Friday, July 24, 2020

If Chad Prather's serious

"Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens."
Exodus 18:21

Chad Prather recently spoke with Texas Scorecard about his recently declared run for Governor in '22:

  • If he's talking to Empower first, that's a good sign.
  •  "Texas isn't the Texas that most Texans think it is."
    • Ain't THAT the truth.
  •  "Anti-mandatory anything."
  •  Education system: "Moving kids toward a socialist worldview."
  •  Lives just outside of Ft. Worth (Johnson county).
  •  Says more in support of constitutional carry in one interview than Greg Abbott has ever.
    • "I don't like to see Oklahoma leading the charge" on 2A issues.
    •  Once again, ain't THAT the truth.
  • "We are expansion, we are growth."
    • Note: More of this please.
  •  "We've got to stop overlegislating everything."
It's an ok start.

That being said, we're not particularly inspired.

Prather seems to demonstrate a good grasp of certain foundational principles of governance.  That's good, so far as it goes.  But we're not really hearing anything specific to Texas.  And, well, that's important.

Texas is governed by its own unique blend of crony capitalism (aka. the good ol' boy system).  That's why things are the way that they are in this state.  To govern this state effectively, you need to understand that system without getting caught up in it (which might, unfortunately, be impossible).

Also: What powers currently possessed by the Governor of Texas does Chad Prather intend to use?!?  How does he intend to use them?!?  How would Chad Prather use those powers differently than Greg Abbott?!?  Does Chad Prather even know the specific powers delegated to the Governor under the Texas constitution?!?

Don't get us wrong, we'd vote for Chad Prather in a heartbeat over anyone else likely to appear on the 2022 ballot (ie. Greg Abbott and/or George P. Bush).  But there are light years of difference between being an acceptable protest vote and actual viability.  To say nothing of governing in the event you win.

So, we'll see.

Bottom Line: Lotta unresolved questions.  Plenty of time, however, to resolve them.  Situation worth monitoring.

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