Refocusing for November
As conservatives and Republicans continue the navel gazing (myself included) over the just-past Chafee/Laffey race, it’s worth bringing up the substantial work that we still have to do in November. Though it’s a little tough to prioritize amongst state, local and national elections and issues–the local and city council race for Ward 1 in Warwick may be more immediately important to someone than who the Secretary of State (or Senator from RI) is, for instance–I’m going to do it anyway.
1) Re-elect Governor Carcieri.
2) Vote down the casino amendment, ie; “NO ON 1”
3) Pick off at least one of the Lt. Governor, Sec. of State, Attorney General or State Treasure offices from the Democrats.
4) Convince people to vote Republican for State Legislature! The opportunities aren’t really there for any substantial movement–much less gaining a majority–but even incremental gains are still….gains. Heck, just a legislatively effective minority would be a plus!
5) Tilt at the Kennedy windmill. It may be quixotic, but it sure is fun! I really don’t mean to belittle Jon Scott’s chances, but it’s a tough row to hoe for anyone attempting to convince nursing home and union hall denizen’s of voting against the red-headed step-child of “Camelot.” Nonetheless, Scott deserves conservative support (even if he’s not in my Congressional district).
That’s my short-list. Five main priorities, in order. The first three are doable, the last two….a bit tougher. Got your own list? Hit the comments.