Sunday, June 1, 2008

Video: Bob Schaffer Accepts GOP Nomination for U.S. Senate

Compliments of El Presidente at Slapstick Politics, here is the full video of Bob Schaffer's acceptance speech at the Colorado State Republican Convention on May 31, 2008, at the Broomfield Events Center, in two parts:

The conclusion of the speech: "We will fight as hard as we know to reach beyond the Republican Party, but to reach those unaffiliated voters, even Democrats, who believe even today that lower taxes are better than higher taxes, less regulation is better than high regulation, freedom is better than bondage, liberty is better than bureaucracy, winning on the battlefield is better than losing. If you believe like me, let's go and fight and win, and let's win Colorado...."

As one convention attendee told a Denver Post reporter:
But it was the economy that was weighing on the mind of Kelly Brady, whose 8-month-old daughter Reagan was named after the former Republican president. After chatting briefly with Schaffer following his speech, Brady said she had confidence that Schaffer's promise to work to cut spending would help him win.

"Spending has been out of control, and we need someone to fix it," Brady said.
Bob Schaffer clearly is the best bet in the Colorado election to fix out-of-control Washington spending.


DenverNug said...

I agree that Bob Schaffer being nominated to fill the seat Allard is vacating is great news. Colorado just does not need another liberal Senator like Ken Salazar. We need to get back to our red roots and not elect a union living liberal, like Mark Udall! His election would have a devastating impact on individual workers in the state. Udall supports EFCA, which is the Employee Free Choice Act, which would allow unions to effectively replace all private-ballot voting with a high-pressure, signature-collection method!!!

Ben DeGrow said...

Good points. We've written about Mark Udall's support (in fact, co-sponsorship) of EFCA. For example: