This time, the candidate is retired Army Colonel Conrad Reynolds, one of several GOP candidates looking to run against Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), per the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Conrad Reynolds warned Wednesday that Americans need to speak out against what he described as domestic enemies.
"When I joined the military I took an oath to defend the Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic," Reynolds said. "I never thought it would be domestic, but in today’s world I do believe we have enemies here. It’s time for people to stand up. It’s time for us to speak out."
Reynolds, 49, of Conway is a retired U.S. Army colonel, having served in South Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq, among other countries….
Reynolds spoke to about a dozen people during a Central Arkansas Young Republicans Club meeting at a Little Rock restaurant.
"We need to change if we want to stop the way America is going toward socialism," Reynolds said. "We need someone to stand up to Barack Obama and his policies. We must protect our culture, our Christian identity." …
After his speech, Reynolds said before an interview that he would be careful with his answers.
"I don’t want to do a Kim Hendren," Reynolds said.
Reynolds was referring to state Sen. Kim Hendren, R-Gravette, who also has said he’s running for the U.S. Senate. Hendren, in a speech to a Republican group, referred to a U.S. senator from New York as being Jewish and during a legislative meeting referred to a black federal judge as being the "new minority" judge.