Ed Martin Jr. of St. Louis has redirected his fire to the Attorney General race, and this is great news for everyone except Chris Koster.
Back when Ed Martin was talking about running for the Republican nod to take on Claire McCaskill, I had another thought. Well, a bunch of people had another thought: Ed would make an outstanding Attorney General.
HUGE list of endorsements on Ed’s official press release.
I wasn’t disappointed that Ed chose to run for Todd Akin’s US House seat. Ed would make a great conservative legislator. And as I said before, so will Ann Wagner, who can now focus on . . . whichever Democrat decides to give a concession speech at 7:01 pm on November 6.
But, at this pivotal moment in history, as Attorney General, Ed Martin will be Missouri’s general in the war on Washington abuse. Here’s why.
First, Ed has used his law license for the good of society, to protect life, to defend the wrongly accused, and to advance his—our—conservative principles. He’s not a lawyer who’s in it for the money. I’ve met some of the people he’s helped, and I’ve heard their stories.
In these battles, including a nationally covered battle against Illinois’s criminal Governor Rod Blagojevich, Ed Martin was tenacious, principled, and victorious.
Missouri needs an AG who will fight for the right things.
Second, Ed understands that the battle for liberty over the next 12 years will be fought between the states and Washington. The states—and only the states—have the Constitutional power and the economic leverage fight Washington and win.
The Several States vs. US Government will be ugly,long, and painful. [Insert your analogy here.] Most people will lose their stomach before it’s over. People—even good conservatives—will want to throw in the towel and heel to the Washington monster.
Ed won’t. He understands that Congress, with its entrenched establishment and elitist snobbery, is as close to a lost cause as you’ll find. He wants to be one of 50 state attorneys general who, with their governors and secretaries of state, beat Congress into submission.(I said “ugly.”)
Ed Martin has a clear path to take on turncoat Democrat Koster in November. That fight begins today. When Ed prevails in November, Missouri will have an Attorney General who actually has read and understands the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution—and a man who’s smart to know it matters.
Previously on Hennessy’s View about Ed Martin: