Conservative Party Candidate In NY-23: ‘Yes, We Can’

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October 27, 2009 7:23 a.m.

Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate in the NY-23 special election, has penned a new blog post at National Review, using a familiar slogan as a rallying cry for the right: “Yes, We Can.”

That was, of course, President Obama’s campaign slogan — which was in turn borrowed from the United Farm Workers union, and its campaigns of the early 1970’s with the Spanish slogan, “Sí se puede.” But Hoffman is speaking here of a wave of conservative change.

Hoffman also promises that if the Republican Party does not nominate truly conservative candidates, they’ll be seeing more third-party candidates like himself: “Our goal should not be a Republican majority. It should be a conservative majority. If the Republican party will not be conservative, then we are going to run against them . . . and we’re going to win.”

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