The 2018 midterm election is a year away, and fundraising letters pour into my inbox like a firehose blasting into a bucket.
Most get ignored. A few I glance at, just to register their breathless urgency: THE LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS! GIVE ME MONEY NOWWWW!!!!
But one plea, from our neighbor to the north, stood out. Let me, without biasing you as to why, present an email received Wednesday from Fmr. Captain Kevin Nicholson, USMC.
The letterhead reads: "Marine. Outsider. Conservative."
The email begins:
Neil, I’m a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a proud conservative from Wisconsin running for the United States Senate to neutralize the threat of Senator Tammy Baldwin’s liberal extremism. I joined the Marines because I saw a threat to America and wanted to do everything I could to protect the country I love. I was deployed to the deadliest place in Iraq just weeks after my first son was born. My team worked to combat the growing threat to democracy around the world.I can't print the entire message. It ends:
It’s time to Send In The Marine. Semper Fi, Kevin Nicholson, Conservative Republican for US Senate P.S. As a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran, I answered the call to serve my country when the threat was abroad. I’m now ready to answer the call to protect my country from the threat in our own backyard.Anything stand out? Maybe the same thought occurred to you as occurred to me: "This guy's a Marine."
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