Saturday, March 24, 2012

Campaign

How is the campaign coming, some ask.
I am running for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District for Kentucky of the U.S. House. I've run for that post three times. Once, I was the Democratic nominee. Once I was defeated in a Democratic Primary.
I plan to continue to make my views known on this Blogspot. My general election opponent is the "status quo" candidate. He is a Republican Congressman in a House of Representatives that has a Republican Majority. The Kentucky Fifth District is one of the poorest Districts in the Country. Why the District insists on having a Republican Congressman is beyond me. On the question of Social Security and SSI, the Republicans prefer to balance the budget by cutting Social Security and SSI benefits--not so the Democrats. The Democrats will stand up for the people receiving Social Security and SSI checks because the Democrats are populists, that means the Democrats stand up for the interests of ordinary people--ordinary people like you and me. Years ago, I saw a poster where they were trying to sell something and the poster asked "WHY BE ORDINARY?" Some joker had scratched out the word "ordinary" and added the word "normal". That made the poster read "WHY BE NORMAL?". Well, I'm normal, and you're normal, but the Republican in the U.S. House are a millionaire boys' club--why would you want to vote for them? In your selection of a school board member, do you always vote for the millionaire because you believe that the millionaire most closely represents your own view point? Of course not!
In a Church officer election, do you always vote for the millionaire because you believe that the millionaire most closely represents your own view point? Of course not!
In a city council race or a county magistrate race, do you always vote for the millionaire because you believe that the millionaire most closely represents your own view? Of course not!
Then why do you always vote for the millionaire when you are selecting your Congressman? Can a millionaire best understand your worries about whether you will be able to make next month's mortgage payment on your home? Of course not!
Can a millionaire best understand your worries that your children may be sent overseas and killed in some far-away place like Iraq, Iran, or Afghanistan? Of course not!
Can a millionaire best understand your worries that your employer may go broke and you may lose your job? Of course not!
Next time, don't vote for the millionaires' candidate! Next time, don't vote for a millionaire! Next time, vote for an ordinary and normal person like yourself. Next time vote for Kenneth Stepp for the U.S. House for the Kentucky Fifth District!

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