Welcome Home Greg & Chip!on June 13th, 2012 at 6:39 pm
This afternoon, we received what will likely be the last 2012 campaign-related mailing from E.W. Jackson, for whom our friends and fellow Patriots, Greg Aldridge and Chip Tarbutton, have been running a U.S. Senate campaign.
First let me congratulate George Allen on becoming the Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate in Virginia. As I promised during the primary campaign, he has my full support. We must defeat Tim Kaine and Barack Obama in November. That must now become the quest of every candidate, every Republican and should be the goal of every citizen in Virginia. Our country may not withstand four more years of President Obama’s unconstitutional and job destroying policies. Nor can we afford to have Tim Kaine in the Senate as a cheerleader for Mr. Obama’s policies. In order to defeat them, Republicans must be unified. My colleagues in the Primary also ran spirited campaigns and I commend them: Tim Donner, Jamie Radtke, David McCormick and Del. Bob Marshall.
This race was never about me, but about our Commonwealth and our country. We have a system and a process for making electoral decisions. We have been through that process and the people have made their choice. The matter is settled. The task for all of us who love our country is to put our hands to the plow and assure that we pass along to our posterity a free and prosperous Constitutional Republic. That was the basis of my campaign and it is a cause that I will never abandon.
I want to thank a dedicated team of staff and volunteers especially my leadership team of Greg Aldridge and Chip Tarbutton. They are a great success in my eyes. They took a political novice and made me a credible candidate on the campaign trail. They took meager resources and stretched them to do the nearly miraculous. They took an organization of zero and turned it into an army of thousands. There were far fewer necessary than needed to win the nomination, but enough to create a platform from which to be heard. I will not be silent. I will never give up the fight and neither should any of you.
Other aspects of my life have been on hiatus while I sought to finish the task to which Providence assigned me. I have a wonderfully supportive wife to spend time with, a church to Pastor, a book to finish and a nonprofit organization to run. After some much needed rest, I will turn my attention to these tasks. However, I will also be ready to serve wherever Virginia or my country needs me. Thank you all for your prayers and support, including those who did not vote for me but believed in my potential, encouraged me and gave me your friendship. The kindness of you all is greatly appreciated and your encouragement is not in vain. God bless you, and may He always bless the United States of America.
For God & Country,
Now, that’s the way you finish a campaign! Somehow, I doubt we have heard the last from Bishop Jackson. This remarkable statesman, through and through, has garnered the notice of the RPV with his powerful message of Patriotism.
As for his staff, we are surely glad to have them back home here at Roanoke Tea Party.
Greg & Chip – Welcome Home!