I have always been of the opinion that a candidate that has lost once…

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I have always been of the opinion that a candidate that has lost once...

…is actu­ally a bet­ter can­di­date because they have the expe­ri­ence of los­ing. Fail­ure tends to be a rough but solid teacher, but you need to have a stu­dent will­ing to learn from those lessons.

If Martha Coak­ley was the type, she could learn from her loss and come back stronger. I don’t know if she is the type but we will see.

Which brings us to Doug Hoff­man.

Con­ser­v­a­tives owe Doug Hoff­man a real debt. If Dede Scoz­zafava had won she would not only been a vote for Oba­macare, she would have been on every TV show and every net­work por­trayed as the “Repub­li­can”. She would have been jammed down our throats as the “bipar­ti­san” repub­li­can ideal and proof that repub­li­cans had to aban­don conservatism.

If we had Scoz­zafava, we would not have had Scott Brown, Period! The only rea­son why we don’t have Scoz­zafava is because of Doug Hoff­man. I met Doug briefly at CPAC and shook his hand thank­ing him. We owe him big.

All that being said he made some errors. At the debate he seemed weak on local issues, he con­ceded too quickly and then unconseded and then reacted poorly when the loss held up.

These were all errors but are not fatal errors. With time and expe­ri­ence under his belt he has been busy, not only keep­ing up his con­ser­v­a­tive cre­den­tials nation­ally but within the dis­trict. With hard work on the local issues he will be bet­ter pre­pared to face Bill Owens in the fall. It is nec­es­sary to have both a national and local mes­sage, a pri­mary elec­tion will enable that.

Of course Bill Owens break­ing of his cam­paign promises with record speed cer­tainly won’t hurt Doug, par­tic­u­larly since he attacked incred­i­bly unpop­u­lar oba­macare way back when (was this only 4 months ago?)

So as the bard wrote, once more, once more unto the breech.

I’m just an aver­age cit­i­zen, stand­ing up to say, ‘We’re fed up. We’re not going to take this any more,’ ” Mr. Hoff­man told The Wash­ing­ton Times in a tele­phone inter­view Tues­day. “I don’t think any­body should expect to inherit polit­i­cal office … . I’m going to work very hard to earn the respect and sup­port of all the vot­ers in the district.”

Nice to see Stacy’s byline at the Wash­ing­ton Times again. The vil­lage voice may think it’s funny but I sus­pect they will not be laugh­ing in Novem­ber. As Stacy writes:

I do know there are a lot of grass-​roots sup­port­ers around the dis­trict who still have [Hoff­man for Con­gress] signs in their base­ments, and they’re itch­ing to get them back out.”

Well it’s time to break out mine too.

Vote Hoff­man!

…is actually a better candidate because they have the experience of losing. Failure tends to be a rough but solid teacher, but you need to have a student willing to learn from those lessons.

If Martha Coakley was the type, she could learn from her loss and come back stronger. I don’t know if she is the type but we will see.

Which brings us to Doug Hoffman.

Conservatives owe Doug Hoffman a real debt. If Dede Scozzafava had won she would not only been a vote for Obamacare, she would have been on every TV show and every network portrayed as the “Republican”. She would have been jammed down our throats as the “bipartisan” republican ideal and proof that republicans had to abandon conservatism.

If we had Scozzafava, we would not have had Scott Brown, Period! The only reason why we don’t have Scozzafava is because of Doug Hoffman. I met Doug briefly at CPAC and shook his hand thanking him. We owe him big.

All that being said he made some errors. At the debate he seemed weak on local issues, he conceded too quickly and then unconseded and then reacted poorly when the loss held up.

These were all errors but are not fatal errors. With time and experience under his belt he has been busy, not only keeping up his conservative credentials nationally but within the district. With hard work on the local issues he will be better prepared to face Bill Owens in the fall. It is necessary to have both a national and local message, a primary election will enable that.

Of course Bill Owens breaking of his campaign promises with record speed certainly won’t hurt Doug, particularly since he attacked incredibly unpopular obamacare way back when (was this only 4 months ago?)

So as the bard wrote, once more, once more unto the breech.

“I’m just an average citizen, standing up to say, ‘We’re fed up. We’re not going to take this any more,’ ” Mr. Hoffman told The Washington Times in a telephone interview Tuesday. “I don’t think anybody should expect to inherit political office … . I’m going to work very hard to earn the respect and support of all the voters in the district.”

Nice to see Stacy’s byline at the Washington Times again. The village voice may think it’s funny but I suspect they will not be laughing in November. As Stacy writes:

“I do know there are a lot of grass-roots supporters around the district who still have [Hoffman for Congress] signs in their basements, and they’re itching to get them back out.”

Well it’s time to break out mine too.

Vote Hoffman!