Thursday, October 7, 2010

Doug Heckman Deserves Better

A question that has crossed my mind recenty is why isn't the DCCC, or anyone from the Democratic Party helping Doug Heckman in his run for congress for a second time?

This is a open seat that was vacated by John Linder who decided not to run for re-election. His chief of staff Rob Woodall is seeking to repalce his former boss as representatie for the people of the 7th Congressional District.

Heckman got 38% last time around, the most a democrat has gotten in that district in over 15 years & one would think democrats would be targeting this seat as a potential pickup opportunity for them as they brace for a possible loss of the House of Representatives.

Its hard to find candidates like Doug to run for office in this state (congress), especially as a democrat. (Remember we had Bill Gillespie, Bobby Saxon in 2008) His background & accomplishments are one that outshines that of his opponent Rob Woodall, who's claim to fame is a book that he helped Linder & Neil Boortz co-write regarding the "FairTax".

Heckman is a graduate of West Point, a former Green Beret, US Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. while Deployed to Afghanistan area soon after 9/11, earning a bronze star & other medals, US Army Colonel & Advisor to the Iraqi Army while deployed in Iraq for 13 months, Special Forces Colonel, briefed the US Commanding Generals on the daily activities of Green Berets and Navy SEALs across the battlespace.

Past President, local Homeowners Association (3 years) , Advisory Board – Operation One Voice Boy Scouts – numerous positions (current) ,Serve as leader on Senator Johnny Isakson’s Academy Selection Board , Serve on Investment Committee for West Point Endowment. His background also includes business where he has worked in the financial services field overseeing companies with $40-50 Billion in assets, he's active in his local church & has two sons who are also at West Point, following in their dad's footsteps.

Like I said, Woodall's major plank is the Fair Tax in addition he wants to get rid of the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, among other things. Plus Woodall is far from being a outsider. He is a washington insider. having been there since 1994.

Heckman is a conservative democrat who loves his country, supports the second amendment, wants to see fiscal discipline, energy security, real Tax Reform that benefits all Americans, not for certain people, etc.

Doug Heckman deserves better. He didn't have to run for congress, he could have stayed in the private sector, but decided to run for congress because he felt like congress lost its way in not dealing with problems such as the deficit, energy reform, jobs, etc.


Anonymous said...

Woodall is also self serving. He will personally gain by being elected by selling more of his snake oil books

Anonymous said...

O PLEASe,Heckman is a Republican,Running as Democrat.He,is lier,cheat,hateful person-maybe he is good for Congress as a Democrat!

The 7th Congressional District si solid Conservative but not going for a Democrat.

He,also needs to keep his facts straight and watch out for questionable lady friends he has hanging around.

Last, I heard he is unemployed and over -80,000 in debt.

Really, Heckman is just a total jerk.

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha! That last comment was so hysterically funny! Is that the best you can do, something nonsense, and questionable lady friends? At least they are ladies, which is more than I can say for Robbie. (I'm sorry - that just HAD to be said).

On a more serious note, Rob is a political hack who needs to be fired from his government job and learn about working in the private sector he so adores. On the way, he needs to learn about true service, something more about the world outside Washington, and get rid of the smug sense of entitlement he has that he deserves to remain on the hill.

Keith is right. Doug Heckman has the good character and experience to serve us well

Unknown said...

I believe I know where that comment came from and you can ignore it, she is batsh*t crazy and has an axe to grind.

Doug is a standup guy running in a tough district. He has the stuff to make a great representative. If the 7th was just Gwinnett with its 850k citizens, this would be a toss-up race.

Anonymous said...

To above comment. Its not just Gwinnett co. Walton and Barrow have people that matter also. Its nice to know that us backwood people out here WILL influence an election.

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