While I may not be in a position to sway anybody’s vote I offer my 2-cents on the upcoming election;
President – Obama
While I haven’t been very impressed with Obama, he has managed the turd sandwich that Bush handed him pretty good, and he has gotten some things accomplished. While I think Obamacare doesn’t do enough (should have been single-payer) it does help the ones most in need. I think by giving Obama a 2nd term you will see sweeping changes he wasn’t able to get done in his first term. Romney would be disastrous for our country, even more so then Bush. His lack of foreign policy knowledge and his disdain for the 99%ers is horrendous. He will destroy what is left of the middle-class.
US Congress – Varilek
While I was on the fence about Varilek, I will give him this much, he is smart as a whip. He pummeled Noem on every issue in the RCJ debate and showed that it is OK to be intelligent and knowledgeable when it comes to all things political. Noem is a puppet who relies on talking points and hoop earrings to get by and BTW Kristi, Medicare is already a government run healthcare program, what a dumba** thing to say.
PUC – McGovern
I had the pleasure of meeting McGovern at a luncheon, he is bright, and most of all he will do what a PUC member should do, stand up for the consumers. Fiegen has taken thousands in contributions from the energy companies. How do you think she will vote on rate issues? Gee I wonder.
State Senate – District 11 – Tom Cool
State Senate – District 13 (My district) – Sam Khoroosi
Heineman needs to be sent into retirement, she has gotten to comfortable in the legislature.
State Senate – District 15 – Angie Buhl
While Angie and I have our disagreements, Angie has a pure liberal heart, and we need more liberal hearts in Pierre. She also knows her issues.
State Senate – District 6 – Richard Schriever
I will say the same about Rich, a good liberal who has a strong resume when it comes to public service.
State House – District 9 – Mark Anderson
State House – District 11 – Darrell Solberg
State House – District 12 -Mike Knudson
While this may surprise some, I will give props to Mike for running in the party he actually belongs to (unlike his parents), he also has a wealth of knowledge about SD politics and will serve the state well – that, and Manny Steele needs to be given his walking papers. His crazy birther/tea party beliefs are over the top.
State House – District 14 – Marc S. Feinstein
State House – District 14 – Anne Hajek
I have had the pleasure to get to know Anne over the past year, she is smart, has a rock solid public service resume and truly cares about the public. While we may not always agree, she is willing to stand up for what she believes in and that is important.