Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Post that was published on October 25. The letter explains why he is running for office and his beliefs. The eighteen paragraph (some of them one sentence paragraphs) letter to the editor can be summed-up in two paragraphs below.
Hoffman on his political beliefs: “They don’t seem to get it that increased spending leads to higher taxes and fuels a projected $9 trillion deficit. That earmarks and pork-barrel spending might be beneficial to their political careers, but are devastating to the taxpayers who foot the bill. They are oblivious to the fact that tort reform, cutting of waste, and the introduction of free-market solutions are the ways to lower the cost of health care. That Obama-care will only lead us down the slippery slope to socialized medicine.”
Hoffman on the Republican party and his base: “It is a battle that has been joined by current and former elected Republican officials, conservative activists and members of the ever-growing Tea Party and 9/12 movements. And if the GOP picks liberal candidates for the midterm congressional elections next year, they may find that there are a lot more people out there like me who won’t go along. We are not going to win by becoming more like the Democrats. We’re going to win by standing up for our beliefs.”