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Dick Armey a Guest at CNN/YouTube Republican Debate
Armey looking for candidate who will lead fiscal conservatives into 2008.
By Adam Brandon on November 27, 2007
Dick Armey will be representing FreedomWorks and limited government conservatives at the CNN/YouTube Republican Debate Wednesday night in St. Petersburg, Florida, moderated by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. Armey believes that until conservatives return to their small government roots that drove the success of former President Ronald Reagan and the Contract with America, they will not be able to stop Hillary Clinton’s campaign juggernaut.
To raise the issues of the limited government agenda, FreedomWorks members voted online in the “Pick Dick Armey’s YouTube Flick Contest” to select a question for Armey to submit to the CNN/YouTube debate on behalf of all FreedomWorks members. FreedomWorks members selected fundamental tax reform as the issue they want the Republican candidates to address, with 58 percent of the vote.
Watch Dick Armey’s CNN/YouTube debate question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDrqoMcApDI
Dick Armey will be available on location in St. Petersburg for comment both before and after the debate.
“Reagan taught us that appealing to single issue special interests will not build a winning coalition. To win next November, Republican candidates will need to earn the trust of the voters trough a broad national vision. When the conservative movement was shinning in the 1990’s, we had a positive agenda based on maximizing individual and economic liberty, not on building new programs and catering to short term parochial political interests,” said Armey.
He continued, “Armey’s Axiom says when we act like us we win, when we act like them we lose. I’m looking forward to hearing what all candidates have to say down in St. Petersburg, and learning who is committed to freedom and less government, as well as who is offering Democrat-light.”