1/27/2010 12:35 PM
Yesterday, Debra Medina -- Republican candidate for governor -- stopped by our office to discuss her candidacy. We sat down with Medina and conducted a 17-minute interview. In the interview, Medina discusses her views, whether she can win, her relations with the other campaigns, and the emerging nullification movement within Texas.
"The other two candidates have lost sight of what the proper role of government is, and I'm in here fighting to resurrect that, and I believe that we've headed down the wrong path, particularly as conservatives," Medina said. "... [I'm] pro-life, pro-property, pro-sovereignty, pro-Texas."
On why people are backing her campaign, Medina said: "I wish I could say they love the policy things, and I think they do love the policy things, but the comment we're hearing most often is 'you would answer the question'. And I thought what a shame that that's where we find ourself in political debate. The best we can hope for from the leader of our state is someone who will answer the question. That really is a sad testiment to where we are, but an accurate one. We all lived with a political royalty that thinks that it doesn't have to be accountable to people."
Click here to listen to the full interview (8 MB download, Windows Media file).
Today, we contacted the other two campaigns in this race, Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, and offered the campaign the option to conduct an interview with us as well. We hope they will accept and look forward to broadcasting additional interviews in this race.
1 comment(s) so far...
By Deanna Ray on
1/30/2010 1:34 PM
I was favoring Sen. Hutchinson however, I am becoming more independent. I have to ask myself which is the best of the evils. Who is the best person for the job. Now that I have heard Medina speak out, I believe she is the best person for the job. My only hope is that she doesn't become like the rest of the politicians after being in office for a while.