Conservatives who wanted a champion not afraid to take the fight to Obama have found a hero in Joe Wilson, my congressman, who catapulted to fame by shouting "You LIE" at President Obama when he falsely claimed that WE were the ones lying about illegal immigrants qualifying for benefits under Democrat health care takeover plans!
Contributions have poured in from across the country from disaffected citizens willing to vote NO on Obama with their checkbooks by supporting a conservative like Joe.
Over one million in contributions have poured in thus far, surpassing the early lead his opponent briefly held.
Ben Smith at the Politico describes the wave of support Joe is experiencing this way:
Wilson's success -- despite having been criticized by Republican leaders -- represents the power of the conservative grassroots to reward politicians who confront the White House in the sharpest terms.As I have said repeatedly to fellow conservatives who are frequently upset with what they see as lackluster leadership from GOP elected officials, go out and find solid conservatives you can support enthusiastically and put your money where your mouth is!
Visit Joe's web site if you want to join me and the throng of well wishers willing to pony up to help this conservative champion. Even if you only give a few dollars, you'll be making a statement that cannot be ignored. At the site you'll see the video where Joe explains that despite his apology to President Obama, he's not backing down from defending our viewpoint.