At a recent forum dealing with the current political climate in New Jersey , the state’s Democrat Party boss, Deputy Assembly Majority Leader Joe Cryan of Union County explained that in the upcoming election, the liberal choice for Lieutenant Governor on the democratic ticket must be a minority or a woman.
The party boss added that the nominee for Lieutenant Governor should be “someone who doesn’t look like the governor”.
According to Cryan, Democrats must select a woman or a minority because they “want to be inclusive” and “that’s important”.
We find that interesting.
It is interesting that the state’s chief Democrat party leader is seeking to bolster the chances of reelecting the state’s chief elected Democrat by creating a visual image of inclusion. Forget about being most qualified or the best person for the times we are in. Just base the decision on looks. Select our leader based on skin color and sex.
Well ladies and gentlemen, we wish Democrats a lot of luck with that strategy.
They will need it. After all it isn’t Jon Corzine’s good looks that will win him reelection as Governor and it isn’t the color of ones skin or their sex which will get them elected.
And if the image of a minority or a woman is what they are looking for in a Lieutenant Governor, than they will like the Republican ticket with Jennifer Beck on it as our nominee for Lieutenant Governor.
However, we do not promote the candidacy of Jennifer Beck because she is a woman. Unlike the intentions of Democrats we have chosen Senator Beck based upon her record, leadership and ability. We believe that Jennifer Beck is the best person for Lieutenant Governor not because she looks the part but because she is right for the part.
Two of the most important issues facing New Jersey are the economy and ethics.
On both of those issues Jennifer Beck has been leading the way for reform, reform of a state economy that is stripping us of the entrepreneurial spirit that fuels our economy and reform of the way that the state and it’s public servants conduct business.
In addition to that, Senator Beck brings a conservative approach to government without a politically partisan twist. Her appeal to Democrats, Republicans and independents alike proves her inclusive approach to governance. Her victories in strongly Democrat districts demonstrates her inclusiveness and proves that you do not need not be a minority to address minority concerns.
Of course it might just be time for New Jersey Democrats to try to prove that they can properly support and address woman and minorities. Republicans have not only elected minorities and women to the state legislature, unlike Democrats, New Jersey Republicans have also nominated women to the United States Senate and we have nominated and elected a female Governor.
One of New Jersey’s longest serving congressional representatives to Washington, D.C. was even a woman. A republican woman. So New Jersey Republicans have represented minoroities and woman for quite some time now. New Jersey Democrats just have some catching up to do.
Furthermore; unlike Assemblyman Joe Cryan’s plea, New Jersey Republican women and minorities are capable, competent individuals who are selected because of their superior skill and leadership, not simply because they are a minority or a woman.
That is why those of us at the draft Jennifer Beck for Lieutenant Governor campaign are excited by the prospects of having Jennifer Beck as our nominee for Lieutenant Governor.
She is everything that Democrats like party Chairman Joe Cryan want in their own candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Perhaps running against the inclusive candidacy of Senator Beck is something that New Jersey Democrats fear. And well they should.
BE SURE TO SIGN THE PETITION URGING THE NOMINATION
OF SENATOR BECK FOR LT. GOV.