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July 2006



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By Matt Jones

I would like to say congratulations to all of the primary election winners.

Now let’s hurry to the “middle of the road.” You know that there will be a poll soon, so you need to appear “electable.” It’s OK, your base supporters will understand the distance you need to put between yourself and them. You need to appear “electable” in order to get enough donations to run a good campaign.
This conversation (or one similar) is now taking place in Republican and Democrat headquarters around the country. It is a sad truth. It happens in all elections: the “far right (or left) wing” may get you past the primary, but they won’t get you elected.
This thought process turns my stomach. Chandler Woodcock is in such a position right now. On Tuesday we voted. On Wednesday, when it was evident that he won, the Republican effort to claim the “middle of the road” began. Ben Dudley, the state Democrat party chairman said that Woodcock “is a conservaive candidate and he’s not going to be able to hide from that.”

This would be a good time for the Republicans to take pride in their “conservative” views. Oh, yeah.....that was the Republican party of the past. The “new and improved” Republican party wants to distance themselves from such accusations.

Julie O’Brien, state chair of the Republican Party said that Woodcock “really isn’t as conservative as some may think.” This is sickening. The Republican party used to stand for something. This is one of the reasons I left the party in the first place. The only thing the Republican party stands for anymore is electing Republicans.

If it requires spitting on conservative values and claiming the middle of the road, so be it. This is why so many people are leaving the Republican party for the Constitution Party. The Constitution Party stands for everything the old Republican party used to stand for: pro-life, pro-second amendment, pro-liberty, and anti-big, unconstitutional government.

As the head of the Constitution Party of Maine, I can assure you that we would never run from our values. “Electability” means nothing. Holding to your personal beliefs and values means everything. I invite you to join our re-organization process. You can e-mail me if you would like more information. You can help stop the “run to the middle.”

Matthew Jones is a businessman and Christian political activist from Chelsea, Maine. He is the head of the Constitution Party of Maine where principle overpowers politics. He can be reached at For information on the Constitution Party please visit or call 1-800-2-VETO-IRS.


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