Debating the Issues
Last night I did something I don’t recall ever doing before; I attended a political debate. Except that I figured I’d maybe get a sense for how the different candidates matched my values, I didn’t know what to expect.
Well, I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. The one expectation was realized, but I also experienced some things I didn’t think might happen. I was actually amused by some things, and surprised by others.
As anyone who was there can attest to, there where moments that looked as if a fracas might break out. Questions were presented by the panel, and each of the candidates did his best to respond.
I think all three men are fighters in their own right, and all have great pools of business and civic experience to draw upon. All three have some great people behind them and earnestly want the job. I didn’t speak nor write a question because as I listened, every basic concern I have was answered. I think the interview went very well, and I look forward to hearing more this coming Wednesday.
As I do not reside in the 19th District, I am unable to vote for any of these men. But I am a resident of Florida and the United States, and whichever of them is elected will affect my family, friends, and me for a long time to come.
Furthermore, since I cannot imagine a Democratic contender winning this seat in the current political climate, I believe the seat will certainly be won by one of these three men. I am blessed with the ability to size things up quickly and make decisions based on that, and seldom has that ability failed me.
As I said, I am not able to vote in that district; but I couldn’t vote for Scott Brown either. While I don’t necessarily agree with Scott on every issue, that didn’t prohibit me from doing what I could to campaign on his behalf from Florida because I felt he was the best choice for my home state and our country. Now I’ve found a candidate here that shares my values and I believe will be great for my new home, as well as our country.
That being said, I will do everything I can do to support the next Representative for Florida’s 19th District, Mr. Curt Price, and I urge my friends and associates to join me.