I am hearing from numerous attendees that were present at the Mechanicsville TEA Party meeting last December when Peter Greenwald tried and failed to make a case for his candidacy. Most were appalled and shocked by his “God made me run” mantra. And he repeated the line over and over giving the impression that he was somewhat delusional.
Look, I’m a Christian and it made me cringe. Many of the people I heard from feel the same.
Peter Greenwald, I believe, is a good man. But there is no way on this earth that he is even remotely qualified let alone capable of being a US Congressman. He is a complete political neophyte and his MTP appearance proved it. The people in attendance were looking for answers to hard questions.
“How will you counter the Eric Cantor machine?”
He had no clue.
“It will take hundreds of thousands of dollars at least to counter Cantor’s millions. What organization do you have in place to gather such financial support?”
He had no answer. Maybe God.
Here are some of the comments I have been getting via email:
- December meeting of Mechanicsville TP. I was there and heard Greenwald’s comments. Greenwald announced as a Republican candidate, but did not join the Chesterfield Republican Committee until January 2014. He posted the good news on his Facebook.
- There was a standing room only crowd at the Mechanicsville Tea Party that night and everyone in that room heard Pete Greenwald state (in front of his wife and GOD) that if a better known candidate with name recognition, funding, and electability got into the Republican primary that he would drop out because “it wasn’t about him” it was about “winning-” meaning he wanted to defeat Cantor.
- HE told me then that IF there was a better Candidate he would – the objective was to beat Cantor. Pete, apparently YOU lied to ME then, and to the MTP
And they go on and on.
With all due respect, Peter Greenwald is not a viable candidate and time is just too short to pretend otherwise. Politics is a brutal contact sport. And as we approach deadlines and the Primary, it is time to either fish or cut bait. The problem is, Pete Greenwald appears to be in the “head” powdering his nose. He came in like a lamb and fizzled. His best day so far was the day he announced his candidacy. And it has been downhill from there.
So when a Pete supporter calls me a liar for ignoring his guy as a serious candidate, I will tell him I am in good company. While Pete has one surrogate who is so cowardly he fails to even divulge his name, apparently willing to anonymously assess charges but too cowardly to reveal his name, Dave Brat has been making headlines, waves and striking fear into the hearts of the Eric Cantor Zombie voters.
While Peter Greenwald has been AWOL, Dave Brat has not:
Dave was featured in New York Times:
G.O.P. Leaders Draw Re-election Challenges From the Right
By JEREMY W. PETERS FEB. 24, 2014
Congressional Candidates Slam Investor-Visa ‘Boondoggle’
Breitbart interview: Tea Party Professor in ‘Epic’ Fight to Unseat Majority Leader Eric Cantor
Dave Brat Endorsed For Opposing Illegal Alien Amnesty Supporter Eric Cantor
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC
Why I Want to Replace Eric Cantor
The Daily Caller
Laura Ingraham Radio Interview: 02/12/2014
Rick Amato Show/One America News Interview: 02/11/2014
Highlighted on the Glenn Beck Show: 2/18/2014
Cantor faces primary challenge over ‘big business agenda,’ immigration…
Dave Brat Comments on Eric Cantor’s Vote to Increase the Debt (AGAIN!)
Before It’s News
Virginia Right! Endorses Dave Brat for Va 7th District Congressional Seat in Primary vs. Eric Cantor
Before It’s News
Eric Cantor Earns an Opponent – Dave Brat
Brat Addresses Tea Party Gathering
Our View: Cantor ‘primaried,’ from the right
Seventh District congressional candidate: Washington is broken
The Daily Progress
GOP Challenger rips ‘crony’ Cantor on immigration
Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
NRO Article “Eric Cantor’s Challenger from the Right”
Interview with Doc Thompson of the Blaze Radio Network
Interview starts at 1:39:00
Dave Brat on NBC 12
Dave Brat Louisa Announcement Speech Jan 10, 2014
Two challengers will ensure a victory for Eric Cantor. Peter Greenwald said he wanted to defeat Cantor and it was not about him.
Has narcissism set in for Peter Greenwald? Is he smart enough to know when it is time to drop out?
Songwriter Don Schlitz has some words of wisdom in his hit song “The Gambler” popularized by Kenny Rogers that Peter Greenwald needs to heed.
You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
Methinks that perhaps Peter has misinterpreted the answer to his prayer. And perhaps “Run Peter Run” was actually more in line with the second line of the lyrics above.
Run Along, Peter. Run Along.