Friday, 20 January 2012 00:00

Imperfect Presidential Candidates

All four are flawed candidates. (If you agree with "your guy" 100% of the time, you'd better check up. Reagan aptly pointed out that if you agreed with someone 75% of the time, you'd found a good friend)

I think we would all like to see the perfect candidate rise up and run, but the current societal climate illustrates why the "perfect" candidate has better things to do than subject themselves to this process.

To that end, we are left with less than perfect choices. Given this scenario, how should we best move forward? May I postulate the following:

While campaign rhetoric would suggest this one or that one is no better than Obama, a realistic assessment would show that all of the current Republican field would support the basic Republican platform far better than Obama. When problem solving, the priority is generally first to stop moving in the wrong direction, then start to swing around toward the right direction. If true, then any of the current candidates would, at the very least, be a step in the right direction.

So then, do we take a step in the right direction even if it's not with our preferred candidate, or is it better to continue spiraling in the wrong direction because we have the moral high ground to blame it on the Democrats and we'll just wait until the perfect candidate comes along?
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Friday, 23 March 2012 00:00

Cutlip Wins HUGE in Wake Co. Straw Poll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 22, 2012

CUTLIP WINS WAKE COUNTY STRAW POLL
IN HOUSE DISTRICT 35 BY HUGE MARGIN

Cutlip takes in nearly 75% of the vote!

 

Wendell, North Carolina – Duane Cutlip, Republican candidate for the newly drawn North Carolina State House District 35, won the largest straw poll to be held in Wake County among Republicans. There were several hundred Wake County delegates, activists, and observers in attendance to hear Herman Cain speak and participate in the straw poll. The margin of victory was almost 75% for Cutlip, with the remaining 25% going to Wake Forest resident Chris Malone.

The local Republican Convention features delegates from every precinct across Wake County who gather to organize, take care of county-level Republican business, and select delegates to move on to the state convention.

 "I am humbled to have the support of my peers”, said Cutlip, who has been active in grassroots Wake County politics for much of the last decade. Cutlip continued, "The overwhelming margin of victory is quite an honor and I am pleased to have their confidence behind my bid to represent House District 35".

This is the second straw poll conducted in Wake County that has included the contest in House District 35. Cutlip won the Moccasin Creek Minutemen straw poll in February with almost 94% of the vote with Malone taking the remaining 6%. While the GOP poll included voters from all over Wake County, ehe Moccasin Creek Minutemen poll primarily featured voters from eastern Wake County in the area of House District 35.

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Duane Cutlip, a Rolesville area family man, has worked with finances in several small businesses across North Carolina. He was the Republican nominee for North Carolina State House district 39 in 2008 and 2010. Duane’s campaign is rooted from his personal experience in that small businesses are the engine of our economy. Visit www.DuaneCutlip.com.


The Duane Cutlip Steering Committee

Claude Pope, Jr.
Former Chairman
Wake County Republican Party

Marilyn Avila
Representative, NC House Dist. 40

Russell Killen
Mayor of Knightdale

Frank Eagles
Mayor of Rolesville

Gene Schulze
Mayor Pro Tempore of Apex

Ron & Fannie Stell
Wingtip Farms

Tommy Massey
Wakefield Nursery & Landscaping

Paul Fitts

Paul Terrell, III

Phil Matthews
Wake County Commissioner

Deborah Prickett
Wake Co. School Board Member

Dustin Tripp
Knightdale Town Councilman

Bryan Hicks
Rolesville Town Manager

Christie Adams
Wendell Town Commissioner

Phil Jeffreys
Former Wake County Commissioner

Vinnie DeBenedetto
Former Holly Springs Town Councilman

John Lewis

Larry Schug

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 00:00

Straw Poll

Why Duane?


Because of What He Believes
• God. Family. Government. In that order. Our Government has it backwards. Let’s get it right and reign in government together!
• Small Business is the engine of our economy. Let’s lower taxes, eliminate punitive regulation, and end corporate welfare to attract new business and let our job creators do what they do best!
• Life and Liberty are precious. Without them, we can’t pursue happiness. Let’s protect the unborn, get government out of our lives, and restore personal responsibility.
• Let parents choose their children’s schools, let people choose their own healthcare, and let illegal immigrants choose to go home as we stop the government dole for lawbreakers.

Because of What He Has Done
• Democrats spent $500,000 over two elections to keep Duane out of a seat where they held over 50% of the registered voters!
• Duane walked neighborhoods and talked to over 20,000 voters at their doorstep or at local restaurants and events, garnering 1/3 of his votes from Democrats and Unaffiliateds!
• Duane has worked in the grassroots for candidates at every level. He has made calls, knocked on doors, and worked polls to help get Republicans elected across Wake County.
• Duane has served as a Precinct Chairman, District Chairman, and Vice-Chairman for our County Party.

Because of Who is Supporting Him
• Duane is Proudly Endorsed By:

Claude Pope, Jr.
Former Chairman
Wake County Republican Party

Marilyn Avila
Representative, NC House Dist. 40

Russell Killen
Mayor of Knightdale

Frank Eagles
Mayor of Rolesville

Gene Schulze
Mayor Pro Tempore of Apex

Ron & Fannie Stell
Wingtip Farms

Tommy Massey
Wakefield Nursery & Landscaping

Paul Fitts

Paul Terrell, III

Phil Matthews
Wake County Commissioner

Dustin Tripp
Knightdale Town Councilman

Bryan Hicks
Rolesville Town Manager

Christie Adams
Wendell Town Commissioner

Phil Jeffreys
Former Wake County Commissioner

Vinnie DeBenedetto
Former Holly Springs Town Councilman

John Lewis

Larry Schug

 

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