Political Observations - Tuesday, August 10, 2010 15:56 - 0 Comments
The gubernatorial nominees from both the Democratic and Republican parties have promised to run positive campaigns, free of attack ads, in the general election. The people of Alabama deserve that sort of a campaign. Fortunately, both nominees made the pledge and for that Robert Bentley and Ron Sparks should be commended. I agree with Ron that Alabama deserves a clean campaign run on the issues because the state is facing so many problems, including the Gulf oil spill crisis and very high unemployment. All Alabamians also should agree and I believe most do.
The primary winners ran clean campaigns and that obviously paid off for them. Now we should all look forward to a campaign in the fall with real issues being debated. If I had to single out the main issues the two nominees should address, those would be: the creation of good paying jobs; improving public education at every level; and providing adequate health care to all Alabama citizens. Each candidate will have to explain to the voters that if no additional revenues are to be provided, exactly which state programs will be cut and within those programs exactly where the specific cuts will be made. Nobody who really understands the operations of state government and our system of public education can truthfully say that there are sufficient revenues coming in to fund existing programs without massive cuts. It will be interesting to see how this issue is handled this fall by the candidates as they approach the November 2nd Election Day.
- Bradley Byrne Threatened To Burn Down AEA’s House
- A Victory For The People In Senate District 28
- James Anderson Wins The Runoff
- A Candidate Supported By Only The People Wins
- Alabama Farmers Federation PAC announces primary endorsements
- James Anderson enters race for Attorney General
- Judge Moore’s former aide running for lieutenant governor
- A look at Artur Davis’ plan for progress
- The Governor’s race will now get the publics attention
- Results of a recent poll are not too surprising
- Richard Shelby is good for Alabama
- Speculation concerning Governor Riley’s future plans
- Other potential candidates waiting in the wings
- A look toward 2010 by Arthur Davis
- State Bar condemns push poll attack on Judge Paseur
- The third party smear machines
- The McCain campaign
- The most important election since the Hoover days
- Political front groups are hard at work
- Jere Beasley Report, April 2013
- Marc McHenry Hired As Investigator
- Title Loans and Payday Loans are Bad News for Borrowers
- Alabama to Receive $1,039,078 in Multi-State Settlement
- COSTCO Recalls Gold Coast Crab Dip
- Major Banks Assist In Payday Loans Banned By States
- We Have Allowed A Culture Of Violence To Be Created In The U.S.
- Parting Words
- Closing Observations
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- SPLC Looks At How Payday And Title Loans Prey On Alabama’s Poorest
- Employee Spotlights
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- Manda Packing Recalling 468,000 Pounds Of Meat
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