Dear Fellow Conservative:
Could there be a worse incumbent Democrat senator facing re-election than New York's Kirsten Gillibrand? And could we have a better challenger — a more reliable, articulate, intelligent woman, a more authentic and real conservative — than my old pal, Wendy Long? The answers are no (Gillibrand is soooo liberal) and no (she couldn't face a better opponent than Wendy).
I have to give Kirsten credit though — she has her moments of common sense. Like when she agreed to schedule only one debate with Wendy. That was a smart decision: As Gillibrand surely knew, it was not going to be a pretty outcome, and it wasn't. In my 30 years of political involvement, I have never seen someone so outclassed, so thoroughly beaten, as Kirsten Gillibrand was by Wendy Long. It was a mismatch of epic proportion (See for yourself here) and makes emphatic the need to elect Wendy Long to the United States Senate.
You've got to ask yourself: Can the Empire State be represented by someone so . . . well, so undeserving as the current incumbent? Are the voters of the other 49 states (or, by President Obama's count, 56) really to find themselves facing six more years of Kirstin Gillibrand setting national policies? It is staggering to consider, especially when New Yorkers have a clear choice, and an obvious and substantial upgrade, in Wendy Long.
So: You don't live in New York. So what?! The act of political donating used to be so . . . provincial. But we're all smarter now: We've learned (often the hard way) that every senator, not just those from our own state, but every single senator has a huge impact on our lives. That one vote always seems to matter. Whether you live in Hawaii or Florida or Montana or New Mexico or elsewhere, you've got to know that the New York senate race is terribly vital to your interests.
There are a number of great Republican — I should say conservative — candidates running this year, who, if elected will punch waaaay above their weight, and who will have a huge impact of the future of this great nation. Without question, Wendy Long is part of that select group — along with stars like Ted Cruz and Josh Mandel — which our movement needs to get elected this November 6th. It's a priority.
You can find out more about Wendy here, but I need to tell you only one of her many attributes to confirm for you that she is top-notch. That she will be a game-changer: Wendy served as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States.
That got your attention.
Look friends, I'm the publisher of National Review, and while I get an okay salary, the fact is I have five kids, with lots of college bills being paid and to be paid. There's just not much moolah to be had for other things. But so what: I have donated significantly to Wendy. Like most of you reading this, I don't live in New York. My home is in Connecticut. But again, so what: Electing Wendy as New York's next Senator is as important to America's future — and therefore to my interests, and to your interests, and to the interests of our children and grandkids — as is the election of the Senator of Connecticut, Montana, Florida, or anywhere else.
What is the alternative? Not pretty: America can't afford six more years of Kirsten Gillibrand. Mama mia, she is so so so so liberal. Her voting record is barely distinguishable from that of Socialist (yes, that's Socialist with a capital "S") Senator from
Vermont, Bernie Sanders. Another six years of Gillibrandism—if I may coin a new and thoroughly unpleasant word—will be . . . disastrous.
We — our families, our Nation, ourselves — face extremely tough times ahead (heck, we face them right this moment!). The people's representatives need to be the best and brightest. The people of New York and everywhere else in this great land need Wendy Long, a phenomenal woman on whom we can count to boldly address those challenges, and to fix America.
At this critical moment, Wendy Long is the right person. For New York, and for the nation. Please help your country, help yourself, help your children's future, help the causes we believe — less government and personal freedom — by helping Wendy get elected. That takes cold hard cash. That takes conservatives willing to put our money where our beliefs are.
The odds seem long, and they are. But there is a wave building across the nation. Wendy can catch it, and will — if we help.
Are you willing to do that? I hope so. In fact, I know you want to help: Please do so here. When you donate to Wendy's campaign, be assured: You will be supporting a true conservative, a champion of liberty, a voice for sanity, and someone with the character and the talent and the vision to be the game-changer and the leader America needs at this difficult hour.