If the pop culture obsessed soundbite media wasn’t following the November 3rd special election in New York’s 23rd congressional district they will be now that Sarah Palin has endorsed Doug Hoffman:
The people of the 23rd Congressional District of New York are ready to shake things up, and Doug Hoffman is coming on strong as Election Day approaches! He needs our help now.
The votes of every member of Congress affect every American, so it’s important for all of us to pay attention to this important Congressional campaign in upstate New York. I am very pleased to announce my support for Doug Hoffman in his fight to be the next Representative from New York’s 23rd Congressional district. It’s my honor to endorse Doug and to do what I can to help him win, including having my political action committee, SarahPAC, donate to his campaign the maximum contribution allowed by law.
Our nation is at a crossroads, and this is once again a “time for choosing.”
The federal government borrows, spends, and prints too much money, while our national debt hits a record high. Government is growing while the private sector is shrinking, and unemployment is on the rise. Doug Hoffman is committed to ending the reckless spending in Washington, D.C. and the massive increase in the size and scope of the federal government. He is also fully committed to supporting our men and women in uniform as they seek to honorably complete their missions overseas.
And best of all, Doug Hoffman has not been anointed by any political machine.
Doug Hoffman stands for the principles that all Republicans should share: smaller government, lower taxes, strong national defense, and a commitment to individual liberty. Read the rest…
My quick and dirty analysis: There’s no downside for Palin here, no one expects Hoffman to win so if he gets beat Palin isn’t going to get the blame. On the other hand if Hoffman wins the upside is huge… it’ll be the shot heard around the world that shakes up the party establishment and forces them to take Palin and grassroots activist seriously.
As an aside, Hoffman’s campaign has raised $210,000 in the past seven days… That’s before Palin’s endorsement last night.
You can donate here.
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