- VOTE MAY, 17 2022 -
Will B. for U.S. Senate
William is the right person to answer the call of the moment.
Today, William is celebrating the triumph not of U.S. Senator candidacy, but of the recognition of being a leader of a cause. The cause of democracy.
In times of crisis, the question always asked is: Who is the right person to answer the call of the moment? History has revealed that it is not always the senior incumbent.
Obviously, Buchanan was the worst person to lead during the sectional divisions in the 1850s. Thankfully, Lincoln came along and proved to be the right person.
Similarly, Hoover was not the right person to meet the needs of Americans during the Great Depression. Luckily, FDR came along prepared to fill the leadership void.
Like Lincoln did and Biden is doing, William will pour his whole soul into the task of bringing bipartisan unity to our country. William will do this not simply by representing America in a way that previous Senators have not, but by starkly creating a public understanding of why the America that is trying to be will be a more perfect version of the America that is.
Oregonians are in jeopardy of losing their right to participate in fair timely elections.
On the eve of Christmas Eve in 2020 Oregon’s southern neighbors lost their right to participate in the election of their national representation, and Democrats likely lost their right to nominate a U.S. Senate candidate prior to the year of 2060. After the Jr. U.S. Senator vacated their seat mid-term, the Governor rewarded a long-standing political ally with an appointment to the U.S. Senate. In an article published by The Los Angeles Times, it was noted that the Governor’s action resulted in the creation of a political legacy. The author wrote, if the newly appointed Senator stays in office until the current age of its Sr. Senator, the new appointee will still be casting votes in 2060.
A naysayer may dismiss the Governor’s action as an isolated event. However, just a couple of weeks earlier on December 11, CNN reported that the same states Sr. U.S. Senator was facing growing questions about their ability to do their job. Earlier that same week, a New Yorker article citing anonymous but same party membership, reported that the 87-year-old Sr. Senator’s mental sharpness and memory had deteriorated dramatically in recent years. The Sr. Senator responded to concerns of their own capacity by defending their decades of service but would not commit to serving out their full term which is not scheduled to expire until 2025. Suggestions that the Governor will be free once again to reward yet another political ally for their loyalty has politicians jockeying for the Senator’s position, lobbyists doing what lobbyists do and the voters precluded of their right to participate in free and fair elections.
Oregonians could suffer the same loss of voter rights as their southern neighbors. Oregon voters must support William in 2022, or the incumbent Sr. Senator will enter a six-year term only a year before reaching the average age of natural life expectancy. Don’t fool yourself, neither the Governor or any of their long-standing allies are going to object to an outline that would place in the hands of the Governor the power to reward a confidant for their political loyalty through the appointment to the United States Senate. Preserve your right to participate in the election of your representation, put an end to the Sr. Senators 40 – life term, support fresh leadership and stand united with William in 2022.