Chris Perkins… AKA NoVA’s very own version of John McCain

So, it’s come to this. Whether it’s Patch articles about Ken Vaughn, posts here about Ken Vaughn, or anywhere else, the Perkins campaign is sending out email alerts to supporters to flock to the comments sections and attack and insult Vaughn and/or pimp Perkins. So be it.

Your candidate is the John McCain of Virginia’s 11th District. An honorable service record, but beyond that, not a lot to recommend him for the office for which he’s running. Let’s review:

His platform consists of meaningless platitudes combined with standard RINO pablum.

He doesn’t understand the Second Amendment (or doesn’t care.)

He’ll do nothing to end entitlements, which are not only the root of the power of the federal leviathan, but also the drivers of our national debt and its attendant annual deficits.

He indicated he’s not a fan of Ron Paul at a YR event, but apparently went out of his way to defend his former boss, noted former RINO party-switcher Jim Jeffords, there.

He owns a lobbying/government relations firm.

His campaign manager is great at issuing ridiculous statements that contravene “The Colonel’s” own platform.  After stating in an interview that he “would welcome the opportunity” to debate his primary opponents, he’s refusing to debate, claiming primary debates  are “divisive” and “counterproductive to the party.”.

All indications are that Chris Perkins personally is a great guy, but that’s not the issue here. The issue is who is the best choice for the 11th District, Virginia, and America. That’s Ken Vaughn. I’ll go further. It’s not even close. Ken has an excellent grasp of the fiscal issues facing America, and a real plan to restore fiscal sanity, as well as bring the federal government back within its Constitutional limits. Perkins does not.

Chris Perkins: You’re just another cog in the GOP machine… witness your endorsements from RINO 2011 GA candidates like Baker and Schoeneman. You also lean on your veteran status like Giuliani does 9/11. There’s a picture of you in your Class As on your campaign site! “Join The Colonel.” Quite frankly, it’s distasteful.

Tyler Harber: I am calling YOU out for talking ridiculous rumor trash about Ken Vaughn, from what I hear from some friends at GMU. Looking into that a bit more. Also, it’s particularly rich that you called Ken’s comparison of your candidate’s positions “blatant lies.” Newsflash: PEOPLE CAN READ THE CAMPAIGN WEBSITES. I’ll also go ahead and assume you’re behind Perkins’ sudden fear of debate. Know this, Tyler Harber and the rest of the Perkins campaign. It’s on. We will hound you and hold you accountable at every turn. Keep acting like you’re the inevitable nominee a la Mitt Romney. Go ahead.

Perkins supporters: NOW I am “attacking your candidate.”


7 responses

  1. Really? Do we really want to tear each other down to further a campaign? Connolly will use our disparaging words toward our respective candidates against the winner of the primary. It will be diffucult to defeat him without tearing each other down.

    We are all, in both campaigns, better than stooping to this.


    1. Karen, I agree with you. However, the actual vicious attacks are coming from only one campaign, and frankly we’re tired of seeing our friend torn down at every turn. Ken has been really good about not responding and sticking to the issues. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like seeing my friends attacked for no reason. Maybe Col. Perkins should have a conversation with the little bastard who’s been apparently spreading pathetic lies about his opponent. Just sayin’.


    2. Actually, no, I’d prefer that we had a more conventional primary campaign with series of debates, and discussion of issues on their face. Sadly, as Nicki said, that’s not how things are unfolding, and I felt compelled to call out Col. Perkins and his campaign. You’ll notice I stayed away from insulting him personally. That’s not what this is about.


  2. I think the era of political civility is over.


  3. I don’t think Perkins is a RINO. To me, a RINO is someone with an American Conservative Union score around 50%, ie. Mike Castle, Specter, the Maine ladies. Having looked at a lot of campaign websites and comparing them to ACU scores from 2011, I see Perkins as someone in the 70% range, maybe 80%. There are certain words and phrases I saw from RINO and quasi-RINO types in 2010 who ended up with ACU ratings in the 60s and below (or lost in primaries); Perkins has avoided that.

    I can’t see Perkins being a key vote standing in the way of a good bill passing. Same with Romney; if we take the Senate in November and have people like Paul Ryan and Jim DeMint spearheading the GOP policy discussion, some ACTUAL progress can be made, as opposed to the negative progress from the GOP in the 2000s. Perkins and Romney might not be full-throated movement conservatives, but they aren’t liable to backstab the party either.

    I’d like to see congress filled with Ken Vaughns, but I won’t hesitate to back Perkins should he win the primary. He’d be a massive step up from Connolly. As for the primary itself, I’d really like to see some debates and get a better sense of how Chris Perkins would actually govern if elected. Right now I’m going based on intuition with him; with Vaughn it’s crystal-clear.


    1. The gun issue alone would be enough to make him a non-starter for me in the primary, but we also have the issue with his protection of the entitlement programs. No way.


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