Steve Forbes joins FreedomWorks

Human Events

Dick Armey and FreedomWorks are pleased to announce that Steve Forbes has officially joined the board of directors for the grassroots powerhouse. As a longtime champion of limited government, Forbes is a great addition to FreedomWorks’ team in the battle for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.

When accepting the position, Steve Forbes stated:
“I am very pleased to join the board of FreedomWorks, an organization that for more than two decades has fought for conservative initiatives like entitlement reform, the flat tax, and serious efforts to control runaway federal spending. I expect great things from this organization as it reenergizes the American conservative movement and helps to define the 2008 presidential campaign under the excellent leadership of Dick Armey.”

Former Majority Leader and current Chairman of FreedomWorks Dick Armey commented:
“We are honored to have Steve Forbes join the board of FreedomWorks. Steve and I have long been friends, and I look forward to working with him to refocus the direction of the conservative movement. We have ambitious plans for 2007, and Steve’s leadership will be a great asset in the fight for individual liberty and economic freedom. In my lifetime, I have seen the conservative movement reborn on three occasions; Goldwater, Reagan, and the Contract with America. Steve and I agree this is a critical moment to rejuvenate the conservative movement a fourth time.”

FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe added:
“Two of the most successful policy entrepreneurs since Reagan are now on the same team. We have a lot of work ahead of us. The addition of Forbes to our organization will help us achieve our major goals for 2007: stopping bad legislation, helping to define the economic agenda in early presidential primaries, and igniting a new grassroots push for checking the growth of government.”

FreedomWorks is a grassroots organization with more than 800,000 members nationwide dedicated to lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.

As I have speculated previously, Dick Armey may be toying with the idea of running in 2008.
We’ll see what happens.


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