In recent days, some of my political friends and acquaintances have asked me why I feel so strongly about electing Casey Cagle Lt. Governor. Much of it is Casey’s record on conservative issues, from taxes to social issues. Casey is as solid as they get.
However, as many have noted, I have been a steadfast supporter of Ralph until rather recently, beginning my consulting career at Century Strategies in 1997-98 when Ralph was a start-up in Georgia and going on to help Ralph with his campaign for State Party Chairman.
Like many who have departed Ralph now (and the roster of those known and unknown who have left Ralph in disappointment with what they found is nearly a dozen by my count), I came to his company because of his reputation for principled conservative leadership. My reason for abandoning my support of Ralph is simple: Ralph Reed’s words and actions do not match up.
There are many instances of this, but the clearest one is Ralph’s decision to campaign for Permanent Most Favored Nation (or MFN) Status for China as a paid operative for Boeing – something that profited companies and the Chinese government but which many Christian groups were opposing because of China’s record of abuses against Christians.
Part of Ralph’s “grasstops