Guest MINDSETTER™ Alex Morash: Why I’m Voting for David Cicilline
Monday, October 15, 2012
I believe in a healthy primary election process. I think it is a great way for the Democratic party to shape its message. It allows voters to give candidates a thorough look over before we send a nominee into the general election. I believe the Democratic primary of Rhode Island’s First Congressional District was no different.
On the other side of the aisle is Brendan Doherty. A man who is against the Violence Against Women’s Act. Stating he doesn't want the bill to protect members of the transgender community, one of the most at risk groups for violence in the country. Mr. Doherty offers no clear ideas on healthcare that I can find. As for his jobs plan, his website simply states he will vote for other peoples’ plans. Mr. Doherty offers no clear ideas of his own and seems to struggle with complex tax concepts, as was apparent when he appeared on Newsmakers this spring. During that show Mr. Doherty stated he was against all of the Bush tax cuts and then for extending the Bush tax cuts within a five minute time frame. Mr. Doherty’s lack of ideas and lack of understand of the issues is disconcerting. I fear he is someone who will just vote with his Republican party leadership.
Rhode Island needs a representative who will propose new ideas and new legislation in Congress. Someone who will add to the national debate, not just be a bystander. A Congressman who will fight for women, healthcare and job growth. That is why we need to vote for Congressman David Cicilline.
During the Democratic primary, I had a unique opportunity to look at the Congressman’s campaign from the oppositions’ point of view. During that time, I saw a man who always conducted himself and his staff professionally and respectfully. Even during the raucous of the first televised debate, the Congressman conducted himself as a true gentleman, discussing Anthony Gemma’s wonderful work honoring his mother by founding the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.
That is the kind of leader that I want working for us.
This primary had two great candidates running. Mr. Gemma had many great ideas about economic growth and is a staunch advocate for women’s health. I hope Mr. Gemma continues to advocate for those issues. For those that voted for Mr. Gemma and care about those issues, you should know that Congressman Cicilline is more in line with those causes than the Republican nominee.
The primary was a great opportunity for voters to look at the Congressman’s record in the House of Representatives and his service in Rhode Island. When compared to his opponent, voters overwhelmingly said they wanted the Congressman to return to Washington D.C. I respect their decision.
This November I will vote to help send Congressman Cicilline back to the House of Representative. Lets have Congressman Cicilline continue to help President Obama finish what he started. I ask you to join me in supporting our Congressman this November.
Alex Morash is the COO of PromotionWithMotion.Com a revolutionary mobile media advertising company. He was Anthony Gemma’s Deputy Campaign Manager for Press, Policy and Communications serving as the campaign’s main spokesman.