Businessman and independent Senate candidate Greg Orman delivered a major speech tonight that launched his closing argument, calling on Kansans to declare independence from Washington's broken syste
"What is at stake in this election year is the future of our country, not the future of any political party, or any of their leaders," said Orman. "To tell you the truth I really don't care that much about the future of the Democratic party or the Republican party, much less their leaders. This is about America. This is about Kansas."
Orman began his campaign early last spring when few people in Kansas knew his name, but his message of fixing Washington's broken system with a common sense, problem-solving focus has earned support with Kansans across the political spectrum who are tired of out-of-touch Washington politicians like Senator Roberts who have been failing Kansas.
"If elected, no matter how I vote to organize the Senate, I do not intend to be a silent soldier for either the Democrats or Republicans in the Senate," said Orman "I am going to stand for a better way, a new course in the Senate and work with Senators of any party who are willing to stand for commonsense real solutions to our problems. I will stand not with the partisans and the politicians but with the people of Kansas who say enough is enough."
Ultimately, Orman said this campaign is an opportunity to send a message to Washington.
"This election is a stark choice for the people of Kansas. It is not just a choice between two men, Pat Roberts and Greg Orman," Orman said. "The real choice is between preserving a broken political system that does not work for the people of Kansas and which is, daily, allowing the greatness of America to slip away or choosing a new kind of politics that says new leadership can rejuvenate both the people's sovereignty and our nation's future.
"In this election Kansas has the chance to change American history and show the rest of the nation that the people can take back their country. If we as Kansans collectively show our courage and declare our independence together, soon across the entire nation, other citizen candidates will come forth to also challenge the system. But it all starts here. The road to a new American politics runs through Kansas."
Orman delivered his speech at the Combat Brands warehouse in Lenexa -- a business he helped turn around, saving local jobs, and the spot where in June he first announced his independent run for the Senate to fix the broken politics of Washington, DC.