Hardly anyone is paying attention to the race for the Republican Party’s nomination for governor this year.
That’s because the campaign is sort of boring. All four candidates are qualified, rational, reasonable and respectable people, and we lack a serious crisis or pressing issue upon which to contrast their differences.
But isn’t that a good thing?
Unlike in years past, when I look around our state I think to myself, “Gosh, everything seems to be going quite well.”
I look at our State Legislature and see leaders who are conservative, dedicated and serious.
I look at our business sector and see a thriving, growing environment.
I look at my community and see a culture that has largely withstood the assaults from the left.
And then I look at the four candidates for the GOP nomination for governor and think, “I would be happy voting for any one of them.”
I’ve never been able to think that before.
We have the matriarch, the businessman, the pastor, and the thinker, and who I vote for may simply come down to how I’m feeling on June 5th.
Should the adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” be on my mind, I’ll likely vote for Gov. Kay Ivey.
If I’m thinking even more jobs would be even mo’ better, then Mayor Tommy Battle will be my man.
If I happen to read something in the news that shows our Christian world and life view under attack, then I’ll respond by voting for evangelist Scott Dawson.
And if I’m feeling that we need someone who has a firm grasp of, and commitment to, authentic conservative principles, I’ll fill in the circle beside State Senator Bill Hightower’s name.
Meanwhile, I’ll spend some time writing a little about each, why I like them, and the attributes they could bring to the office.
It might be a boring race … but I’m getting pretty excited about what comes next.