Although Texas Sen. John Cornyn is expected by all pundits and observers to have an easy time of it in the 2014 Republican Primary, his polling numbers are very low, so low that seven candidates have filed to run against him. I’ve been watching Dwayne Stovall for the better part of six months, trying to determine if he is a real candidate or one of the many fly by night candidates that enter political races for publicity. It has become clear to me that Stovall is a serious candidate, so I reached out and asked him if he would like to introduce himself to our readers.
I learned an awful lot about him during this interview. One of the things I like about doing the video interviews is that I can see the body language and facial expressions of the candidates, which shows me where their passion really lies. Watch his body language each time we discuss anything related to the overreach of the federal government and how that harms our freedom.
That was a lot of fun. We did get a bit snarky about my congressman, Steve Stockman, and what his entry into the race means but it was all in fun. The biggest laugh was about the national media declaring that Stockman was the “tea party candidate”. That’s laughable and shows how lazy the media can be. Stockman had no tea party support when his very deceptive campaign was successful in winning CD36. A few libertarian groups is about all he had. He might be able to trick a few north Texas tea party groups into supporting him but that’ll be about it.
I think this race is going to be more interesting than the professionals are predicting. I have been a long time supporter and defender of Sen. Cornyn but I cannot deny that during his time in Washington, the overall condition of the country has spiraled downward. Obviously that isn’t wholly the fault of Sen. Cornyn but the fact is that he has voted, time and time again, for some of the policies that helped to create that downward spiral. And then when he is up for re-election, his votes get closer to what the Republicans of Texas want. It may well be that I vote for him again if I cannot find a better candidate – I understand that in one interview with Dwayne Stovall it is impossible to learn enough about him to vote for him. That said, I can say that it made me want to learn more about him.
I’d encourage you to learn more about him too.
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An interview with Dwayne Stovall that focuses on international policy:Interview with Dwayne Stovall, Candidate for U.S. Senate (Texas)