Monday, October 27, 2008

Roanoke Times endorses Sam Rasoul

The Roanoke Times has endorsed Sam Rasoul in the 6th District with this strong statement of support:
Americans are dissatisfied with a dysfunctional Congress that has placed rabid partisanship and the influence of lobbyists above the interests of the Americans who elected them.
This Nov. 4 affords an opportunity for Americans to force change. Voters in Virginia's 6th Congressional District can help to hasten reforms by electing newcomer Sam Rasoul to replace longtime incumbent Bob Goodlatte.
Rasoul, at age 27, is the youngest person running for Congress. He is still wrapped up in the naïveté of youth. He believes that, with enough principled members, Congress could change. He is idealistic but doesn't seem to fully grasp or appreciate how the system works. Still, voters could do worse than give Rasoul a chance to prove himself.
He has shown through the campaign that he lives up to his principles. He won the Democrats' support as their nominee, but he has shunned all party and political action committee money.
Unseating an entrenched incumbent with a huge war chest is always tough. A newspaper endorsement doesn't guarantee victory. But, it is heartening to see a respected editorial board, which has closely followed this contest, come out with a bold and positive statement supporting Sam Rasoul. Hopefully, in this last week before votes are cast, the Roanoke Times has given undecided voters a reason to take a second look at this qualified candidate who will bring change to D.C. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I endorse Sam, too, but for no other reason that his wife...she's a suppose we could pay her to dance up at Paradise City?