Wednesday, October 19, 2005

From the Mailbox

Intense.

12 Comments:

At 10/19/2005 10:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering what false quote Carmin is using against Chris. Would it happen to be the now infamous cut-off of his quote the the Blade reporter? If so, Caputo has reached a new low.

 
At 10/19/2005 10:09:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Yes.

I don't know how much "Anyone who knows Chris and Katherine Craddock knows Chris would never say such a thing" goes with the voters.

It's not concrete.

-But Yes, I don't believe Chris would say it.

 
At 10/19/2005 10:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems as though he um...did

 
At 10/19/2005 11:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You believe the quote as printed in the Blade or Craddock's version. It seems Craddock is publicly disputing the Blade's version if that's what Caputo is asserting. Are you saying Chris is lying?

 
At 10/20/2005 12:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You bet. I'd deny it to if I was stupid enough to say those words in the same sentence. He got what was coming.

 
At 10/20/2005 01:19:00 AM, Blogger too conservative said...

Chris isn't lying.

If a reporter came to my church, and began barking questions at me, I don't think I'd be too happy.

It was nice of Chris to even take the interview, but then to be misquoted is disturbing.

 
At 10/20/2005 10:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right, like the ultra Liberal Washington Blade is capable of objectively interviewing a conservative Christian youth pastor.

Chris was foolish to do the interview, but the Blade does not have a strong rep. when it comes to objectively covering anything!

 
At 10/20/2005 10:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So this underscores my first point. If Caputo is using quotes from the Blade against Craddock, he must be VERY desperate.

 
At 10/20/2005 12:54:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Desperate yes.

Liars yes.

Winners no.

 
At 10/20/2005 02:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Craddock is down in his own poll. Any truth to this?

 
At 10/20/2005 10:23:00 PM, Anonymous NOVA Scout said...

This is a very Republican district. Craddock shouldn't be having any trouble, but apparently he is. I just hate it when Republicans cut it close in areas where they should have a strong advantage.

 
At 10/21/2005 12:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOVA Scout in all honesty, I hope Craddock wins. I am a conservative and on the issues Craddock is right-on.

Caputo is running a stealth campaign, but enough of his liberalism has slipped through that it's pretty obvious that he does not represent the bulk of the 67th. It's also clear that Chris has made some mistakes. I'm speaking specifically of the traffic tickets. To me the question would come down to, do I trust him? Here I think he has pretty much proven himself to be a passionate conservative who would work to promote that in policy. While he has his faults, I think he has the character to learn from his mistakes and has a positive approach with people (note his response to the campaign mgr thing).

So the question for voters in the 67th will be would you rather have a relatively inexperienced conservative who might make some mistakes along the way or a very experienced liberal who will be working against the majority party on every issue for the next two years. Given who the surrounding districts have been sending to the GA recently (Black, Cuccinelli, Hugo, and Obrien) all strong conservatives, I suspect they will in the end back Craddock.

This is really a good example of why it is difficult to unseat an incumbant from within the party who has become unpopular. No truly experienced Republican was willing to come out publicly against Reese and risk his political wrath if that challenger were to lose. So you get a young energetic and inexperienced candidate who happens to pull off a victory. Like I said, I like Chris, support him, and I hope he wins, but if he doesn't we will at least be free of Reese who was not a party man as proven by his recent actions if not before, and Caputo will likely not be able to do much damage for two years until we can get a more experienced candidate to take him out next time, when his record would most cetainly have made him as unpopular as Reese if not more. I personally would rather see Craddock get the chance to learn on the job, but if the result is the opposite, it still works to the advantage of conservatives in the long run.

 

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