I went to a campaign event for the Debra Medina event yesterday here in San Antonio. I liked her immediately, and for a lot of reasons.
Debra is a nurse, like I am. She started her career in one of the hospitals I work at now. She’s a small businesswoman, and I’ve had my own business too. I met her husband, and liked him, too. She supports the Tea-Parties and the 9-12 movement, too.
Her Website has a lot of her positions delineated, but I’ll summarize the ones she talked about that I like the most. She feels out freedom is based in property ownership, and anything that abridges our rights should be done away with. That means property taxes, which she wants to abolish in Texas.
It gets better. She’s a firm believer in the Tenth Amendment, and believes Texas has the right (like any state) to draft Nullification legislation for any federal laws that violate the sovereignty of the state.
Like Health Care “Reform.” or Environmental Protection. Or Gun Control — she’d like to abolish gun registration in Texas entirely. And Immigration — securing the border is one of her top priorities. Any number of issues the Perry Administration is not defending the rights of Texans currently.
I’ve met Kay Bailey Hutchison several years ago. I wasn’t that impressed. I’ve never met Rick Perry; but I continue to be unimpressed with his more notable blunders. His plan to vaccinate all teenage schoolgirls against cervical cancer was just plain wrong on a variety of levels. his support of the Trans-Texas corridor has earned him a lot of hard feelings; and his using political appointees to control state government smacks of patronage.
Debra is completing some position questions for me that I plan to publish later this week when she gets them back to me. But right now I have no problem wholeheartedly endorsing Debra Medina for Governor of Texas in the primary March 2nd.
More importantly, I think she could win this. Rick Perry only had 39% of the vote last election, and that is a do-able number.