McConnell a true leader |

McConnell a true leader

Dear Editor:

My New Year’s resolution to refrain from political involvement didn’t last very long, since I submitted a letter to the editor published in early January that naturally received sharp rebuttal from an Obama “hope and change” zealot.

So, I compromised my resolution to allow political dialog, but vowing to avoid political campaign participation. Well, that came to an end Feb. 22, when I met Bob McConnell, who is running for Congress in our 3rd Congressional District.

As a volunteer in Bob’s campaign, I hedge by claiming I’m not really involved in politics, because this man’s not a “politician.” How refreshing: a candidate running for office who’s not a typical political “stooge” or “beltline celebrity.”

No, McConnell, like most of us ordinary citizens, doesn’t have name recognition in Colorado, but he will before the 2010 election, because he’s “extra” ordinary. This man is a rarity amidst politicians because he’s a leader! Do a roll call among congressional so-called leaders in Washington. How many demonstrate true leadership rather than a self-serving, compromising, patronizing style that promotes their own best interests?

Ask Bob why he’s come out from obscurity to run for office and he’ll simply tell you that he’s mad about what is happening to our country, and he’s running for us as the candidate “Of the People, By the People, and For the People.” As a retired Airborne Ranger colonel, he has led men into battle. As an accomplished outdoorsman, he has led expeditions up Mount Everest and Kilimanjaro.

Visit Bob’s website,, and you will find that he’s not only well versed, but forthright in his perspective on important issues.

Here’s the man to replace John Salazar and provide leadership in Congress with a voice that truly represents the will of the people!

God Bless America!

Richard Doran


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