Have you ever wondered just how our legislators receive their gun lobby ratings? You know, A-plus through F-minus. Clearly much depends on their voting record on gun-related legislation, whether in Congress or in the state legislatures. Well there is another element that factors into the rating and that element is official candidate surveys.
A while back I toyed with the idea of running for the soon-to-be-vacated District 6 Congressional seat currently held by John Delaney. I considered running because I sincerely believed that my experience with both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government exceeded the experience of any of the candidates currently running for that office.
However, I decided against running for two reasons. One reason is the current political environment in which money does, indeed, talk and all too often the most money talks the loudest and focusing on gathering campaign contributions is not something I wanted to tackle at this time.
The other reason is that I would have had to give up the platform that the Montgomery County Sentinel has provided me for the last several years. That decision may have made some readers happy, but giving up my front-row seat to observing history is something I did not want to do at this time either.
True, the history we are watching emanating from the Oval Office is similar to watching the Hindenburg explosion over a prolonged period of time, but it is history nevertheless.