I’ve been approached more than a few times lately by people saying things like, I like Rossi, but I hear he isn’t for education, he cut teachers pay, or he is against affordable healthcare. At times it can get a little frustrating to hear these arguments, mostly because they are not the Dino Rossi I know, but rather, because they are the product of a well executed Gregoire campaign.
So how am I to respond? Well I can tell you one way that I and other Dino Rossi fans have responded.
Mind you, I’m not excited about admitting this, but the response we gave on more than one occasion was to go look at Dino’s website. And that answer which bugged me from the second the words left my lips, is the reason for this post. People! And I include myself, if we can’t, on the spot, reasonably explain to others why Dino Rossi is the best candidate for Governor, then we aren’t helping him to win. Do you remember the question to Obama supporters about what he has actually done. We don’t look any different than they, when we can’t answer either.
I won’t liken Dino Rossi to the Messiah, that’s been over used by the other side, but I liken this situation to living my Christian faith. When someone asks about Christ, I need to have an answer, not just a Tell Christ web address. The Bible and/or the Rossi website are great additional resources, but the battle is fought in the moment and on a personal level.
All this is why I’ve spent more and plan to spend even more time getting to know Dino Rossi before I am put on the spot. And that’s just a defensive move. Imagine having the knowledge and confidence to go on the offense. Go Dino!