This is exactly why people are disillusioned by the Republican and Democratic Party’s. Here is an article regarding the Crank / Rayburn campaigns and I ask; how does this help politics and the voters?
It is basically an argument about a deal that was made between campaigns about deciding who would stay in the primary race based on a poll. Now we have polls deciding the party candidate you can choose? This is exactly why I left the party. Most of the primary is spent arguing who is the better candidate for the party rather than who the better candidate is for the electorate.
I understand they want to make it a two way fight against Lamborn but I would rather have them explaining why they are the best candidate for Colorado District 5. They are both good men with good intentions caught in an ugly process. I appreciate their passion for wanting to serve the community, but this entire primary process has gotten out of hand.
Who has lived here longer is silly to be arguing about. I think we should have a more robust general election campaign with more choices for the voters. The sad thing is that no matter what happens between these two, party members will more than likely vote for the incumbent because of has “insider” status now. Groups like Club for Growth will support him because they know him and he is a good follower, but he is not going to be a congressman that will ever make changes that are needed for the future of this country. He will be a guaranteed conservative vote but will he be a passionate leader for the conservative movement? There is a difference.
There are so many people that would make a better representative than Doug Lamborn including Crank, Rayburn, and myself. I challenge others to get into the race as a write-in to generate lively debate about the direction of this nation and the fundamental flaws of the current party politics.
I urge these two good men to abandon the party and offer themselves up to the electorate free from the shackles of the party. It would be good for everyone involved. Just a thought…