What is as interesting as this endorsement is the path it took to get to us.
The original story was posted by Josh Feit at Publicola. But I didn’t notice it there before the kind folks at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sent it along.
The DSCC provides as much publicity to Republican Clint Didier as it does for incumbent Democrat Patty Murray. That is in keeping with the saying, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. In other words, if Didier can weaken Dino Rossi on the Republican side of the U.S. Senate primary, the DSCC is happy to help.
Anyway, here is the statement from Ron Paul _ a congressman from Texas and a tea party favorite.
“I am proud to endorse Clint Didier for United States Senate. Clint Didier will do the work to fight for lower taxes and spending and for more freedom in Washington. We need people like Clint voting with me in Congress.
“Clint Didier is a dynamic leader who understands our Constitution and will fight against out-of-control government to restore our Liberty. Clint has the courage to stand up against the bailouts and government takeovers being forced down our throats by Washington insiders.
“As a farmer and family man, Clint understands the challenges that we face. And, he understands that solutions lie in our Constitution and the great American traditions of freedom.
“The American people need more than just another vote. We need a man of principle who will always stand up for what is right. We need a citizen politician who will represent US. Clint Didier is just that kind of individual.”
It is the second big endorsement for Didier among personalities popular with the tea party. The first was from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.