Sunday, March 11, 2012

Washington State, We Do Have a Choice for Governor: Shahram Hadian

Tired of the status quo and the same old, same old every election? Fed up yet with the major political parties choosing who we may vote for? Don’t be fooled that our only choice for governor this election is Democrat Jay Inslee or Republican Rob McKenna.

Excerpts from a much longer talk given by Conservative Republican candidate for Governor of Washington, Shahram Hadian. He spoke before the We the People meeting in Clark County, November 11, 2011.

I first posted about Shahram Hadian last October, prior to actually meeting him. I have since met him twice and like who and what I see in this candidate.

As we saw just this weekend, Democrat Jay Inslee has resigned his elected position as Representative for the 1st district, leaving some 675,000 constituents who elected him to be their voice in Washington D.C. without a voice, any advocacy or representation, all so he can pursue his own personal and political gain.

Republican Rob McKenna remains in his office as attorney general, but in spite of impressions from the Washington State Republican Party, doesn’t inspire a lot of conservatives with his moderate views.

As I mentioned in my October post, it is obvious that the WSRP has once again chosen a candidate and is playing favorites on who they have decided we should be able to vote for. Mentioning this on a facebook group elicited the response from WSRP chair, Kirby Wilbur, that the party “has not officially endorsed any candidate.”

Nice play on semantics as he never returned to respond to an additional question from me, if the party is not endorsing and promoting only McKenna, why was Wilbur quoted by the Seattle Times saying, “he and other state party leaders recently notified the Republican National Committee that McKenna was the only credible Republican candidate in the race, clearing the way for the party to start funding his campaign before the Aug. 7 primary.”

This same article quotes Washington State Democratic Party chair Dwight Pelz, “Sometimes primaries are good, and sometimes they are not necessary, adding that he’d ‘look askance’ at any Democrat who picked a primary fight at this point.” At least the Democrat Chair is honest enough to come out and warn any other Democrat to not even try.

Although the article claims this “two-man race” was not intentional, neither party is receptive to any other candidate, as can be seen in the several notices sent out by the WSRP promoting only Rob McKenna and completely ignoring the other Republican, Shahram Hadian, who is steadily building a grassroots support team.

Many of you are already convinced and committed to either Inslee or McKenna and that is well within your rights. But many aren’t and are either going to hold their nose and vote for whoever is on the ticket after the primary or will just not vote at all.

I urge you, before you decide to not vote, give Shahram Hadian a look and see for yourself that he is committed to making the hard decisions that will be necessary to break the gridlock and get our state moving again.

At the very top of our state constitution appears,
SECTION 1 POLITICAL POWER. All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.
The “power” resides with us, the individual voters, not a handful of chosen people in a political party.

For me, I really like that Shahram Hadian has a clear focus on the problems within our state and has not been part of the process that put us so deep in the hole. He sees the dangers in where our country is headed and that many of those dangers are in fact state issues that need addressed, not just swept under the rug again.

As we just saw in this latest and short legislative session, at the urging of the current governor Christine Gregoire, a nearly $1.5 Billion budget gap was cast aside for almost half of the session in order to ram an unnecessary social issue down our throats, requiring yet another special session to work out the budget for the state.

That is not leadership.

Shahram Hadian is running for governor on a platform of “Courageous Leadership,” ready to make the difficult and hard choices needed to turn our state around.

Before you commit, I urge you to visit and to attend any event near you where he appears.

Let’s begin taking the power in our state out of the hands of political bosses and parties and restore it where it belongs, in the hands of the people.

I proudly trust and endorse Shahram Hadian to lead Washington State this election

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