Monday, March 06, 2006

An open letter to Illinois Republican Gubernatorial candidate
Bill Brady

According to an article printed in the Peoria Journal Star on March 4, 2005, page B5; you believe “the majority of GOP voters look for a candidate who supports their social views.”  Examples given of those social views include being pro-life, supporting “a constitutional amendment stating marriage is between a man and a woman”, and letting local school boards decide if intelligent design should be taught in their schools.

So, why are you not emphasizing these issues in your TV commercials that are being run in this area?  The two commercials I have seen basically declare that you will be “tough on taxes.”  That does not separate you from any of the other Republican candidates.  That does not separate you from the declared position of the present governor.

If you believe that value issues are the most important issues in this campaign and that you have something better to offer than the other Republican candidates, then that should be the emphasis of your campaign.  Do you expect the voting public to know this by osmosis?  

This should be the theme of your campaign.  “Every farmer knows that you reap what you sow.  If you sow immorality, you will reap immorality.”  Every TV and radio commercial should pertain to your value positions and how they differ from the other Republican candidates.  Every speech and every meeting should concentrate on these themes and why you are the best candidate in relation to these themes.  

Unfortunately, there are only two weeks before the primary and you have a lot of catching up to do.  Get busy and shout from the housetops the important values you will bring to the governor’s office.  If you believe it, declare it!


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