Friday, July 22, 2011

Ed Martin v Ann Wagner - My Take

Call me when the primary is over.


  1. C'mon, don't be a pansy Adam. Martin is a tool. I'm a conservative saying this. I voted third party last election and I'm glad to be counted as one who kept him out of office. I will be happy to support Wagner this time around.

  2. If you voted 3rd party you voted for the dumbocrat Russ Carnahan.

  3. Dan Riehl believes Ann Wagner bests Ed Martin in the race for Missouri’s 2nd District. In his article he wrote, “He [Ed] threw his name in the US Senate race. In time, Ed Martin realized he was no match for Sarah Steelman’s lackluster campaign.” Dan failed to mention that Ed dropped out after Todd Akin entered the race for the Senate seat and Ed supports Todd. Dan also failed to mention that Ed ran against Russ Carnahan in the 2010 election when no establishment Republican wanted to do so and he came up a little short of votes to win on election night.

    Dan wrote that he noticed a call by Martin for both he and Wagner to pledge allegiance to Reagan’s so-called 11th Commandment – thou shalt speak no ill of a fellow Republican, claiming it comes off as weak. Maybe it was because there were rumors that the GOP establishment was going to go negative in the campaign and I mentioned it to Ed not to go negative because the objective is to keep the Statists from gaining anymore power. Ultimately, it is about the future of this country.

    Ann Wagner is a formidable candidate and it's going to be a tough race, but Dan emphasizes the fundraising. Money does help win elections, however with the new medium out there like Face book, You Tube and the Internet, candidates are able to get their message out with less money not to mention the volunteers.

    Dan was also concerned that Ed does not currently live in the newly formed 2nd District. Ed ran for the 3rd Congressional District in 2010 against Russ Carnahan and now the 2nd District is in part of what was the 3rd district. Therefore he would need to move into the District after he won the election and should be a mute point. As for the emails it was addressed in the last campaign and should also be a mute point.

    The new 2nd District supposedly favors a Republican Candidate, which leads me to ask an important question, why should a candidate run for office? Should they run only if they are in a secure district, hoping for an easy victory or should they run because the opposing party's policies and rhetoric are detrimental to this country? The establishment GOP did not run against the Incumbent Russ Carnahan. Why? Why did they not challenge Russ Carnahan or Dick Gephardt in the past? Was it because they never wanted to challenge the Democrats and the Status quo? Was it because it would have been a tough election? Was it because that was Dick Gephardt's District, and the Democrat/Statists owned and were entitled to that fiefdom. (Remember, Gary Gill had Gephardt on the ropes in 1994, until Newt Gingrich came out in support of Gephardt.) So why didn’t Ann Wagner challenge Russ Carnahan or Dick Gephardt in prior elections? Ed Martin with a Conservative message did run against Russ Carnahan, because the Democrat/Statist’s policies and rhetoric are detrimental to this country. Thus Ed deserves our support. BTW I have nothing against Ann Wagner and my goal is to keep Russ Carnahan or any other Statist from winning that seat.

    Greg Zotta


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