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Folks, you all know me. You know that my philosophy in guiding RedState has always been “conservative in the primary, Republican in the general.”
Well, today I’m jumping ship.
There’s a Libertarian down in Texas that I think we all should support. The Republicans down in TX-22 were, I guess, so shell shocked from losing Tom DeLay, that they found the person with the hardest name to spell and put her up as a write in candidate. She’s polling behind the Libertarian.
Friends, it’s time to help the Libertarian.
Besides, it’d be cool to have someone named “Smither” in Congress. We could all go around talking like Mr. Burns.
Later that morning Mr. Erickson published a second post praising Smither.
GOPProgress.comand appears to have endorsed Smither as well:
RedState’s Smither endorsement is somewhat of a surprise but is welcome news to Libertarians and libertarian-leaning Republicans. As cited in the post, Smither has publicly voiced support for a Republican Speaker of the House and would caucus with Republicans. Additionally, he has a better chance of winning than a “write-in candidate with a hard to write-in name,” a reference to the GOP’s write-in campaign for Shelley Sekula-Gibbs.
For those unfamiliar with Smither, I direct you here.
Republicans should certainly feel comfortable voting for Smither- a fiscal conservative, supporter of individual liberties including gun rights, and a strong federalist. In the linked questionnaire, he calls himself an “alternative for the rest of us,” saying that changing the path of the country, which as caused people to look to Washington for answers, as his number one priority.
These endorsements are in addition to those already made by: