Austin’s Fox 7 asked me for my thoughts on the President’s first two weeks. Here’s the clip:
It’s so great to be back to the point where the focus of the local news is on the good things happening in the Travis County Republican Party.
Time Warner Cable news published this story on the my election Tuesday night and the Travis County Republican Party moving forward to focus on supporting the amazing slate of candidates we have in this election.
I also did a live piece last night on Fox 7 about what lies ahead for the party. I’ll add that as well once it’s available.
Austin voters have a choice to make – FOR Proposition 1, which would be a vote FOR:
- More jobs
- More transportation options – particularly in minority areas
- Fewer drunk driving collisions and deaths
- Shorter wait times alone on dark streets
- Fewer attacks per driver
- Lower costs
OR Against Proposition 1, which would mean a vote against all the above, plus:
- Higher city expenses
- More political donations to city council members
- A huge signal to the world that Austin is not actually tech-friendly
- A massive blow to the city’s attempt at winning a $50 million Smart City transportation grant
- A false sense of security from the addition of new arbitrary requirements that have been proven to not prevent attacks
So, which will Austin voters choose? We’ll know by Tuesday evening, May 7 when voting closes. In the meantime, here’s my debate on the topic on Austin’s Fox Channel 7:
Mark Zuckerberg decided to weigh into politics during his keynote speech at the company’s F8 developer conference.
There’s nothing wrong with earning wealth, as Zuckerberg has, and there’s nothing wrong with speaking your mind on political issues, as he also now has.
Fortunately for us the United States is still a republic, and the people get to choose their representatives using whatever process and criteria we prefer, and I don’t think a lot of people are making voting choices based on the input of Mark Zuckerberg.
Some points of the interview that didn’t make the story:
- I personally know at least two of the women supposedly involved. Both already publicly denied the story uncategorially.
- I’ve seen Ted Cruz at dozens of campaign events large and small over the past 6 years. I’ve never seen any behavior that was anything close to what is alleged.
- The voters have already proven by their votes that a well justified reputation for marital infidelity does not disqualify anyone for the job.
Bottom line, it’s an unfortunate effect of the celebrity race – and culture – we find ourselves in that in a week when dozens have been killed by terrorists, and our President literally attended a baseball game not only with a dictator but with leaders of groups classified by his own State department as terrorists, the focus is on the rumors about the private life of one of the candidates.