Unfortunately for Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence, there is no “easy button” when it comes to running a state like Missouri.
Though loaded with money and able to flood the airwaves with slick advertisements, Spence demonstrated his lack of issues awareness during the Greene County Lincoln Day GOP Gubernatorial Forum March 3.
In the video above, he passes on the opportunity to address the question of where he stands when it comes to selecting a president based on the national popular vote movement instead of the electoral college. Conversely, Bill Randles tackles the question easily and delivers the kind of polished and informed response Missourians expect from their next governor.
This isn’t the first time Spence made a poor showing in public. It should, however, be the last.
While I’m not endorsing Randles yet, I am suggesting that someone tell Spence, the Missouri Republican Party’s “chosen one,” that it’s time to withdraw from the race. After all, we need to defeat Democrat incumbent Gov. Jay Nixon in November.
UPDATE 4/3/12 at 11:55 a.m. Central: Prompted by comments from a supporter of the popular vote movement, I encourage everyone to read my Aug. 15 post, Should We Save the National Popular Vote Enthusiast Before He Shoots Himself in the Foot?
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