First, it heralded the return of the CR organization to the campus. When I worked for the Republican Party of Virginia back in 2006, I was a bit disappointed to discover that the CRs here seemed a bit disjointed. As it turns out, that group disbanded shortly thereafter and has just been re-recognized by student activities only recently.
Second, it gave me a chance to listen to and also speak with David McCormick. As I stated in my review of the Verona debate, Mr. McCormick began to draw my attention during the latter half of the event. Therefore, I had been looking for an opportunity to learn more about him. Tonight provided such a chance.
He didn’t offer some great and lofty speech, but rather asked each of us individually what issues were important and then offered his opinion on that subject. Topics of interest included: taxes, federalism, immigration, energy independence, and foreign policy. Although this style of presentation is downright impossible for a huge gathering, I believe it was a very good idea for a group our size as it invited each of us to participate in learning who David McCormick is and what he stands for.
After the evening came to a close, I had a chance to chat with Mr. McCormick in the parking lot about campaigning, Virginia politics, the tea party, and other related matters. I’m guessing we could have continued for an even longer period of time if it wasn’t so cold outside. It makes sense that as we are both conservatives, we would share a lot of the same political concerns. However, what impressed me the most was his honest sincerity to change Washington for the better.
As the 2011 elections are now a thing of the past, more and more people will begin focusing on 2012. Republicans have five choices for Senate; do you currently know enough about them to make an informed decision?
If you care to hear David McCormick in person for yourself, he will be returning to the Shenandoah Valley in about thirty-six hours. On Saturday, starting at 9:30 AM, he will be speaking at the next gathering of the Shenandoah Valley Constitutional Conservatives. They meet at the Denny’s in Mount Jackson.
Thanks again to the Bridgewater College Republicans for hosting this event. I’m looking forward to hearing of more of your political activities in the coming months.