Why, Editorialismisnotjournalism, do you waste your time reading TW? And then commenting?
If you are really unhappy with McCain and you abstain from voting for a less than perfect alternative, the pretty good Ann Kirkpatrick, you're lowering the vote total McCain needs in order to win. Didn't someone once say: "The perfect is the enemy of the good"? Refusing to vote for Kirkpatrick will prove the adage true. Think about it. By the way, I have never voted for a candidate with whom I agreed 100%. There has never been such a candidate.
In the LD 10 House race local small business owner and twice unsuccessful candidate Todd Clodfelter has a web site that features some great pictures and a whole lot of words that fall short of offering much in the way of substantive ideas for improving the education and economy of our state. He's a nice guy who is unlikely to champion southern Arizona, Pima County and its municipalities against his party's leadership. We'll hear him tell us that the voices of Democrats aren't heard in Phoenix and a sure way to keep it that way would be to send more southern Arizona Republicans up there, where they'll only be heard saying 'aye' to the proposals of their leadership. Southern Arizona needs Gabaldon and Hernandez, Friese and Hanley, Mach and Engel in the House.
Four weeks ago Steele published an op ed in the Star on the economic opportunities that exist in the Arizona-Sonora border area, showing an understanding of the issues involved that so far surpasses the simplistic phraseology of the incumbent as to be embarrassing to Colonel McSally. But recent reports of a shortage of fighter pilots in our military may point to the next step on McSally's career ladder.
In reading the transcript of Zona Politics and previous comments, I'm surprised at the little attention given to Matt Heinz, who would make a fine predictable Congressman but I doubt if he would beat McSally. Victoria Steele will not be so predictable, is and will be more independent and has shown herself to be courageous beyond the ordinary. From the beginning of her campaign, Victoria has insisted it isn't about money, it's about commitment and passion, about a true concern for the common good, all of which she has displayed throughout her public and private life. Victoria Steele can win back the seat in which the Udall brothers, Jim Kolbe, Gabby Giffords and briefly Ron Barber served the people of southeastern Arizona so well over the past half century. With Victoria as her fall opponent, Colonel McSally's daily e-mail whining for 'more money, please' will perhaps nudge the local economy upward but will not buy her another term in the House.
Asked at the LD 10 House Clean Elections forum to describe a non-political professional accomplishment, Frogge explained her inability to do so because all her professional career has been in the political realm. Her most recent professional connection has been with the Center for Neighborhood Leadership, which appears to have no visible presence -- no office, phone number, web connection -- in Southern Arizona. Engel appears much better prepared to serve the people of the district, given her years of real world experience and accomplishments. And returning Stefanie Mach to the legislature is a must.
Isn't it refreshing to have two intelligent people, whose 'exactly the same' responses to pertinent questions are delivered spontaneously, not as memorized quotations from a playbook written by a puppeteer in Kansas or D.C.? Either Heinz or Steele would be a far superior representative for the people of CD 2 than 'wind me up and I'll say the same thing again.... and again.... and..............' McSally.
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