If you spend any time on Social Media, the couple hundred volunteers supporting also-ran GOP candidates are in a frenzy with a whole bunch of stories that have evolved out of control.
Amongst the lies are allegations that Cox cavorted with former Nazi George Soros and still another is that John Cox is a liberal. This is a process that happens in most campaigns where political opponents seek to de-humanize their opponents.
In researching John Cox, I ran across a stunning passage in an article about his nascent run for President in 2007. His political opponents have sought to criticize him for running for President, but a closer investigation shows why John Cox should be taken very seriously now that he is working with professionals in the California Governor’s race:
- Christians & Jews believe in the right to life. (Sep 2007)
- Nominate only judges who refuse to legislate from the bench. (Sep 2007)
- Save “snowflake babies”: no experiments on frozen embryos. (Sep 2007)
- No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion. (Sep 2007)
- Define unborn life as a fundamental right. (Jul 2007)
- Personal history–conceived in rape–makes him anti-abortion. (May 2007)
- There is no ‘right of privacy’ in the Constitution. (Mar 2007)
A: This issue tears this country apart. And it shouldn’t. I’m a Christian. Most of you, if not all of you, are Christians or Jews. We believe in the right to life. We need to talk to the American people about responsibility. You know, in 1955, my mother already had a child. She conceived me, and my real father walked out. If abortion had been legal in 1955, I wouldn’t be standing here before you today. This is personal to me. It’s about responsibility. My mother took responsibility for me. She’s glad she did, and I’m glad she did, and my children are glad she did. And that’s what we need to talk about on this issue, with the American people. I, too, will make sure I appoint judges that don’t make the law, but will interpret it only. We need to end the reign of the activist judges, and restore some sanity to the right to life.
This is from the values voters summit. But what blew me away was this quote from a Weekly Standard Article about John Cox’ run for President:
By no means is he humorless, but he seems like a serious person. Let him tell it: “I’m a serious person.” Born poor on Chicago’s South Side to a mother who was raped by a father who split shortly thereafter (he points to his very existence as the reason he’s adamantly against abortion), Cox, 51, (now 62) is a self-made man. He finished college in two and a half years “because I was paying for it,” he says, adding, “My daughter finished in five years–because I was paying for it.” He later went on to start several businesses: a law/accounting firm, an investment advisory firm, a real estate management company, and a venture capital firm. In the mid-’90s, he led a group that purchased the Jays Foods potato chip manufacturer, sparing more than 600 local jobs and taking it from a $17-million loss to a $3-million profit in less than a year.
This biographical snippet vaults John Cox to the front of the line in any debate about background and qualifications and effectively ends any discussion about how conservative he is.
To be continued…