Here comes the Texas Armey to the rescue in NY-23!

Posted: October 21, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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In Texas apparently they know more about horses than in Georgia or NY since Dick Armey knows which horse to back:

Add North Texas’ Dick Armey to the list of conservative stars backing Hoffman. The former House Majority Leader has confirmed to the Hoffman campaign that he’ll spend Thursday with them, said Rob Ryan, a Hoffman spokesman. “He is with us almost all day Thursday,” Ryan told me. “There will be a bunch of different events.” Armey’s endorsement of Hoffman is personal and wasn’t offered on behalf of FreedomWorks, the conservative foundation he chairs.

Now what would I rather have, Dick Armey or Peter King.

Considering Dede’s performance today I’m sure Mr. King is feeling happy with himself as dump Dede elaborates:

Liberal Republican Dede Scozzafava, feeling the heat from the surge in the polls of Conservative Doug Hoffman, held a press conference this morning outside his Watertown headquarters to challenge him to a debate.

combining this with 5 press releases sent out in a single day by her campaign the entertainment values keeps going up.

Hoffman can only stand to gain from this and sharing the stage with him will only showcase just how liberal Scozzafava really is, especially if he holds her feet to the fire on her blatantly liberal record. Pass the popcorn.

Meanwhile in the real world Dick Armey and freedom works is holding an actual event:

FreedomWorks will be joining forces with the Central New York 9/12 Project for an event in Cicero, NY this Wednesday, Oct. 21st at 7:00pm. Our chairman Dick Armey has been invited to speak to grassroots activists there about the race for New York’s 23rd congressional district.

Details are here:

Hmmm Cicero, that reminds me of something I read today somewhere about someone weird.

With Rush also mentioning the race I suspect that the question is fast becoming not if people can bring Hoffman over the top but will republicans be wise enough to get ahead of the curve to support the winner.

And that doesn’t even count the Acorn connection.

Vote Hoffman

Update: Although the Armey of Texas is welcome it appears the real reason for the cards looking better is the infantry:

And what, you may ask, has turned the tide?

The grassroots. A week ago, Hoffman held a conference call during which he practically begged for national traction. According to Stacy, Hoffman had two messages: “We have her on the run” and “We need to raise money to get the message out.” Since then, Hoffman’s star has been steadily rising, the endorsements have come rolling in, the media outlets have been spinning like they’re reporting from a Tilt-A-Whirl, and his Republican opponent Dede Scozzafava has committed gaffe after asinine gaffe. It’s gotten so bad that National Review’s Jim Geraghty has called for the GOP to demand its money back and pull back completely from Scozzafava (via memeorandum). Indeed, the conservative flagship magazine has gone “all Hoffman, all the time”, according to a campaign source.

In Tip O’Neil’s autobiography he mentioned how Bobby Kennedy during Jack’s run in 1960 favored those who supported his brother before West Virginia as those who were there when they needed them. It seems clear that Dede is done done, how can we be sure? Maybe it’s just me but when you are trying to talk up a candidate you generally don’t say stuff like “she’s not the candidate he would have nominated.

Perhaps those who will be looking for the Grassroots support in 2012 might want to get in front while they can still take some credit?

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