, my panties get moist and I want to scream Wolevrine!!!!!!!

3:30 PM, January 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark,

Please consider banning the Drownies.

Thank you.

5:44 PM, January 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drownies, Holties, Bakerettes, Coldmanskis's, Booze Buddies, Hendrenetts, Blanchetts, Coxatoos,
Nimrods, Buddyettes, Jethros, Flinstones, Hillbilly's Sounds like some great political grass roots movements.

Ok I see Tolbert smacked his Sugar daddy around a bit tonight. Good for you on calling Gilbert on the fence also. Did you have to get Daddy Doyles permission?

10:06 PM, January 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon,

You are supposed to not talk about Tolbert's failure to disclose his lack of objectivity. Thank you.

Ralph

10:10 PM, January 28, 2010  

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