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Bryan
03-23-2014, 11:24 PM
This thread is intended to be a collection point of the strong pros and cons of any potential liberty candidate / campaign that is being discussed / promoted on the forum. You are welcome to post both positive and not-so-positive attributes about the candidate as they related to their position on supporting liberty as well as issues relating to their campaign. The most important information may be aggregated in this top post for easy reference.

Candidate Name: J.D. Winteregg
Office Sought: U.S. House
Website: http://www.jdwinteregg.com/
Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/WintereggOH8
https://twitter.com/JDWinteregg


Candidate Profile: On the Issues
Civil Liberties: [Rating TBD]
Constitutional Issues: [Rating TBD]
Economic Issues: [Rating TBD]
Foreign Policy: [Rating TBD]
Social Issues: [Rating TBD]
Overall Issues Rating: [Rating TBD]

Race Profile: Competition & Demographics
State: Ohio
District: 8th
Incumbent: John Boehner
Other Primary Candidates: Eric-Gurr - http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?447580-Campaign-Evaluation-Eric-Gurr-%28U-S-House-OH-8%29
Non-Incumbent Candidates from Other Parties:
Relevant poll numbers: None.
Overall Race Profile Rating: [Rating TBD]

Miscellaneous Pros/Cons
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Overall Rating:

ProudAmericanFirst
03-24-2014, 04:26 PM
Eric Gurr On The Record: https://app.box.com/s/xncr1rrl6esjh7chnlwg

- In 2008, in reference to the impending housing bubble burst, Gurr wrote, "I would also argue that a sizable dose of Keynesianism (deficit spending) is not out of the question, and historically cannot be seen as dangerous at this point."

- In 2008, Gurr wrote that "Social security payments must also be cut. A cut of 2.5% next year, and a subsequent cut of 2.5% the following year, coupled with a cut in the administrative overhead is the only way." In 2009, Gurr advocated that "Even social security checks need to be cut by 10%." Gurr fails to realize that obligations must be met to those who have paid into the system.

- In 2008, with respect to addressing the FDR social safety net, Gurr wrote that we needed to "Increase and maintain FDR's social safety netů sorry Ron Paul supporters, these are good things."

- In 2008, Gurr identified protectionist policies as problematic, while in 2013 he advocated for tariffs on the automobile, plane, and electronics industries.

- In 2009, Gurr wrote, "The real lesson of history is that citizens who are not diligent in protecting their freedoms will lose those freedoms, and in many cases their lives. . .Before we begin the arguments of the future, we must fix the foundation." The next year, in 2010, Gurr supported and donated to the Boehner campaign, long after Boehner co-sponsored NCLB and supported TARP.

- In 2009, Gurr wrote that we need to "Employ the use of massive violence against terrorists and their supporters."

William Tell
03-24-2014, 04:32 PM
Yeah, but this thread is for J.D.... :D

ProudAmericanFirst
03-24-2014, 04:56 PM
I will not endorse candidates in this race, but I will state my efforts:

I speak to J.D. regularly on the phone and have had very good conversations with him. J.D. cares, and is not seeking position for power, but rather to bring sound Constitutional principles back to the House. J.D. seems honest and forthcoming.

I have given gurr a couple of chances to redeem himself, but he has failed to satisfy me in this vetting process.

My goal is not to persuade, but rather to encourage others to vet on their own.

ProudAmericanFirst
03-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Yeah, but this thread is for J.D.... :D

I was only trying to help lol ;)

Brian4Liberty
03-25-2014, 12:10 PM
I will not endorse candidates in this race, but I will state my efforts:

I speak to J.D. regularly on the phone and have had very good conversations with him. J.D. cares, and is not seeking position for power, but rather to bring sound Constitutional principles back to the House. J.D. seems honest and forthcoming.


Where does he stand on foreign policy? His website makes no mentions of foreign policy at all. Candidates who remain silent on foreign policy are usually staying quiet for a reason, and past experience shows that when elected, it is the neoconservatives who are pleasantly "surprised".