I Do, But I Don't

I Do, But I Don't

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another Navy Veteran in CD5?

Apparently, there is another Navy veteran who is in the fight for Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District seat being vacated by Congresswoman Mary Fallin.  And according to his website, he's an independent.

His website reads:
The success of my entrepreneurial enterprises, and the various investments I made along the way, allow our family to live without debt. It is a very nice feeling to have no mortgage, no car payments, no credit card debt, and no bills other than utilities, taxes and insurance (which, by the way, requires a full time job to pay). I suppose I could have continued to reinvest my nest egg be­fore paying off all our loans and credit cards, but the pres­ent economy has us a bit scared. My wife and I sleep much better this way. 
Now it’s time for me to give back. I am running for public office. I will run as I am—an independent conservative, and “debt-free.” I will represent the 5th District of Oklahoma without owing any money or any favors to special interests—a pure representative of the people.
I am not an attorney. I am not a career politician. I do not have millions in the bank. I am simply a guy living what was once the American Dream. I started with noth­ing, worked hard, and never, never, never quit.

His website is very interesting, very informative about who he is and what he believes.  He supports a very conservative rule of law, he supports the 2nd Amendment, has a pretty darned good view on energy policy, supports Israel, is pro-life, and is pro-traditional marriage.  And it doesn't appear as though he's a big fan of traditional political consultants as well.  He says:

First - If you are not a multimillionaire capable and willing to wage this kind of battle with one’s own finances (or at least enough to pay the political consultant’s entry fee), or a career politician with immediate access to special interests, lobbyist, PACs, party purse strings, and apparently the time to campaign for 12 to 18 months, then you need not apply. Sadly, this excludes the vast majority of the truly gifted leaders within our society; the business owners, fire chiefs, principals, head nurses, inspiring coaches and true leaders in this great country far to busy working, raising a family, unwilling and unable to subject themselves, their nest egg, and their solid reputations to an 18 month campaign.
If Mr. White is serious about his campaign, and from the looks of it, he is, he'll be facing one of the multitude of Republican candidates from the 5th District - more than likely, it will be Kevin Calvey.

Visit his website here and judge for yourself.

Hat tip to my friend, Bryan Dean, for this heads-up.