Friday, May 25, 2007

Keeping Your Eye On The Ball This Summer

I just heard Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence say he hasn't heard from Governor Fletcher asking for his support.


Actually, I should say "I told you so."

The Fletcher campaign is not going to reach out to primary opponents because they don't have to. Steve Beshear and Daniel Mongiardo just aren't that much of a threat.

Conservatives would do well to talk to their legislators about repealing AMC and reforming public pensions, economic development, and education. Organizing and applying pressure to the General Assembly effectively can make changing the occupant of the Governor's Mansion unnecessary.

We should start with an easy one. Call your legislators and ask them to file a bill to shut down the Treasurer's Office.

If our interest is really in promoting conservative principles, we should spend this summer actually pushing for those principles while staying focused on enacting them and let the battle for the Mansion sort itself out.