Going after Joe Wilson | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Going after Joe Wilson

Posted By on Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Wes Clark has joined Democratic forces using U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst last night to raise money for Rob Miller, a Marine vet who lost a 54-46 race to Wilson for Congress last year despite a paltry $300,000 treasury.

Miller is running again and Wilson's act last night, along with encouragement from liberal websites and groups and people like Clark, has apparently spurred hundreds of thousands in donations.

Clark's letter:

WESLEY CLARK LETTER

Dear XXX,


"You lie!"

Those were the shocking and disrespectful words screamed by Republican Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina during President Obama's address last night.

Many of you have contacted me and asked what you can do. Well, the best way I can think of responding is taking away Joe Wilson's chance of doing this again by helping vote him out of office.

Rob Miller is the Democrat running against Joe Wilson, and he has a great shot at winning this race with our help, right now.

Help us send a powerful message to Joe Wilson that his behavior is unacceptable. Contribute to Rob Miller's campaign today!

Now, helping rid Congress of someone who called the President of the United States a liar in front of the nation is sufficient reason to help Rob Miller win in South Carolina's 2nd District.

But I'm here to tell you Rob is a great candidate, a person that deserves to represent the American public in Congress. Rob was born and raised in South Carolina -- the younger of two sons of a Navy veteran. As a Marine Corps officer, Rob's experiences served to sharpen his worldview, to reinforce the value of freedom, and to strengthen his commitment to democracy.

With only $300,000 last cycle, Rob got 46% of the vote. Joe Wilson's antics have given Rob the opening to win in 2010.

You can make a difference today. You can help Rob Miller rid Congress of Joe Wilson. Contribute to Rob's campaign today!

Sincerely,

Wes Clark


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