One of GOP gubernatorial candidate and physician Jim Barnett’s most reported campaign lines — it’s been printed in The Eagle twice! — is: “We need more than a governor who will say, ‘Take two aspirin and call me when I’m president.’” But is that really an effective pitch — to remind voters that their current governor is so respected nationally that she gets mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate? And as a letter to the editor in today’s Opinion page points out, Barnett has said that, if elected, he would continue his medical practice (as he has while he has been a state senator). So do we need more than a governor who still wants to be a doctor?
Posted by Phillip Brownlee