THE VILLAGES, Fl, November 5, 2013 — Tuesday brings election 2013. While most of the country sees this as the year between the presidential and congressional elections, there are three critical races around the country. In all three cases, the choices are stark and the decision to endorse is an easy one.
Chris Christie is up for reelection as New Jersey Governor. He is a heavy favorite expected to win easily. As a Republican governing a blue state, he has shown how to get things done. He replaced liberal Governor Jon Corzine, who was mired in corruption scandals during and after his tenure. Christie came in to clean up the garbage, and this former prosecutor has done just that.
Ken Cuccinelli is the Virginia Attorney General looking for the promotion to the top spot. He seeks to replace fellow Republican and outgoing Governor Bob McDonnell, who is barred from reelection. Virginia has the strictest term limits in the nation. The governor gets one term of four years and cannot run for reelection to a second consecutive term. Cuccinelli faces off against Democrat Terry McCauliffe. McCauliffe is a Clinton Democrat, which means he is mired in corruption scandals of his own. McCauliffe is the best Democratic fundraiser in the country, and is outspending Cuccinelli 10:1 down the stretch. McCauliffe has a slight lead, although President Obama’s insistence on campaigning for McCauliffe actually helps Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli led the fight at the state level to undo Obamacare. For that alone he is the best choice for the job.
Joe Lhota is the Republican seeking to replace Independent and constitutional dictator Michael Bloomberg as Mayor of New York City. He faces off against hard left candidate Bill DeBlasio. DeBlasio makes Barack Obama seem like a moderate and has the competence level of Obama and David Dinkins combined. As New Yorkers know, after the failed liberal Dinkins experiment, it took tough prosecutor Rudy Giuliani to turn the city around. Bloomberg rode Giuliani’s coattails into office before abandoning Republican principles in favor of a crackdown on private freedoms from smoking to large sodas to breast-feeding children. Lhota is endorsed by Giuliani, which is the seal of approval for a state needing tough leadership without suppressing individual freedoms.
Christie, Cuccinelli and Lhota are all Republicans that cross the ideological spectrum. Christie is a moderate, which a Republican needs to be to govern in New Jersey. Cuccinelli is very conservative, and lieutenant gubernatorial candidate E.W. Jackson is also very conservative. Cuccinelli and Jackson would both shift Virginia back to its natural domain as a red state.
Lhota is in the Giuliani mold of moderate Republicanism necessary to win in New York. DeBlasio was the uninspiring fourth choice among Democrats at 3% in the polls until Anthony Weiner self-destructed in his second tweeting scandal and Christine Quinn fell apart battling him.
For those who see Christie and Lhota as too moderate or Cuccinelli as too conservative, the primaries are over. Ronald Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment is now in effect. All three of these men have experience in the real world. They have actually “done things,” and done them right.
The Democrats offer a lightly regarded bureaucrat in New Jersey, a fundraiser seen by his own side as drowning in sleaze in Virginia, and a New Yorker determined to return Gotham City to its 1970s days of profligate spending teetering on bankruptcy.
None of the Democrats favor fiscal restraint, and none of them have successful business experience. McCauliffe invested heavily in green energy with other people’s money, and naturally lost the entire investment.
Voting Republican does not always mean picking the more substantive or more ethical candidate, but in these three races it does.
Christie, Cuccinelli and Lhota all deserve to win, and they are enthusiastically endorsed as the right men for the right jobs at the right time.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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