Tom Foley refused to attend the last televised Connecticut Gubernatorial debate broadcasted by NBC Connecticut, WVIT, Channel 30, October 23, 2014. In my opinion, his refusal showed a disrespect to Connecticut voters and our democratic process.
The people of Connecticut deserve to know the specifics of Tom Foley’s plan to bring more jobs back to Connecticut and to control spending. All I have heard from Tom Foley is basically generalities about deregulating business and making Connecticut more business friendly. Gee, is that going to bring all of those millions and millions of jobs back from China, India, the Philippines, Mexico, South Korea, et al, where workers are paid as little as $0.25 per hour?! LOL! Fat chance, Tom.
Dear Mr. Foley:
You are running for Governor of Connecticut. If you want the peoples support, you have to go out and woo them, not by attack ads on Governor Malloy, but by explaining how you precisely can turn this state around. You have failed to tell me precisely on how you will do this.
In addition, debates are part of our democratic process. In spite of all of your millions of dollars, you are not entitled to be anointed and crowned as Governor of Connecticut. You have to win an election by persuading the voters that you can do better than Governor Malloy.
Not too long ago, Republican State Senator, John McKinney, was quoted as saying this of Tom Foley:
“Tom Foley appears to think he is entitled to this election…. He offers no specifics, refuses to answer questions about his positions on issues and challenges reporters and citizens who confront this lack of detail.”
And this from not only a Republican State Senator but the Minority Leader in Connecticut’s Senate!
Your absence told me everything about you. I, for one, certainly hope you are not crowned Governor of Connecticut in November. We don’t need another multimillionaire in politics whose effective marginal tax rate is lower than that of the average working Connecticut voter.