In the special election campaign for the US Senate seat vacated by Thad Cochran, the main issue is straight forward: Do you want the same kind of politician we keep sending to Washington that promises us the moon and yet brings back more spending, debt, and taxes? Or do you want a true conservative reformer pledged to a new direction?
The choice for Republicans is simple: A candidate of the “good ole boy” network of special interests or a true man of the people.
If you like the Barbour/Establishment way, which is what we’ve been getting for decades, then your candidate is Cindy Hyde-Smith, the handpicked candidate of Governor Phil Bryant, with the tacit approval of Mitch McConnell.
But if you believe that things are very wrong in this country, that we need new leadership and fresh ideas in Washington, that we need to send a fighter to the US Senate, then your obvious candidate is Chris McDaniel.
McDaniel is a man of the people, not the special interests. Why can I say this? Because the Establishment, the powers-that-be, the US Chamber of Commerce, the party leadership, they all hate his guts and seek to destroy him. That should tell you a lot.
But McDaniel is a man of the people because he is one of us. He is most comfortable out among the people. Despite the negative opinions of those who don’t know him well, McDaniel is the one who hosts town hall meetings, public speeches and events, and seeks to debate his opponents in front of the voters of Mississippi. His opponents, however, take the opposite tract.
You will not find a more open and available candidate anywhere in Mississippi. McDaniel’s Facebook page, which has over 203,000 followers, is open for comment. Many national politicians do not have nearly that kind of following. His Facebook messenger is also open to anyone to contact him. Furthermore, he now has a phone number where anyone can contact him via text message to ask any question one desires to ask. Please point out another officeholder who is as open to the public.
Furthermore, he recently released a list of some of his policy goals, which he said was only a good first step, then the real work of reform would begin.
(1) Term Limits.
(2) Balanced Budget Amendment.
(3) Repeal Obamacare — Every. Single. Word.
(4) Reform The Federal Judiciary. Too much abuse.
(5) Abolish the Federal Department of Education.
(6) Audit the Fed. Then work on ending NSA abuse!
(7) Build the wall.
(8) Stop DACA.
(9) Defund Sanctuary Cities.
(10) Defund Planned Parenthood.
The people of Jones County, those who know Chris McDaniel best, have sent him to Jackson for three terms in the state senate. In his most recent election, in 2015, a year after he was viciously smeared by the Barbour-Cochran machine, he still won 87 percent of the vote.
Mississippians can do themselves a big favor by electing to the US Senate a man who will not only fight for Mississippi values and will do exactly what he has pledged to do, but will serve all of Mississippi, just as he has Jones County, as the “People’s Senator.”