So, some of you are probably wondering…is he going to run?
Whilst I have been hemming and hawing over the merits of running for public office during this point in my life and this point in our nation’s tumble toward one-party rule (read: statism), a fine candidate for the GOP has thrown his hat into the ring for the U.S. Sentate seat in the form of Len Britton, from Woodstock. I don’t know if its politeness that keeps me from entering, or realism. Len is in a much better position in life to throw himself into the type of candidacy necessary to unseat the super-incumbent, Pat Leahy.
Still, the passage of the monstrous health care reform bill leaves me itching to get off my duff and fight back (politically speaking, of course) against the encroachment of my liberties and more importantly, the liberties of my children (not to mention the wallets of my children’s children’s children).
The House Seat? Keith Stern from Springfield, who I have not met, has launched a campaign to challenge Peter Welch. While this certainly doesn’t preclude me from entering the race, I wish him well because Welch voted for both the health care reform bill and the cap and trade (read: tax) bill last year.
The conclusion…well, let me hear it. What do you think about me running for a national public office like Senator or Representative? A strength of mine is careful deliberation, but it can easily be considered a weakness when it takes too long to reach a decision. As we approach the summer season (a golden opportunity for me to campaign), I need to wrap up my deliberations and make my decision.
In the meantime, I hope to be making useful contributions to my local GOP group and letting people know where I stand regardless of whether or not I run for office.