Today (Sunday) Pat Toomey, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in
Senate: Elect Pat Toomey U.S.Sunday, October 17, 2010 Tribune Review PittsburghThe contrast between the philosophies of Pat Toomey and Joe Sestak could not be more stark. And in this election, that contrast is the voters' best friend.
Mr. Toomey is the former
congressman who nearly dethroned Republicrat Arlen Specter in the 2004 GOP U.S. Senate primary. Mr. Specter self-destructed this election cycle when he placed political expediency above party and, as a Democrat, had his hat handed to him by Mr. Sestak, the congressman representing the 6th District. Pennsylvania
Toomey, who went on to serve as president of the Club for Growth, is a conservative's conservative. Sestak, a retired Navy admiral, is a liberal's liberal. And while we have great personal respect for Sestak, a good and decent man, and stipulate that his military expertise would be an asset in the Senate, the nation no longer can abide his kind of failed liberal public policy prescriptions.
Pat Toomey is another good and decent man. No, there's not much "flash" but Toomey is no shrinking violet. He understands fundamental economics and government's role in facilitating economic growth. His scholarship and demeanor will serve Pennsylvanians well in the U.S. Senate.
The Arlen Specter era is over, thank goodness. And thank goodness there's someone with Pat Toomey's bona fides to replace him.
The same things can be said about Christine O’Donnell, Joe Miller, Mario Rubio, Rand Paul, Sharron Angle and a host of other new breed conservative Republicans. They each need and deserve the vote of fellow conservatives and others who believe that under the Soetoro/Obama- Pelosi-Reid led government the country has dramically weakened and lost its bearings economically, socially, morally, and militarily.
REMEMBER to vote now or IN NOVEMBER. Fire Congress!