Ray Netherwood represents the Libertarian Party candidate for the Florida’s 19th Congressional District Special Election in Fort Myers and Naples.
I asked Mr. Netherwood for a response to Curt Clawson’s Republican primary victory. He stated,
Were I a Republican, I would be lamenting the [Republican] Primary.
Yet, having been favored by the outcome, Mr. Netherwood would choose to run against Clawson’s “Economic Plan,” which he believes was “cobbled” together by persons who do Clawson’s thinking for him. In true form, Clawson tots up the “Penny Plan,” playing the game to get endorsed by Connie Mack. According to Mr. Netherwood, this economic plan was not even thought out by Curt Clawson per se.
Mr. Netherwood’s style of hands-on leadership is quite different from Clawson’s laisser aller approach to the economy, and leadership, where Clawson would have others do most of his work for him.
As Mr. Netherwood states,
Mr. Clawson would simply stand by waiting for someone to toss him the ball.
According to Mr. Netherwood, that dodging of leadership would not be the kind of leadership needed in the U.S. Congress.
Mr. Netherwood’s message is to do 95% of his own thinking on all issues, especially on the economy; to lead on the social issues and the U.S. Constitutional issues; and never to allow Speaker John Boehner or Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to tell him how to vote.
The general special election for Florida’s 19th U.S. Congressional District is on June 24, 2014.
April Freeman will be running for the Democratic Party.
To read his campaign website, go to: http://www.ray2014.com/