Dan Cox and “The Road Not Taken”

by Dr. Ed Berry

Mike Dennison in the Billings Gazette exposed this Tester-Cox charade.

First, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is a well-funded environmental, global warming nut-case group that backs Obama, Tester, and every other flaming liberal candidate in America. They push expensive, unreliable wind power while doing all they can to stop hydroelectric, carbon fuels, and nuclear power. The LCV is anti-American.

Second, LCV sent $410,000 to the Montana Hunters and Anglers Leadership Fund (MHALF), a political action committee that supports Democratic US Senator Jon Tester while masquerading behind a name that implies they support hunting. MHALF overlooks the fact that Tester supports Canadian wolves in Montana which have decimated Montana’s big game hunting as well as the cattle on private lands.

Third, MHALF is now spending $498,000 on TV ads, $40,000 on web ads, and $146,000 on mailing costs, to support Dan Cox, the Libertarian candidate for  US Senate, as “The Real Conservative.”

Dan Cox said,

“I loved the commercial. I couldn’t have put together a better commercial against Rehberg on my behalf.”

Follow the dots. As of this moment, Dan Cox is allowing himself to be Jon Tester’s toady. Will he continue or will he make a very important decision?

Dan Cox is in a pivotal position like few people have ever found themselves.

He has two clear choices:

  1. He can continue as a candidate, bathing in the ads of our enemy, Tester, and maybe pull 4 percent of the total vote. On this path Dan Cox risks being instrumental in a Tester win. If Tester is the 51st US Senate vote, Dan Cox will have a burden to bear for the rest of his life.
  2. He can step up to the plate and announce he is pulling out of the race for US Senate, and, like Ron Paul, endorse Denny Rehberg. If Dan Cox does this and rejects the half million dollars of Tester campaign money, he will be a hero to conservatives in Montana and America. He will be my hero.

Dan Cox is in a unique, once-in-a-lifetime position of being able to choose between an enormous upside or an enormous downside with no options in between. Dan Cox is a good man and I hope he will make the best choice both for himself and for America.

To help Dan make his decision, here is a famous poem by Robert Frost:

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

4 thoughts on “Dan Cox and “The Road Not Taken””

  1. I made up my mind B4 reading that little poem. I will take the road less traveled, sort of like where the Constitution has being going. But I won't sigh having taken it. You all who choose the beaten path will sigh cause you'll all end up exactly where you started. If voting for the lesser of 2 evils is OK for you all, then voting my principles is OK for me.

  2. @1, Dear Ele, the road "less traveled by" is the road where Dan would pull out of his campaign, rebuff Tester, and support Denny. The road most traveled by is to do nothing and stay in the race. 99 percent will take the road most traveled by.

  3. The real toady is eddy. Little ed has a ver big mouth and he loves to hear himself speak. Nothing makes eddy happier than to fall to sleep whilst listening to his own voice.

    Eddy has also a love affair with the right left dialectic. He loves his toady audience who love also to listen to eddys voice before going to bed.

    True eddy is an intellectual but equally true is that little eddy is a first rate con man. Look at the list of eddys buddies, M.G. Paul Valleley, Livingstone, Rehburg, all useful idiots living out their golden years in this beautiful part of Montana. Curious that eddy, Livingstone, and Valleley like to haunt the northwest. You think maybe they do it for the money, the enjoyment, the sense of power it gives the little men, or all three?

    Eddy, were you too at the Presidio with Mr Aquino and Velleley?

    You sure do hang out with some queer folks now don't you.

  4. So you are the John Swenson of Polson who ran for Montana House District 12 http://johnswenson.org/. Looks like little Johnny has not learned to spell even when the people's names are right in front of him. Good you lost the primary election. We don't want a room-temperature IQ in the Montana legislature.

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