District D Qualifications?
With the exiting of “lame duck” Lance Miller it looks like we have a fairly contested race on our hands. I never thought that there would be such a draw to the District D poll. At the writing of this article there were 231 votes cast. In the last Republican primary in District D there was a total of 3,021 votes cast in the actual primary election. Let’s pretend that all 231 votes cast were by people in-district. I am having a hard time believing that close to 10% of the district cast a vote in a poll on little harfordrepublican.com. Call me a cynic. Yes, I know that the poll is not scientific and that anyone from anywhere can vote, but 231 votes? The David Craig poll only received 83 total votes. I am not accusing anyone of ballot stuffing (cheating) but I am looking into it.
There have been several comments posted in favor of Chad Shrodes, one telling me to put the District D article in the garbage. I did eventually change the picture out of fairness. Simply because I do not agree with you does not make my opinion garbage. If I am factually incorrect about anything, then it is garbage and it needs to be thrown out and/or corrected. The fact is that Chad was a democrat and a very active one at that. That is and will be a problem for him. Yes he has been working very hard for the Republican Party to “cover” up his past. However, I have the feeling it will not be the last time in this election year that we see a picture of Al Gore and Chad Shrodes together. That is his vulnerability. His supporters should be thanking me because the earlier you air out your dirty laundry the better.
Another person who defended Chad took some shots at Amy Hopkins Daney that I thought were a bit overboard. So, because Amy is not a bureaucrat or a career politician and happens to be a horse farmer she is unqualified to serve her district and this county? The arrogance in that kind of statement is sickening. Where would we be today as a country if people with “no qualified experience” sat on their laurels, twiddling their thumbs? These arguments need to be rejected by the voters for the true garbage that they are. The fact is that many people in this county are qualified to lead. But most could not be bothered to deal with the petty people that will throw criticisms like the abovementioned. What experience do you bring? Well, I love Harford County, I have lived here for quite some time, I think we can do better, and here is what I would like to do. That is it people. That is what makes you qualified. A love for Harford County, a belief that we can do better, and a plan. It is the voter’s job to decide who has the best plan and who they can truly trust to make this county a better place.
If a love for Harford County, residency, a belief that we can do better, and a plan makes you qualified, what makes you unqualified? I leave that up for discussion.