The fight for John Kerry’s vacated senate seat is heating up in Massachusetts where you have a Navy SEAL up against the embodiment of what’s wrong with government. Matthew Payne of The Wall Street Journal writes:
In Tuesday night’s second debate, Republicans hoped to do exactly that. After all, in 2010 the debate was a critical inflection point of the campaign. Scott Brown’s now famous comment, “Well, with all due respect it’s not the Kennedys’ seat, and it’s not the Democrats’ seat, it’s the people’s seat,” catapulted him ahead in the polls—and gave him the introduction he needed to the people of Massachusetts.
Mr. Gomez was looking for a similar introduction. “You are Washington, D.C., and you own the national debt, Sir,” the former Navy SEAL said. Mr. Gomez consistently brought up Mr. Markey’s 36-year record in Congress—a record which Mr. Markey seemed to embrace as he played to the strong Massachusetts Democratic base.
On June 25, voters in Massachusetts will be given a choice. They can vote for Rep. Ed Markey, one of the most liberal congressmen in the House of Representatives according to National Journal, or for Gabriel Gomez, a political outsider who has served his country as a Navy SEAL, graduated from Harvard Business School, and built a successful business.
Gomez is the son of Colombian immigrants, who grew up speaking Spanish at home. After graduating high school, Gomez was awarded a place at the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated with merit. He would go on to flight school, then eventually to become a Navy SEAL, making him one of the few Americans to achieve both the distinctions of being a Navy aircraft carrier pilot, and SEAL officer.
After leaving the Navy in 1996, Gomez earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and then entered the private sector. Working as a Principal at Advent International, Gomez learned how the economy works, and helped businesses like Lululemon become household names.
In the meantime, Rep. Ed Markey was trying to take down America’s economy by writing draconian cap-and-trade laws that, according to the Heritage Foundation, by 2035 would have reduced GDP by $7.4 trillion, raise electricity rates by 90%, gasoline prices by 74%, natural gas prices by 55%, and family annual energy bills by $1,500. Moreover, Markey has become a creature of Washington. He’s been a congressman since 1976 and is the picture perfect example of why term limits should be instituted for legislators.
Gabriel Gomez’s life is a picture of the American Dream. Rep. Ed Markey is just part of the American problem. We support Gabriel Gomez for Senate in Massachusetts.