Delaware candidate for Governor Sean Goward is asking for YOUR help. No matter what your political views are, everyone deserves a shot to speak when they run for office. It can’t just be the blues and the reds that get to debate, no matter where it is. This message also applies to Andrew Groff, the gubernatorial candidate for the Green Party as well!
The most recent poll out of Quinnipiac on this issue has debate inclusion at a very favorable 62%. Delaware can do better than that though. Let’s get 100% and be fair to ALL the candidates!
Whether you support my campaign or not, I would like to ask your support in favor of an open and transparent election process. University of Delaware Center for Political Communication has a requirement that we meet a 10% poll threshold in a professionally conducted public opinion survey. I’m not sure how many of you have received phone calls asking you who you intend to vote for, but for the calls I’ve gotten, despite being on the ballot, unopposed in my party, I was not one of the options.
The market of ideas only improves with more options, and I’m not asking you to buy my ideas, or to vote for me. While the LP presidential nominee is working hard to meet his 15% threshold for debating on the national stage, more than 75% of people polled support having third party candidates on the debate stage. In an election year that is marked by a distaste for a lack of options, what I am asking for is that we leverage the support of the people of Delaware for allowing your Libertarian candidate to stand on the debate stage next to Congressman Carney and State Senator Colin Bonini , and represent the ideals of Liberty.
If you would like to hear another voice outside the mainstream of options provided, please call or write to the University of Delaware Center for Political Communications and ask them to revisit their exclusionary policy that favors only the two party system. Thank you.
Yours in Liberty,
I would LOVE to see Sean Goward debate with Carney and Bonini. Groff as well. Let’s make it happen!
Contact Info to make this happen:
Phone: (302) 831-7771
Watching Delaware Democrats go after each other during primary time is amazing to watch in real time. It’s like watching piranha at feeding time. They eviscerate each other. But then when the primary is over, they stand behind the selected candidate with unswayable loyalty, for the most part. I don’t see this as much with Delaware Republicans, but then again they seem to be more careful about having too many candidates in any given race. I disagreed with a letter sent out by the Delaware Democrat Party Chair, John Daniello, a couple of months ago. This letter asked candidates to consider why they were truly running. This angered many candidates and their supporters, but after seeing some of the stuff I’ve seen, I can see where he was coming from.
This is the kind of stuff that creates decades-long resentments. It can’t be good for the party. I try not to get into political conversation too much unless it relates to education in some way. But watching legislators who are usually close allies go against each other over which candidate is best is not good in the long-term. I respect their right to back a candidate, but some of them are relentless. We all do it in one way or another. Party loyalty is only there when it suits someone. The election process has to be the most cutthroat system out there. And it’s usually not the candidates themselves who are doing it but their supporters.
In eight days, the playing field will be leveled. And then we see the opposite: party supporters going after the other party. I expect this to be a whirlwind next couple of months. Things are likely to get ugly. What is always unreal is watching those who blast a primary candidate but when that candidate wins they become the best thing since sliced bread.
I will come out with more endorsements, playing right along with this crazy election season. I’ll talk about why I don’t think so and so is a good candidate or why that person is better. I’ll go to some of the debates and hopefully get to ask a question or two. I’m sure there will be some huge controversy around a candidate or eight. It’s what we do in Delaware. We eat each other alive and then wonder why nothing ever gets done in the state. As I’ve said before, I don’t swear absolute fealty to either party. I’m an issues guy, not a one or the other guy.
If I have a beef with a candidate, I will give a long and detailed explanation as to why and back it up with reference material.
Just my thoughts on what I’m seeing out there… Kevin