One vote in seattle part 5: Election day finale

Candidate #27: Ian Gonzales. Republican party.

Overall impression: If you’ve read this far, you already know my view on Republicans, and inexperienced candidates. I don’t mind if this is your first time running for office or going into politics. What I want to know is what prior experience you have, the things you have accomplished in life, and reasons we should vote for you over everyone else. The same basic things that anyone would be looking for as an employer looking to hire someone. Or choosing someone to date based on their online dating profile.

I admit he wrote a solid Statement. Hits all the notes of an first time Republican candidate running. My problem is he asking us to vote for him on a leap of faith campaign. What he could do. This isn’t the right time to do this in a pandemic. You don’t fix what isn’t broken and change leadership. It’s too big a thing to ask voters to choose an inexperienced candidate this year. He doesn’t stand out compared to other Republican and right wing candidates running.

Considering that he hasn’t even finished college, only has 2 years of experience starting his own business, and “spent” (past tense, his words) 10 hours a week in the past doing community service, I’m not going to vote for him, no matter political party. What Washington and America needs now is proven experience in some area. Come back in 5 years when you have actually achieved stuff, and have years experience in the real working world. He has a little experience, not enough. We need people in the arena right now. People who have proven they can make things happen in the real world.


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