Most incumbents run on their record, but the current governor seems to feel that he has little to run on and thus attacks, rather than speaks of, his successes in office, of which there have been few. None of his major campaign pledges have been fulfilled, largely because he cannot gain the support of his own party in getting his dubious legislation passed.
His pride in trying to cut programs and, thus, “protect the middle class” is laughable. Taxes are not a dirty word, but, rather the manner in which government provides the services its citizens expect and deserve.
Roads, bridges, schools, libraries, higher education, the elderly, child services, law enforcement, conservation, to name just a few, can only be efficiently accomplished through the economies of scale that taxes provide.
Rather than playing to the crowd with cheap promises, the governor should be seeking to improve the meager services that his administration has cut and which he vows to cut more.