Monday, April 21, 2014
Now Oregon Added to the GOP list of Possible 2014 acquisitions - Monica Wehby, Acquires National Attention
Oregon is not the state one normally associates with the GOP – perhaps in some instances, locally, yes, but overall urban areas tend to vote Democrat. However, in this election year, that may not be quite enough for the Democrat Incumbent Senators, in States as varied as New Hampshire and Oregon. An article in The Oregonian speaks to Dr. Wehby’s primary challenges, and the odds of her besting the incumbent Senate Democrat should she win the primary. A pediatric brain surgeon, Dr. Wehby’s apparent issue in attaining that seat is her “lack of experience”. Somehow, when one really looks at polling across all spectrums of the political scale, the last thing that voters apparently want at this point is “someone with experience in politics”.
The Affordable Health Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare”, is one of the reasons that the Democrat base would be quick to change parties in this election. That is, however, not the only reason, the economy and jobs are high priorities, and the ever rising costs of food and fuel, which is oddly not counted in the rate of inflation, is another.
There may be some serious surprises this mid-term – incumbents on both sides of the aisle may actually have to work to maintain their seats – and not against the candidate from the “other” party, rather from within the ranks of their own – and well, neither party is apparently prepared for what may occur. One may through good money after bad, and get nowhere this time out. That the last line of defense, “lack of experience”, is being used this early in regards to Dr. Wehby, is of some import.
Oregon, really? Yes, really.