Support Joe Keating for Governor of Oregon
So, the big day came in here Oregon this week, and as usual, the institutional Democrats won the contest. Ted Kulongoski has been widely recognized as an ineffective governor, by Democrats and Republicans alike. Yet, what did the the Democratic Party establishment in Oregon do? They stood like stiff wooden planks right by Kulongoski, and used their resources to make sure that he got a victory in the primary on Tuesday.
That’s the way things go, I guess, but there is still one candidate in the race who has the ideals of progressives truly at heart. Joe Keating is running for Governor of Oregon as a member of the Pacific Green Party.
Joe Keating has real guts. He’s calling for Ted Kulongoski to recall the Oregon National Guard out of the Iraq War, and back home where it belongs. That takes real courage, so Joe Keating has my vote.
As for those establishment Democrats who tell me that my vote for Keating is a waste, I say screw them! Screw them! My freedom to choose how to cast my own vote for myself is never a waste.