Consumed by fear, career politicians circle the wagons for one of their own
“I had hoped to stay out of the Republican senate primary,” proclaims a striving-to-sound-earnest, weary looking Jon Kyl in his most recent ad supporting Jeff Flake. To demonstrate his sincerity, he has doffed his tie and shakes his head in disbelief as he struggles to convey the gravity involved in getting his hand-picked successor elected to fill the senate vacancy created by his retirement. “Jeff Flake is my choice,” declares a somber Kyl.
Given that the DC duo of Kyl and his seatmate John McCain did an in-tandem endorsement of Flake nearly three weeks ago, Kyl’s phony statement that he had hoped to stay out of the Republican primary rings as hollow as his pledge to secure the border during his own last election. Immediately after returning to Washington, he joined McCain for another round of what they cunningly termed “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” It was nothing short of a euphemism for amnesty. Taking their endorsements is a calculated risk for Flake, since GOP primary voters tend to be more conservative and are no longer drinking the establishment Kool Aid.
Kyl and McCain’s career dishonesty melds well with that of their six-term underling Jeff Flake. He’s the one who pledged to limit himself to no more than three consecutive terms. When confronted about it, Flake laughingly declared, “I lied.” Kyl became known for saying “This is not intended to be a factual statement,” when called out following a data-filled declaration. And John McCain? It’s noteworthy when he speaks intelligently.
In addition to bringing out the establishment honchos in support of his senate candidacy, Flake has been the beneficiary of vicious high-dollar establishment independent expenditure commercials and mailers against Cardon. The fear factor has grown in what was previously considered to be a cakewalk for Flake.
Arizona voters realize it’s time for a change from the status quo. Businessman Wil Cardon is a job creator. A fifth-generation Arizonan, Wil Cardon is a consistent and reliable conservative. Check out his stance on the issues. There’s a reason why conservative Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is a strong supporter of Wil Cardon’s. He’s served in the House with Flake and knows him well enough to support his conservative opponent.
Tracy Thomas, former Chairman of the Goldwater Institute, for whom Jeff Flake worked as the group’s executive director, has issued this strong endorsement of Wil Cardon in Arizona‘s U.S. Senate race. Take time to read Thomas’ “3 Reasons to Support Wil Cardon.” Thomas is another leader who is knowledgeable enough about Jeff Flake to strongly endorse Cardon.
Since July 2008, Seeing Red AZ has devoted an entire category exposing Jeff Flake for a reason. Scroll through the numerous pages. We urge you to acquaint yourself with who this man really is. U.S. Senate terms are 6-years long. And once entrenched, it is virtually impossible to remove these career political hacks. Promises are easily made and quickly forgotten. It’s time for Arizona conservatives to reclaim this senate seat.
Vote for Wil Cardon.