Peter Van Loan worries about the effects of the so-called Reform Act:
Van Loan believes there are “real problems” with the Reform Act. He says the bill may be well-intentioned but it isn’t needed and doesn’t provide for sufficient vetting of potential candidates. Chong has suggested riding associations have the final say over selection of candidates, rather than a party leader.
“I don’t want to be on the same team as people who have been convicted of fraud, charged with influence peddling or are holocaust deniers,” Van Loan said.
All I have to say is that I’m a little surprised Mr. Van Loan holds the same low opinion of the Conservative Base as I do. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, though; this gang does engage in base-whispering on a regular basis. The Conservatives obviously are aware that most racists, fraudsters, and other unsavory types vote for their team.