Saturday, January 23, 2010

Texas Republican Governor's Race Primary

Here in Texas we Republicans have three choices for Governor in the primaries.

The first is the incumbent, Governor Rick Perry. He has been playing a good conservative game lately. He did go to the tea parties. He eventually vetoed SB 1440. And Sarah Palin is participating in a rally for him. But I never really thought that was who he truly was. It seems like he is playing a game and he knows a conservative is more likely to win. And I haven't forgotten that he (by executive order) tried to shove the HPV vaccine down Texans throats.

His website boasts that he has aggressively created jobs, but I found out that almost all of the "created jobs" are in the government sector. So how does that equate to a small government Republican? The rest of his issues section seems good at face value.

But there is also a lot of bad points to be read about here. The first one mentioned is:
The Trans Texas Corridor and the gargantuan, multi-billion dollar toll road fiasco. The TTC and the toll roads are the biggest taxing, spending, and tolling increases in the history of Texas! The toll road scam screws Texas taxpayers, consumers, drivers and landowners. Rick Perry shoved toll roads down the throats of millions of Texans. It is a prime example of the big government, pro-tax, pro-toll agenda of Rick Perry. Then he wants to sell these roads off for quick cash like a fool.

The second is Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. I would label her as a moderate. This website is a great resource for why I can't even consider voting for KBH. Her issues section sounds good but I just don't trust her.

The third is my favorite, Debra Medina. This lady is all about freedom. What a breath of fresh air! Her main talking points are repealing the property tax so that you can really own your property and have true property rights and protecting gun ownership/the right to defend yourself and protect your property. She rightly says that these are two of the pillars of a free society. One of the things that I like most about her is that she actually appears to have read and understood the US Constitution and the Texas Constitution. She is not afraid to talk about states nullifying unconstitutional laws passed by Congress.

Her issues page has a section on the right to life. It is simple enough.

Pro-Life Period

Life begins at conception and concludes at natural death.

Every human is created in the image of God. God, not man, is the measure of all things. Every human life is precious and I will work to protect innocent human life.

The main "con" against Mrs. Medina is that she has no experience. I think video on her home page is a great answer to that.

The other is: Can she win? Well, after Mr. Brown win in Massachusets, I would say anything is possible. She has gone up from 3% in the fall to 12% in the most current Rassmusen poll.
I hope that continues to gain momentum.

You can watch her responses in a recent debate below. You can click through to Youtube to view the other parts or click on the related videos when you are done.

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