What a hatchet job the Republican Party - along with The Durango Herald - did on Lew Webb, the one-time candidate for
the state representative of the 59th District.
Webb was painted as the son of a California auto dealership magnate" who spent his professional life working for his
father's automotive empire." His father had the largest Lexus dealership in the country that brought in revenue in
excess of $500 million.
It was also reported that Webb spends time at his ranch hosting missionaries and church events." According to the
Herald, Webb said he prayed hard before deciding to pursue public office because of a strong commitment to his core
conservative Christian values."
Wow, what a rat he must be! How dare he be successful in business, work with Christian missionaries and pray to God
before trying to enter politics.
Tom Crabb, Republican Party co-chairman, said there was a disconnect between Webb and the party's expectations.
According to Webb, the party grew unsupportive of his traditional family values. By golly, it wouldn't surprise me if
the man might be against abortion, too. How awful.
State Rep. Ellen Roberts, who is running for the Colorado Senate and according to Webb, was not helpful to his
campaign and sought to replace him," said in the article labels like 'moderate' aren't helpful." Republican Party
co-chairwoman Barb Bales said she really doesn't know what 'moderate' means."
I think Roberts and Bales should spend a little time in front of a mirror to gain a bit of knowledge about the word
At times like these, we desperately need people like Lew Webb who are not ashamed to stand for Christian family values.
More power to him. We do not need politicians like Roberts and so many others like her. The Republican Party had better
take a long look at what its core values are and maybe even spend a little time in prayer asking for help.
Paul Bynum, Durango