As folks vote tomorrow in the 11th district primary, I want to reiterate my support for Ken Vaughn, a candidate who believes in true liberty. In encourage you to check out his final message posted on his campaign website.
Allow me again to explain my support for Ken in this race. In short, desperate times call for desperate measures and Vaughn seems to understand this more than Chris Perkins. Perkins is an honorable man who served his country, but as a politician I believe Perkins is unimaginative and vanilla, willing to go along and get along. He's a product of his surroundings . . . mentored by men like Jim Jeffords, hardly staunch conservatives who understand the magnitude of the problems we are in. The fact is, Perkins's a product of insider, establishment Republican politics. If elected to Congress he would be a face in the crowd, hardly fighting to change a system he's a product of.
Ken Vaughn offers a much clearer understand of the problem because he's never been apart of the problem. He gets that to solve this debt crisis we are in, we cannot make budget cuts simply partisan where our stuff is off the table and only the Democrats are. We cannot solve this problem just by eliminating the Department of Education. There is a big difference national security spending and defense spending. For Perkins to attack Vaughn is not only shameful, but an admission that Perkins isn't serious about solving this problem. To win this fight against spending and debt, the governmnet must be willing to sacrifice just like regular folks do, who put everything on the table.
I think that Vaughn's independence from Bushian Republican orthodoxy will ultimately help him in this race. Perkins believes that if you run as a moderate you can win, but this is now a Democratic district, Democrats who doesn't have to "settle" for a moderate Republican when they have a straight-out Democrat. We need someone who thinks outside the box, is willing to bring up tough issues and actually take a stand on them, like defense spending. We need someone to offer a different presentation to this district of what a Republican is. Bland and cookie-cutter will not get it done. That's not to say that I think Connolly can be defeated, but I'd rather go with someone with their own ideas rather than ones fed to them by consultants.
Ken Vaughn for Congress.