John Kline is too liberal and big Government for the Ron Paulers.
From MN for Ron Paul State Director Marianne Stebbins… “No one from the Campaign asked Gerson to run, nor did he ask us if it was advisable. If he had asked, I would have asked him if he already had a million set aside for the campaign, as he would need twice that, and even then the odds of success wouldn’t be good.”
That was from the CD2 GOP Facebook page. Clearly the Ron Paul campaign doesn’t support Copngressman Kline since their Queen B’s response is to simply say, don’t run if you can’t beat him? Not, Kline has served the GOPO and his constituents well. Not GOP rah rah and team building, Paul building. Its their right, but also mine to point that out so people aren’t fooled by the sweet aroma of big tent and welcome them in. This isn’t about us, this is about them getting power.
(and no not all, but their leadership is and until they purge their wayward leaders like we did of Carey & Sutton, they all will suffer the stereotype deserved them by their Queen B.)
There was a hush hush the day of the CD2 Convention that Kline got booed. Hmmmmmm
Any money that Kline has to spend fighting off a challenge from the extreme right of the party. (OH yes, if the mantra is that establishment candidates are too moderate Big Government liberals you are going to be labelled as the extreme by the press and general public. And thankfully, you are now in charge of the party, so we’re all extremists now. )
The new CD2 is not a cakewalk for Kline. If things nationally go bad and the discontent towards Romney being fostered by Paulers continues and spreads to the swing voters and in turn down ticket to endorsed Republicans like Kline, Cravaak and Paulsen, it could tip the scales nationally to Obama and Democrats running for Congress, and that could place Kline and other Republican candidate for Congress and the Legislature at risk.
The Ron Paul campaign by way of the organizing of the Queen B brought the people waging war with in the party to us. It gave them the ability to do what they are doing. They can’t use them to win Delegates and endorsements, then disavow any knowledge or responsibility. They must own them and take responsibility for their actions. Whether as belligerent CD Officers or candidates. You brought them here, you empowered and trained them, you own them.