Gibson: easy and hard choice for delegate
On the surface, the choice for our new delegate appears hard. All four are qualified, capable and respectable individuals deserving of consideration. But one candidate has distinguished himself from the others by having endorsements from many of the local established politicians.
While I am sure he advertises this as a reason to support his candidacy, I take the opposite view. Many of the incumbents he lists have a history of supporting increased government and, when necessary, increased taxes to support that government.
They have done so repeatedly in the past and will (in my opinion) do so again in the future. Further, "politics as usual" is the last thing we need right now. I would greatly prefer less of the "same" and more of the "new."
So, for me, part of the choice for delegate is easy: minimum (preferably no) connections to the established politicians whose past votes have helped to generate the mess we are in. The second part of the choice is hard.
The remaining three candidates are all successful in their personal lives and their business ventures. They each have good ideas and (I think) would serve us well. But you can only choose one. I choose Ken Gibson. His record of past service, both to the country with the Marines, and in a variety of other venues, appeals to me. You’ll have to make your own hard choice, but first make the easy one.