...it hasn’t just been about the fact that I stand for our core conservative values. NY-23 is important because it is all of us — conservatives around the country — who are emerging to take a stand against liberalism from both parties.
That sort of emergence is natural to the American worldview. We believe that great things are built on simple virtues. We understand that real prosperity is created by free people living by clear rules. We trust people whose actions arise naturally from principles. We admire leadership, but are skeptical of command.
Conservatives won’t be prodded to support something we don’t believe in, not for clever “strategic” reasons or because of party labels.