I get a lot of my inspiration from my online debates and this is no exception. April 13,2013 TEA Party Perspective’s sponsored “Tax Day Pints and Politics” . On facebook I clicked on maybe and saw many familiar names none of which I have met but wanted to. I tried to find a way to get down there in order to meet many of my fellow patriots. When I found that it was impossible to attend the event I changed from maybe to no and found that facebook puts declines in a separate area. But again I found several familiar names among the trolls. Among these was Andrew Rogers, a leftist activist who tried to shut down Conservative Talk Radio so being me I engaged him. I pointed to the fact that the so called “entitlements” were what was driving our national debt and that they would eventually destroy our country.
My first exposure to Eric Hovde was on a cold, sunny day in January, in Wauwatosa. A few thousand of us had gathered in support of Scott Walker and the reforms he was advocating. One of the speakers was this businessman, a banker by trade, who spoke from the heart and captured our attention with a five and a half minute speech on commitment and sacrifice by relating the hardships of the Battle of Trenton to the realities of the day. In asking us to stand with Governor Scott Walker, he was asking us to stand for ourselves.
Now here we stand, with a recall election behind us and that same governor in office, and vetting that same businessman as a candidate for the next US Senator from Wisconsin. What do we know about him?