On Tuesday, the day after Jay Inslee announced his candidacy for governor, columnist Peter Callaghan declared that it is too soon for candidates to start their campaigns. He did not write that opinion weeks ago when Rob McKenna declared his candidacy.
When is it too soon to stand up to the divisive rhetoric of the tea party? When is it too soon to put a stop to the job-killing economics of the right-wing agenda? When is it too soon to challenge those who would attack public education rather than address the root problem of poverty?
Attorney General Rob McKenna opted to appeal a Superior Court ruling affirming that the state is not meeting its constitutional obligation to the students of Washington. He will likely lose that appeal. The bully pulpit of the governorship is only one election away.
We have all seen the ugly ramifications of Gov. Walker’s attacks on education and workers rights in Wisconsin. When is it too soon to challenge head-on the forces that will divide us, instead to step forward toward the job creation we need?