Candidate Assessment: Connely, Michael (R)

NAGO Assessment:

1. Must be Peaceful, Respectful and Fully Law Abiding (#1 Rule of NAGO) – Not to be confused with complying to tyrannical or overreaching law. 
FAIL. Connely has a history of NOT holding up in this area.

2. Supports and Participates in NAGO Calls to Action 
FAIL. Connely orginally supported and participated in NAGO Calls to Action when it garnered support from our members. A few weeks prior to our rescindment of support for this campaign, the support and participation had dissipated.

3. Supports Individual Freedoms 
PASS. The message from Connely is that he supports individual freedom. However, prior written articles would suggest that Connely is not a true supporter of Medical Freedoms. The initiatives he has written say a lot of the things we want them to say, however, the method for which they are being pushed leaves us to believe that he has no intention of actually passing anything.

4. Supports and Participates with Liberty Minded NE Grassroots Efforts – Team Player 
FAIL. Connely is not a team player. He is happy to show up if you’re going to hand him a microphone, but the support and participation in efforts of other groups is non-existent.

5. Attends Local Meetings 
PASS. Prior to Connely’s entrance into the gubernatorial race, he had attended NO local meetings. To date, he has attended only the State Board of Education meeting(s).

6. Presents a Sense of Patriotism 
PASS. Connely is a proud veteran of the US Marines.

7. Outspoken/Well-spoken on Inalienable Rights 
PASS. Connely has focused on 2A Rights, Election Integrity and the ability to decline a covid-19 shot.

8. Doesn’t Cater to False Narratives 
PASS. So long as Connely is aware that something is a false narrative, he does not cater to it.

9. Acts/Serves/Talks/Promises in the Best Interest of Others – Type of Leader 
FAIL. So far, Connely is all Talk and Promises. He has organized a campaign on the backs of dedicated Patriots based on promises of the preservation of our liberties. Following prior assessments, these promises seem to be all talk with little to no potential for follow through.

10. Prior Involvement/Achievements in Liberty Minded Efforts or Government
FAIL. Connely is a former military member. He has ties to the US Department of Defense, the Japanese government, and extensive “contagion” preparedness training. 

SCORE: 5/10

Summary of Candidate

For many reasons NAGO does not support Michael Connely for Governor of Nebraska. Despite Connely’s display of many of the characteristics that we might look for in a candidate, his violation of our #1 Rule, his lack of ability to be a team player, and our distrust for his intentions, we cannot not recommend Connely for an elected position.

We do think he has expressed many good ideas. His time, and Nebraskans, would be better served if his focus was in this area. Working towards preserving our liberties and preventing overreach is not limited to an elected position.

Pertinent Evidence & Observations

NAGO In-Person Interactions

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