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Dan Bongino video – We Will Rise

Dan Bongino video – We Will Rise

A few days ago, Operation Counterweight member Dan Bongino released a new web ad. Much like his previous ads, this one again channels a positive message centered around the promise of America.

It’s a refreshing change of pace from the mudslinging that generally accompanies the vast majority political campaigns these days.

The entire ad is great but I think this is the best quote:

I believe in the unparalleled greatness of America. We’ve been knocked down before. We’ve been through intense struggles, and exhilirating successes.

I believe in America. I believe those successes are right around the corner. We will get up. We will rise. We can turn around. We will turn around. We will make our country great, yet again.

Bongino has been running a disciplined campaign, and he’s touching on all the right points. Many have doubted his odds at success, and it’s easy to do so given the voting history of the state he is running in.

But keep your eye on this race. I think Bongino’s the one who can pull off this upset. And I think this is the year for him to do it.

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DINORightMarie | August 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Wow. Makes me wish I still lived in MD so I could work and vote for him!! Who is he running against, again? Mikulski (sorry to say, back in my ignorant youth, I voted for her…..just because she is a woman – don’t worry, I won’t go there 😉 ), or….?

(BTW-is he African-American? Just wondering…..that would be YET ANOTHER example of a Republican who is a minority, in contradiction to the MSM/Dem/left assertions.)

    Soccerdad in reply to DINORightMarie. | August 31, 2012 at 1:08 am

    DinoRightMarie – Bongino is Italian. He is running against Ben Cardin. I believe that Mikulski is up for re-election in ’14.
    Cardin is the perfect foil for Bongino. Cardin is the definition of career politician. He has held one office or another for the past 40 years, moving up from state office to Senator over that time. Cardin believes that all good comes from the state.
    Bongino is an outsider and a newcomer to politics. He may not know politics like Cardin, but he knows economics much better. Bongino’s faith is not in government but in the individuals who make up this country.
    With candidates such as Cruz, Mourdock, Mandel and Bongino arguing for smaller government in sync with the Romney / Ryan ticket highlighting the issue of whether we need more government or more freedom it reinforces the themes national and state campaigns are promoting.

I love the guy but after listening to all his videos he does not mention any social issues nor does his website have any info. If he is afraid to talk about moral values than how can we be so sure about him standing strong on other issues. I am sure he is better than whomever he is running against but I am not as excited as I was originally. I hope I hear from him on where he stands on social issues so that I can support him fully.

    Soccerdad in reply to truthequals9. | August 31, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Bongino is a religious man. But as Bryan noted, he’s running a focused campaign. I’m guessing that he wouldn’t support gay marriage, but that isn’t what this year’s election is about.

ShakesheadOften | August 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm

RealClearPolitics has MD as solid Dem for Senate race and I can’t seem to find any polling. Has anyone seen any?

It would be interesting to see a poll (even a slanted one like PPP), but the “conventional wisdom” seems to be that he has no chance. Then again, neither did Scott Brown 2 years ago, as Prof. Jacobson pointed out previously.

    Weirddave in reply to ShakesheadOften. | August 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Carden’s done some internals, but he hasn’t released them. I take that as a positive sign for Bongino.

    redsweater in reply to ShakesheadOften. | August 31, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I’d like to believe a Bongino win is possible. I’m hoping for a little change in this state, if you catch my drift. If it is possible, this would be the year. However, I have to face reality. This state is deep blue, +25 on the presidential ticket in 2008. If they get even half that advantage, and most of the Dems just vote party line down the ticket, the advantage should be insurmountable.

    Please, tell me I’m wrong. Better yet, fellow conservative Marylanders, prove it. I’ll go and cast my vote, and push my less politically active (but similarly conservative) wife if it looks at all feasible, but should I throw my money (away) at his campaign?

      Soccerdad in reply to redsweater. | August 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      Bongino’s campaign reminds me very much of Ellen Sauerbrey’s in 1994. Like Sauerbrey, Bongino communicates his principles effectively. True Sauerbrey lost, but by less than 1/2 of 1 percent. Plus she won 21 of 24 jurisdictions.
      Cardin is better known that Glendening was and the state has probably become bluer in the past 18 years. But Bongino doesn’t need the MSM to reach the voters. Plus there are 3 referenda (sham redistricting, gay marriage and dream act) whose very motivated opponents will likely also be voting for Bongino.
      It’s an uphill battle to be sure, but there are some reasons for optimism.

He’s on my list. Payday’s tomorrow.

That’s a darned good political ad.