Liberal Fargo Forum Endorses A Straight Republican Ticket
Make no doubt about it, the Fargo Forum is a left-wing publication. Their reporting skews left. Their editorial board endorses a big-government philosophy that is way to the left of most North Dakotans. In editorial after editorial the limited government philosophy is mocked and derided.
But when it comes time to endorse candidates for office, the Forum’s desire to be seen and heard backing a winner trumps ideology, apparently. Which is why the Forum has endorsed Republicans Rick Berg and Jack Dalrymple for Senate and governor, respectively, and today endorses Republican Kevin Cramer for the US House.
A fiscal conservative, he will be a strong voice in the U.S. House when it comes to being prudent with taxpayers’ money. He will be among those House members who will try to slow the growth and limit the reach of the federal government.
A man of deep faith and moral conviction, Cramer will insist the nation adhere to and return to standards and values that have been compromised and eroded. Anyone who knows Cramer understands that his faith informs his public service and everything else in his life.
He’s worked hard for North Dakota in various state and private capacities. He’s been successful in those endeavors. North Dakotans would be well served to send Cramer and his work ethic to the U.S. House.
That’s all certainly true of the Kevin Cramer I know. He is, by far, the most conservative Republican on the statewide ballot this year. But it’s funny to read a Forum editorial extolling the virtues of a conservative because it is such departure from the typically orthodox liberal dogma that makes up the bedrock of the Forum’s editorial positions.
If the Forum’s editorial board had the courage of their convictions, they’d have been endorsing the Democrats.Tags: election 2012, fargo forum, Kevin Cramer, North Dakota News