Dick Armey, former House Majority Leader, head of FreedomWorks, was in Albany today to sign copies of his new book, Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto. During his visit, he endorsed Mike Keown in his bid to unseat Rep. Sanford Bishop (the article was written prior to today’s visit):
Armey confirmed that he would endorse Mike Keown, R-Albany, candidate for the Second Congressional District in his run against incumbent Sanford Bishop, D-Albany.
The official endorsement would come at an 8 a.m.-10 a.m. book signing today at Merry Acres, 1500 Dawson Road.
“His endorsement puts a strong conservative organization behind Keown,” said Mike Sabot, a Tea Party Movement supporter. “Conservatives aren’t just under the wire anymore. We are a strong force.”
With an audience filled mostly with Tea Party members, at least one person chose to reserve his support for Keown until he does further research.
Not that this is surprise or anything, but with Armey’s new book and attention he has received as one of the figures in the tea party movement, it’s worth noting.
According to the AJC, Democrats have already responded with this old and tired line:
“As long as Keown and his allies stand up for privatizing Social Security, they are out-of-touch with Georgia seniors who know they can’t afford to risk it.”
Yeah, well, when you can’t run on anything else, demagoguery serves as a substitute.