Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Why Should I Vote For Former Democrat Bradley Byrne As Governor?

Let's read from his website,

"Most recently, Bradley was appointed by the Alabama State Board of Education in May 2007 as Chancellor of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, to serve as the chief executive officer of Alabama’s two-year college system. The system was plagued with well-publicized problems. An entrenched system of corruption needed great reforms to return to the core mission of educating students and preparing them for the workforce. Bradley’s reform efforts were successful. Working with a dedicated team, Bradley righted the two-year college system, and the ongoing effort to serve students and the people of Alabama has been refocused to its proper goals."

Okay lots of fluff there but my thought is this, it says he was "appointed" which translates to being picked by his peers. Well, that's okay but WE THE PEOPLE didn't find him worthy to elect him into office, his peers picked him. Granted he had to have earned it but it's a different economy now. In the 2010 primaries, we have our opportunity to get it right.

The next thing is that I've heard conservative Republican minded parents of elementary school children say that they were going to vote for former Democrat Bradley Byrne because he has stood-up for education and against Paul Hubbert the Executive Secretary of the AEA. Again, being picked as Chancellor of the two-year colleges, has NOTHING to do with elementary schools. The pickers were from the LARGEST UNION in Alabama, the Alabama State Board of Education. Besides, on it was reported, "He[Byrne] fought the organization over a ban on legislators working at two-year colleges and other education jobs." It doesn't sound like this union boss was picking a fight, there was no need too. Frankly, former Democrat Byrne saw an opportunity to push himself in the limelight of Alabamians and created a crisis.

These parents that I spoke too, have heard that something good has been said about education and that the good thing will leach over into their own child's elementary education. These parents are uninformed. They should dig deeper and do their research not just listening but reading! Forget the corruption that he wiped out some tidbit of corruption on a couple of legislators from colleges during his time as Chancellor. Is your child's education really improved as a result of his time in this office? If you live in or near a large city in Alabama, you may not see much change but if you live in a more rural part of Alabama, you know that there is much inequality to a district that has few tax dollars and fewer voters. The two never add up the same.

Here's a video that may best describe the former Democrat Bradley Byrne campaign:

I would entertain the thought and it's a long shot that former Democrat Bradley Byrne was primed for this 2010 election way back when. It's a long shot but wouldn't it be a funny coincidence if former Democrat Bradley Byrne changed his party affiliation to run for governor of Alabama? Alabama is a red state and politicians know that. Even more of a coincidence would be for Senator Richard Shelby to retire in 2011/12 and former Democrat Bradley Byrne as Governor appoint Bob Riley as Senator. Nothing is impossible. Stranger things have happened before.

I remember another candidate in 2006 that reminds me of the former Democrat Bradley Byrne and his campaign.
Watch Video:

1 comment:

Bamabelle said...

This is off topic and I apologize. But, I am asking everyone who reads this to go read all of the things I have and am writing about regarding Dorman Grace, who is a candidate for Ag Commissioner.

He has illegally received campaign funds (says he doesn't know) but I have photos of HIM DOING IT. He is so dirty and corrupt.

Someone on radio and newspapers MUST start talking about this. ALFA is pressuring The Alabama Ethics Commission to shove it under the rug until after the primary.

No, I won't vote for Byrne, btw.