To answer the question that keeps invading my vacation in the form of tweets, Facebook messages, texts, and emails — Congressman Jim Bridenstine. Jim is the guy I would support in an instant to replace Senator Coburn in Okalahoma. I don’t know whether he is running or not, but conservatives would be insane to not draft him into the race. In fact, I think conservatives should draft him, rally around him, and let the establishment be the side divided behind multiple candidates.
When Coburn ran for the Senate in 2004, the establishment rallied behind his opponent in the primary. Coburn was the outsider. But conservatives united behind him, rallied, and won. We need to do the same for Jim Bridenstine.
Jim’s a veteran, a friend, a solid conservative, and would continue Senator Coburn’s commitment to rooting out government waste, fraud, and abuse. He’d also stand with Senators Cruz and Lee to fight the fight that must be fought even against his own side over the size and scope of the federal government.
I don’t even have to consider other candidates in Oklahoma. In my mind, Jim is the only guy I’d want to support without reservation. I hope he’ll run.
Now back to vacation.