What will you do to instill a greater sense of bipartisanship in the state Capitol?
As you have seen in many of my responses I have been proposing a move in our politics away from wedge style politics toward structural based politics. Structural style politics does not depend on party affiliation, but rather on critical thought. From this perspective, a discussion on our systems in the context of current realities is open to any and all perspectives whether conservative, progressive, libertarian, social democrat, or any other. What structural politics requires, is a focus on the structural issues and on solutions. Moreover, on my website, I talk about the use of game theory as a mechanism for solutions that focuses on rounds of policy, rather than falling into the false perception that policy decisions are winner take all, for all time.
We are at a point in our politics where a large majority has lost faith in both parties. I started my campaign with the concept of establishing a fidelity contract with our citizens. At the core of this idea is that our citizens begin to understand that their participation is not optional. Collectively, we need to understand that neglecting politics ultimately results in a policy set that neglects us as citizens. While this task will not be easy, my hope is that by asking our citizens to re-engage in politics, we can begin to create an environment that punishes those who do not act constructively, instead of our current state of affairs where we punish those that do.
Contrary to common wisdom, many of us deciding to run as Democrats are not looking for a “Blue Wave” in the state. We are hoping for a “Brain Wave” that can encompass the best ideas across the political spectrum for the benefit of all.