If you’ve been following the discussion, here, at TheReaganWing, you know we’ve been critical of the spokesperson for the Rossi Campaign, Chris Widener, for his, um, less-than-accurate remarks. Basking in the visibility of being the first high-profile Senate drop-out, Widener has, literally, kicked off the Rossi Campaign with catty, to reprehensible remarks savaging all the republican U.S. Senate candidates (except Dino, of course, who—as Chris reminds us—isn’t a candidate). And, in the course of the campaign kickoff for his close personal friend (the man who got him involved in politics, his guiding light, the Jennifer Dunn to his Reichert), Chris let us know that he intended to continue with “articles to follow” explaining how Dino is “The One” and why anyone who isn’t Dino and continues, after the coming Anointing, to run for the Senate is “naive, arrogant, or both.”
Virtually his only selling point for Rossi is such a classic, GOP Pragmatic/Left, ploy, I wrote an article about it two years ago: The “ANOINTING” (Presumptive Nominee Scheme). On the other hand…
Where was Chris Widener right?
(I just had to ask it. For one thing, since, following this discussion, we will probably not have another opportunity to put the words “right” and “Widener” in the same sentence).
His principle objection to Didier (aside from the fact that Clint looks to be the biggest obstacle for his candidate, Rossi), the basis of his attack, is also a shop-worn addage, one the GOP Left has been dragging out to oppose real conservatives at least since the emergence of Ronald Reagan on the national stage after his 1964 speech for Goldwater at the National Convention:
Didier will “scare” people.
And after hearing Clint address an audience, last night, I’m convinced Widener was half right.
Only half? Yes.
You see, Chris said Didier would scare “voters.” But Clint Didier is going to scare politicians. I’m betting more than one of them will lose bladder control. One of the first, clearly, was Widener.
My guess is that he scared Widener out of the race and it is, further, my guess it was fear of Didier that prompted Rossi to dispatch his old friend (despite his denials) to begin the Rossi Anointing before the announcement.
I had already come to my conclusions about Clint being a real Reagan Conservative (as is also true with (alphabetically) Benton, Coday, Salazaar, and Williams) because I was privileged enough to have had the opportunity to vet him personally, in direct conversation, in February. Before that time I didn’t know much beyond his football career. (I was skeptical at Didier’s announcement, to say the least, particularly when I heard he was flashing his Superbowl rings around.) But until last night I had never heard him “speak” in the campaign sense.
Bob Williams was a machine gun in 1988.
Susan Hutchison was a violin in 2005.
Art Coday is a grand piano.
But Clint Didier is heavy artillery…and it is the corrupt, self-serving politicians of BOTH parties that are in his sights. No wonder Widener and Rossi find him scary.
As I said in my post about Didier’s football career, great oratory or fame or success in another arena of life is not enough to weigh a candidate. And you need to take the most important things into account first.
Wait until you hear him speak.