We're less than one week away from the primary today! Because we only have 6 days left to campaign, we need your help to tell everyone you know to vote for Tom.The most recent poll shows Tom in the lead, but we have to continue to work hard to turn out the vote. Will you share excerpts from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's endorsement of Tom below? It clearly explains why Tom is the right choice for Arkansas's Fourth District. Read it, forward it, and tell your friends it's time to send a proven leader to Congress.
For Tom Cotton
In the Fourth District’s GOP primary
By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Sure, it happens-on occasion. At least in the movies. Wasn’t the Charlie Sheen character in Platoon a college boy who volunteered for the infantry in Vietnam? Part of the backstory in The Godfather was about how theDon’s youngest and adored son, Michael, gave up college to join the Marines in the wake of Pearl Harbor. Those old black-and-white movies made during the war itself were full of such characters and patriotic impulses-and so was real life in wartime.It’s still happening.
One of the candidates for Congress in the Fourth District-that’s Mike Ross’ district for now-has a résumé that could have been ripped right out of a movie script. His name is Tom Cotton. He’s running in the Republican primary come May 22nd. And his résumé is full of such impressive details. ...Republicans shouldn’t miss their chance to vote for him. This young man could be shaping the district’s future-even the state’s and the country’s someday. His is the kind of candidacy, and opportunity, either major party would welcome. Here’s why:
After growing up in Dardanelle, Long Tall Tom went on to Harvard Law. He became a lawyer and even clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals. His future was pretty much assured. Then came September 11th, 2001. He volunteered. And not for the Judge Advocate Corps. He joined the Army and was shipped off to Iraq, then Afghanistan.Two tours. In the infantry. He served with distinction.Now he’s back home and running for Congress. ...
He sounds like an officer and a gentleman-not to mention a leader. He’s still not interested in a role on the bench-or on the back bench in Congress. He wants to start influencing decisions, not just taking party orders:“In the old days,” he says, “seniority mattered a lot-today it matters less. My ambition is to be a leader in Congress from the earliest possible period.” ...
If elected, Mr. Cotton promises he’ll fight to stop all this taxing-and-spending in Washington-and reduce the debt, too. (Good luck, sir.) He says he will vote to repeal Obamacare. (Join the club.) And he vows to vote for laws that secure the border. (Before even more of the violence down south spills across the border, we hope.)He’s already sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, but for good measure he’s pledged to make sure laws square with the Constitution-the one he swore to support and defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. ...
[T]he country can use all the Tom Cottons it can get-in peace and war and, yes, in Congress.