John Carney…no. Colin Bonini…no. Sean Goward…YES! Next Tuesday, do the right thing and vote for Sean Goward for Delaware Governor. There isn’t another choice. It is essential. If you want to hear another four years of useless sound bites coming from a Governor that is just following the script and Delaware students losing out even more, then I suggest you begin praying for the future of Delaware. I think Bonini and Carney are nice guys. But Governor material? No. Politicians? Yes. But we desperately need something different in Delaware. We need someone who will take the bull by the horns and really shake things up. Someone who will clear the rot in the foundation of this state.
I’ve met Goward a couple of times. I’ve had long conversations with him. Back in September, I posted an article where I asked 32 really tough questions on education to the Governor candidates. All but Carney responded. He wanted to wait to come out with his “education platform”. I read that document. It was a love song for the Delaware Dept. of Education and Rodel and their big plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act. Bonini’s responses to my questions were okay in some areas, but his schtick about failing schools based on standardized test schools is unacceptable given everything he should know by now about Delaware education.
But Goward? He gets it. He understands the absolute crap being foisted on Delaware students and teachers. He knows about all the corporate education reform going on. He accepts that Delaware has a lot of issues as a whole and we need to clear out the rot. When I hear people complaining about things in this state, and not the usual political/corporate jargon thrown around, but the real issues and problems, I see Sean Goward as being the best person to lead this state. We need radical change. Our two-party system just plain doesn’t work anymore. I would love to see a come from behind third-party candidate like Sean Goward actually win next Tuesday. He is Libertarian. Who cares? In the end, does the label matter more than the person behind the label? What that person stands for? Their inner integrity? Labels aren’t getting Delaware anywhere. Party loyalty is crippling this state, as well as our country, more than anything else.
I’m asking you to take a chance on Sean Goward. I’m asking you to take a chance on a better Delaware. A more transparent state that people can actually be proud of. We need someone who won’t bend to lobbyists and corporate interests. Someone who will lead this state based on the will of the people, not those who throw pies in the sky with ten year visions. Our children deserve better than the other two guys. Our families do. Our state does. Vote for Sean Goward on November 8th. Vote for a leader of the people.