Someone asked me who “won” last week’s Chamber of Commerce political debate between Mike Pompeo and Raj Goyle, who are running for the Kansas 4th District House seat being vacated by Todd Tiahrt. I believe the voters “won” because they got to hear both candidates express their views for an hour. As for the candidates; neither threw a punch or melted down emotionally.
I was the moderator and I’m supposed to be neutral.
There was a good deal of talk about “creating” jobs and which candidate had the best approach. The candidates’ responses seemed to morph into supporting an “environment” for job creation. Both men realize that jobs and the economy are uppermost in many Kansas voters’ minds. But neither offered specific solutions to bring jobs to Kansas and retain the ones we have now.
After talking informally with several top business executives before the Chamber’s debate, I can tell you there is a strong feeling that attitude still has a lot to do with this slow recovery. Americans’ confidence in the economy is the key.
Our thought for today is from Napoleon Bonaparte:
“A leader is a dealer in hope.”