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OH-15: Stivers’ Conservative Challenger is Quite Unserious

August 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm Matt Leave a comment Go to comments

James Nash of The Columbus Dispatch reports that in the 15th District, Steve Stivers has a pro-life challenger.

And that would be just fine with me, but Nash didn’t mention how, even though David Ryon is certainly right-wing, Ryon’s website screams: “Don’t take me seriously!”

For example, here are the key points from Ryon’s issues page which makes me think he is more of a libertarian Paultard than a candidate willing to offer Stivers a serious challenge on social issues:

-Roll back spending in order to start paying off our $10+ Trillion dollar debt, abolish the Federal Reserve, and restore the gold standard.

-Right-size our federal government by getting rid of the Department of Energy, IRS, and Department of Homeland Security.

-Vote against a National ID Card and against the formation of a North American Union and vote for strengthen individual States rights.

-The one addition to government I would support is the creation of the Department of Peace and Non-Violence as a cabinet-level department of the executive branch as proposed by our founding father Benjamin Rush.

Would the most conservative members of the US House who aren’t named “Ron Paul”-  ie, Jim Jordan, Jeff Flake, Mike Pence, Ed Royce  – launch their campaigns by standing with the John Birch Society on the North American Union conspiracy and endorsing Dennis Kucinich’s Department of Peace? NO!

And Ryon is involved in social networks, too. For example, on Twitter he spends time having one-sided conversations with C-SPAN, soft rocker John Mayer, and Ellen DeGeneres. weird.

In the 15th District, the battle will be between two pro-abortion candidates who disagree on the use of public dollars to fund abortion. This is hardly an ideal situation, but Ryon is not a legitimate conservative alternative.

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  • Earl
    Well let's hope he's not in favor of making it easy to remit money to Somalia and force US banks follow Shari'a law like Stivers is.
  • Madrigal Maniac
    Not sure I would have a web counter on my site that shows only 97 people have visited.

    Also, the link to his web host is to the founder of godaddy's website. He is flanked by to women with very large breasts. Does Ryon think this will help him with the female demographic?

    Not sure what you find wrong with C-SPAN. Republican's are on it all the time. I also know many republican's who like Ellen. Also not sure why you think liberals like Mayer. I'm a liberal and I think he's creepy :-)
  • Nothing is wrong with CSPAN. I LOVE watching the various authors on there. But I don't start trying to have conversations with the network.
  • David Ryon
    I am a legitimate conservative alternative and serious Pro-Life Republican candidate whether you believe it or not. In the end, you must decide for yourselves who should be the Republican nominee based on the candidate's beliefs. Stivers may see the light once his child is born in September but can you trust somebody who would flip-flop and waffle on such an important issue such as Life? I will address some of the concerns that have been addressed in the other comments.

    US Banks should have to follow US laws. As far as the counter, the number will go up in time as more people look for an alternative to pro-murder candidates. We are hosting our site through GoDaddy.com. We removed the banner at the bottom that automatically is inserted when starting a web site through GoDaddy. Thank you for pointing that out. If you look on Twitter, the tweets were going to @cspanwj (CSPAN's live morning show Washington Journal) offering comments and questions to their guests on television so the responses are televised not responded to on Twitter. We have cleared off some of the old tweets. Other tweets were sent to @JohnKasich, @thehill, and @NRCC.

    I know it is easier to jump on board with a polished politician like Stivers but the voters of the 15th district will get to decide in the Republican Primary instead of being forced to accept a single candidate race. I was called a "Paultard" by Matt. If you mean am I a social and fiscal conservative and strict Constitutionalist then sure I am a "Paultard" as you sophomorically put it. Goto www.RyonforCongress.com and decide for yourselves who is the better Republican.

    Sincerely,
    David Ryon
    2010 GOP Candidate for Congress
    15th Congressional District, Ohio
    www.RyonforCongress.com
  • a real candidate wouldn't respond in this fashion. Paultard.
  • WL
    If he doesn't, it's construed to be cowardice.
    If he responds, he's a "Paultard" and more ad hominem arguments are used.

    Unfortunately, "Right Ohio" is already defending Stivers and is willing take it from Stivers and the local GOP. The posting fails to mention that this is an identical situation.

    Until recently, both seats were held for considerable time by moderate Republicans.
    Current Republican candidates were anointed by the local party and not the people
    Both Scozzafava and Stivers are part of the establishment/problem and need to be given the boot rather than promoted within the failed party

    Hopefully we get some national attention and similar alternatives get some much needed support.
  • WL
    If he doesn't, it's construed to be cowardice.
    If he responds, he's a "Paultard" and more ad hominem arguments are used.

    Unfortunately, "Right Ohio" is already defending Stivers and is willing take it from Stivers and the local GOP. The posting fails to mention that this is an identical situation.

    Until recently, both seats were held for considerable time by moderate Republicans.
    Current Republican candidates were anointed by the local party and not the people
    Both Scozzafava and Stivers are part of the establishment/problem and need to be given the boot rather than promoted within the failed party

    Hopefully we get some national attention and similar alternatives get some much needed support.
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