Kitzhaber is ready to lead - now
To the editor:
Dudley is running on a "new face" "new direction" platform.It's the best he can do as a completely untested candidate with no political, job-creating, or qualifying management experience.It is very understandable that Oregonians are hoping for a miracle.But let's take a look at California's hope for a miracle eight years ago.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, too, was a tall, handsome, athletic,
businessman-celebrity who had never held political office.Californians
swooned.Having fallen for the same hype and hope we now hear about the
Republican candidate in Oregon, California voters even recalled sitting
Governor Gray Davis to put in the pie-in-the-sky Terminator,
Where is California today? 13-percent+ unemployment under the
inexperienced newcomer. And what abouthis promise of working with both
parties for abright new future for California? Annual budget
stalemates, California paying its bills with IOUs, and spending
deficits as far as the eye can see.
Oregonians, don't be fooled.Governing is not basketball. A "new face"
could mean a bad governor.There is no miracle out there. Oregon needs
all the skillful experience it can get - starting day one.And John
Kitzhaber has it.Elect Kitzhaber.