October 19, 2010

Who to vote for in NC4

So, I don't normally do candidate endorsements... it simply isn't my thing. I prefer to talk policy and news and issues, and know readers will make their choice based upon who they think is best in their districts.

That noted, I feel rather strongly about defeating a couple of North Carolina's entrenched liberal incumbents, starting with David Price here in NC-4.

Price is my Congressman, and while he acts on stage like a North Carolinian, he votes to the left of my deranged former congressman in New York, Maurice Hinchey. After being in Congress 22 years, it is fair to say Price isn't a North Carolinian. He's a beltway insider, that slathers the folks back home in pork so that they keep electing him. I have to admit that strategy has been successful until now. But now the cost of all that largess is coming home.

The simple fact of the matter is that while Price has brought home research dollars for the universities in his district, he is one of the power-hungry progressives in Congress that has driven up the federal deficit and made it far more difficult for businesses to operate, even here in RTP.

Unless you are a university researcher and intend to stay on campus your entire career, David Price is a threat to your livelihood.

His opponent BJ Lawson is cut from an entirely different cloth. Lawson has never held public office, but instead left his medical residency to become a successful businessman after identifying a market for medical software. Having run a successful business and running headlong into the morass of innovation-stifling regulation Democrats have thrust upon the healthcare industry, Lawson is in an excellent position to provide the insights we need on Capitol Hill when we overturn Obamacare and develop health care legislation that lifts up all Americans, instead of dragging us all down to a minimal level of care.

On healthcare and healthcare alone Lawson deserves your vote, but Lawson also respects the Founders' intent for a small federal government.

Price has failed miserably in debates with Lawson, and has actually beaten himself quite convincingly.

David Price can't make a reasonable argument to extend his mediocre tenure in Washington, even to himself.

It's time we send the better man to Washington. BJ Lawson deserves your vote in NC-4.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 19, 2010 09:03 AM

David Price has never been a "North Carolinian" in the sense you mean it. He came from a tenured position in the Political Science Department at Duke University and has always voted left of left. We'll be well rid of him.

Posted by: kahr40 at October 19, 2010 09:54 AM

Lawson has my vote.
"Washington is all smoke and mirrors, so send an expert like me." isn't going to work for Price.

Posted by: Shiggy at October 19, 2010 01:02 PM

Unfortunately, Price is my congressman as well and I cannot wait to vote for Lawson. His message is resonating with younger people. My oldest son, a high school senior, and a lot of his friends are volunteering their time to work on Lawson’s campaign. Let’s add Price to the unemployment rolls.

Tarheel Repub Out!

Posted by: Tarheel Repub at October 19, 2010 01:25 PM

Lawson gets my Vote as well. I find it refreshing to finally have someone to vote FOR instead of AGAINST as I've always been forced to.

Posted by: jayne cobb at October 20, 2010 10:32 AM

BJ Lawson is endorsed by both The Independence Caucus and the Republican Liberty Caucus...both who have a vetting process and are run by regular citizens

Posted by: Mark at October 20, 2010 09:35 PM

We have great Independence Caucus endorsed candidates like BJ Lawson running across the country. Let's return some sanity to Washington.

Posted by: Tom at October 21, 2010 12:03 AM

I do believe you're quite right here. Another career politian and that's never a good thing.
B J Lawson is a breath of fresh air and he has been endorsed by I Caucus, which for me just says he's willing to answer questions before he's elected to give us an idea of his stands, etc. Let's hope the people of NC 4 are ready for a change, vote BJ Lawson.

Posted by: BrattyPatriot at October 21, 2010 08:01 AM

BJ Lawson is a great candidate and will make a super Congressman. iCaucus only endorses canddates who are on the record as supporting the Constitutional principles on which the country was founded.

Posted by: Jim W. at October 21, 2010 11:40 AM

BJ Lawson is the one we need in Washington. Being Independence Caucus endorsed tells me he is for smaller, fiscally responsible government that adheres to our Constitution.

Posted by: Annie Oakley at October 22, 2010 11:18 PM