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Voting for Victory

Wednesday, August 9, 2006  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

In the post below, I made the quick case for deeply disappointed Jeff Crank supporters in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District to rally behind State Senator Doug Lamborn in the fall election.  The reason is simple: Victory in the war matters more than anything else, and a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives will force a retreat from Iraq which means a defeat in the war against Islamist extremism.  The consequences of a retreat in Iraq are staggering. 

If, as seems likely, the GOP nominee for the Senate in Connecticut, Alan Schlesinger, cannot make a competitive race against Ned Lamont and Joe Lieberman, pro-victory voters in that state will have to vote for Lieberman.  Lamont’s campaign is a demand from the left for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, and thus a referendum on how best to protect national security.  Ned Lamont needs to lose in November for the same reason that Lincoln Chafee needs to lose in Rhode Island and Doug Lamborn needs to win:  The U.S. cannot cut and run in Iraq. The November elections are about nothing else, and there should be no confusion on that central point.

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