( – promoted by Colorado Pols)
I know you’re very busy and all. I’m disappointed that you do not have time to sit down with me for an interview to give me, and the people who read my blog, a chance to find out what you want to do as Governor. But hey, there are only 24 hours in a day.
The thing is, with the economy in the toilet, who we elect as Governor matters – a lot. We, and by we I mean all of us voters, need to know what you will do. As I told one major Democratic officeholder – who we elect right now is too important to vote based on party identification. I am voting for the individual who I think will do the best job.
Now I know you would prefer to answer these questions after you are elected. But in these perilous times, we can’t afford to buy a pig in a poke. We need to hear from you now. Besides, it’s just not very Governor-ial of you to hide – we need a Governor who will stand up and address the problems we face.
I don’t think you can responsibly ask any Colorado citizen for their vote until you have given us direct and specific answer to the following questions. I hope even Dick Wadhams will expect solid answer to the following before he promises you his vote. Because we voters must select the candidate who is best for the state and the country.
- Where exactly will you cut the budget to balance it? If you say eliminate waste & inefficiency, please identify where that is as there is no line item in the budget with that description.
- Do you support the proposed ballot initiatives that will further reduce the state budget? If so, again what specifically will you cut if those initiatives pass?
- Where do you stand on FASTER? And is that stand subject to future (daily) changes?
Yes the state could be better managed – Ritter’s good but he’s not perfect. Yes we can find more sensible approaches to what the government provides (starting with K-12 schools).
But the fact is Ritter is doing a good job. And you need to convince us you can do better. Because face it, most of the primary major causes of the world of hurt we are in today are due to inept Republicans from George Bush to Doug Bruce.
If you want our consideration, we need real answers from you. If you can’t do it now, how on earth will you be able to do it for real as Governor. And if you can’t deliver as Governor, then how can you even ask for our vote?
ps – The offer of the interview still holds. I think if you have what it takes to be Governor, you should be able to handle an hour with me.