I'm 42 and I've lived in the Portland, Oregon area for 16 years working as an engineer at Intel Corporation. Growing up I've lived in several places in the U.S. including Topeka, Kansas, Billings, Montana, and Fort Myers, Florida.
Being a centrist means being a realist; having the right priorities for government policies based on the best way to run a government using the experience and knowledge of people that have studied government and economics for many years. Priorities include making sure we fight corruption and pork barreling at every turn, having solid trade deals with as much of the world as possible, taking care of the casualties of globalization with work education and training, and improving our education so that we can realize the American dream again for our middle class. That way, we can cut through the 2-party quagmire and elect sensible people to do sensible things, despite the political cost.
Education, for the reason outlined above. It is absolutely critical to get our workforce educated and in front of the current and future world economy.
By keeping a consistent and simple message. By reassuring voters that we have the best long-term interest in mind for the country. By repeating the Centrist message over and over, and working with other like-minded groups and possibly merging with them to join forces. Too many splintered moderate groups will not push the movement forward.
I am a fervent believer in Dr. Wheelan's political and economic philosophies, and would like to contribute more to help the cause.