Hardly a critical analysis…

For facts on Felix we always refer readers to our website or to the blog.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/81907712.html

If you read the article linked above..please..here I present a better view of Felix.

FACT: When Schieffer withdraw from the race, because he realized he was going no where..he suggested other candidates do the same and support his chosen candidate, one who had repeatedly denied he was not going to switch races, and one who he felt could get democrats motivated.  Did anyone listen to rationalbroadcasting this morning?

FACT:  The TDP Chair, during a closed door meeting with the declared gubernatorial candidates suggested that they consider races down ballot races to eliminate the glut at the governor level. Several (meaning more than two) news sources reported much the same…along with Schieffer’s comment. Two of the then candidates actually took the advise and moved down ballot, both citing their rational for the decision. Stay tuned for the making of a king….

The whole “who’s is and who’s out” well…we all read, wrote and shared. Do a Google search…there is plenty of info…

FACT: Felix was a Democratic  candidate for Congress twice (not several as in more than two). For ease of intellectual research here are the numbers:

District 6 100% U.S.
2002 – General Election – 27.67%

Democratic nominee
2004 – 100% U.S. Representative District 12
2004 – General Election – 27.68

FACT:  The Houston Chronicle reporter posed as a member of the media wanting to host a fundraiser, to get our attention.  Our  website  does direct the media to check out the blog for responses of any sort for breaking news and such.

Most reporters have been able to reach us by phone.  There is a number on the contact page and a link to our email, so you don’t have to use the contact form.

BTW: I do give out Felix’s cell number to reporters requesting phone interviews.

We are approaching the Primaries rather quickly. Voters need candidate information and not poorly framed opinions, although the latter is usually what is conveyed. The democratic process has been trampled beyond recognition, but this campaign and this election nevertheless proceeds.  The relationship we have with critics is one of love/hate. The only problem is that critics keep us from watching good movies.

Voters will follow their usual path and others will make the best choice from the list of candidates who stood up for the people of the Texas when the subjective – so-called – well-qualified democrat chose to stand down in 2010 and do nothing. For many voters that choice will be Felix Rodriguez Alvarado.

He stands for the people of Texas and not for the sake of politics as usual.

Published in: on January 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm  Leave a Comment  
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When Experience Matters Little…Politics as Usual

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Fort Worth, TX, Jan. 13, 2010: Felix Alvarado has focused on bringing leadership and vision to Texas, creating jobs and bringing much needed medical care to Texans, but his desire to provide solutions for our education system comes from years of actual experience in the classroom.

I noticed that the Texas State Teachers Association (correction: not AFT) has endorsed Bill White for Governor of Texas.  It makes me wonder why this teacher organization has endorsed this candidate to the exclusion of the other well-qualified people running for the office.

My name is Felix Alvarado and I am a candidate for governor of the state of Texas.  I am not nearly as well financed nor am I nearly as well connected with the leadership of the Democratic party, but I do have a track record in education and an education platform that is detailed and provides specific solutions for the problems that place Texas education in the bottom eighth of the states in this vital area.

Bill White’s parents were teachers.  What does that say about his knowledge about the conditions in today’s classrooms?  I am and have been a teacher and assistant principle in the public schools of Texas for the past 15 years and I know what problems, frustrations and hindrances teachers and students face every day.

White talks about what he will do but has no plan for implementation.  Do you remember in 2000 when George Bush said he was going to be the “education president”?  How did that turn out?

If  White advocates increased taxes to underwrite his unstated educational reforms, he will lose the election.  Texans are some of the most heavily taxed people in the country today and are unlikely to vote for new taxes.  If he is not going to raise taxes, how will he “create a first class school system”?   How is he going to “attract and retain highly qualified teachers to give Texas students the skills needed to compete in the marketplace”?

I am attaching my education platform with detailed descriptions of how to improve the system, but most of all provide the best possible teachers, teaching conditions and curriculum to permit Texas’ students to compete on the world wide stage of the 21st century without raising anyone’s taxes.

See my attached Education Platform.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-1-13-2010

Sincerely,

Felix Alvarado

Contact: Irma Mathis
Alvarado Campaign
P. O. Box 276663
San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone: 682-559-2469
Email: mygov2010@gmail.com

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Published in: on January 14, 2010 at 1:59 am  Leave a Comment  

Read about Felix…

He is not the chosen one, but he is the only real choice…Felix Alvarado.

http://www.living-magazine.com/online/publish/Politics/Felix_Alvarado.shtml

Felix has not diverted from the issues that remain problematic for most Texans.  We have witnessed our elected leaders rush to helm to fix certain issues before re-election. We have witnessed candidates stepping aside to let the chosen king pass.  We have witnessed more ills in our democratic process than we care for, and we call it “politics as usual.”  Yes, there are many issues facing various demographic groups and all are equally important, but their effect varies. That does not mean they should be ignored only that as Texans we have to concede that educating our children, our livelihood and our physical well-being must take priority.  I heard these issues referred to as bread and butter issues, well that may be so, but they too are socially divisive.  At this juncture this is what troubles Texans.

Funding education, how? We do not want a state tax! Anyone remember the Robin Hood plan? People recite the problem with fancy statistical data, but come on, we all know the problem.  The real challenge is coming up with a workable solution that will produce the desired results.

Providing equal and affordable health care access to all Texans is  needed, but defining the limits has been quite divisive. To make it worse, we have worked against ourselves.

Jobs, jobs, jobs…and still we need more jobs. We like to boast about the living in the 12th largest economy, but frankly it is not much to boast about unless you are on the receiving end.

So far, Felix has offered an immediate-short-term solution, with long-range planning. He has not had to spin someone else’s work and then call it his own.

My Fellow Democrats, I invite you to come out and meet Felix Alvarado at one of our meet and greet’s.

With deep south Texas roots, humble beginnings unequaled, yet climbed all the way to the top of the enlisted ranks in the military, being born and raised poor did not dissuade Felix from obtaining higher education. A true Tejano, a Texan, and a proud American, neither lack of funding nor political experience will dissuade Felix from taking a stand for the people of Texas. In 2010, the Governor’s mansion may finally board a true Tejano. Tell your friends, bring a friend, but don’t stay home and miss this opportunity to meet the next, first Hispanic Governor of  Texas.

Please call Herbert Lacy for ticket information at 210-216-6669.

It’s not unusual…

I am a classroom teacher in the Dallas ISD.  I am also a military veteran of twenty-eight years in the Naval Reserve, Army and Air Force.

Felix on the endorsement of Texas State Teachers Association over the weekend of White.

“When I read that you had endorsed Bill White for governor, I was astonished and dumbfounded beyond belief  as I read your motives for your endorsement.  That he understands teaching because his parents were teachers is like saying that my children know everything about Air Force One because I was in an organization that inspected the wing that maintains Air Force One.

We know it takes money to operate a statewide campaign, but if we let money hinder our outreach then we have no business in this race. Money, endorsements and media coverage have been handed only to the “chosen” one.  Even the platform sounds familiar.  As much as his supporters would like us to believe that he is someone we should all bow to, a large part of the citizenry has yet to learn his name.   The large part mind you that will have a significant role in the November election.  You may differ all you want. The win in March is not where the battle begins, but it may be where the battle will end if we continue with the politics as usual shenanigans.  At this rate the best we can look forward to is another four, eight even twelve years of the same poor leadership that has Texas sitting at the bottom.

As we all know, the governor’s race, or for that matter – any election is only about how much money a candidate can raise, plain and simple. It is obvious,  a candidate does not even need a platform, because he can simply borrow from his opponent.

Coming up with workable solutions that will appeal to the general masses is not necessary when you place an order for a candidate, nor is defending those solutions.  The objective is to sell the personality as one genuinely concerned for the needs of others.  However far fetched it may sound.

As Texans. we have allowed money and influence to reign over us, and I don’t know about you, but I have had enough.

I always get a laugh when non/infrequent-voters complain about our political process and the ridiculous spending of monies that could be put to better use, but yet they never realize that all the money spent to reach voters, to educate voters, and to buys votes has yet to actually persuade them to vote.  Let me tell you about these people. They are working class, professional and educated people, young and old that feel their vote does not matter.

Money can buy plenty of media exposure, but it does not guarantee a win, just ask the last Dem candidate that spent his own millions. Certainly, getting voters to believe in you, to trust you and your mission is still another hurdle. Getting people out to vote , again…

more later…

Published in: on January 12, 2010 at 3:19 am  Leave a Comment  

Link

Felix Alvarado on Education

http://snipurl.com/u0zsj

Published in: on January 9, 2010 at 3:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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No Gubernatorial Debate until after the Primaries!

Well, we were tentatively scheduled for a gubernatorial debate in Dallas, but it was just canceled. Apparently,  the leading opponent, top lead of dream team two – will not be participating in any debates prior to the Primaries.  I guess he figures he has this race in the bag that he does not need to convince Democrats, much less anyone else that he is worth supporting….

Published in: on January 7, 2010 at 3:34 am  Leave a Comment  

DREAM TEAM TWO…

2010

Stayed tuned!

Published in: on January 4, 2010 at 9:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Final day…Last chance…

Well, the day has finally arrived. Today is the final day of filing.   Rumor has it we should see another Lt Gov candidate today and well, who knows what other surprises we”ll see today. With only 57 days to go until the Primaries there is still much work to be done.

If the pundits are correct, this year could be the year a Democrat may be able to get elected statewide… well with a lot of hard work, little rest and a steep climb. It may be a deja vous of the 1991 election where Richards won by a very narrow margin. As we know, she was not able to secure a reelection in 1994. 

Winning by narrow margins  is not an option. We need slam dunks in 2010. 

Vote Felix Alvarado in 2010!

Published in: on January 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Latino candidates awaiting right time

This article appeared on www.mysanantonio.com.  I found this assessment quite interesting.

“The demographics just aren’t there yet — only 37 percent of Texans are Latino. To win, a Latino candidate will need a large war chest, strong cross-over appeal among Anglos and a statewide network.

In some ways, 2010 is an annunciation year for the new generation of Latino leaders in San Antonio — they hear the call but are waiting for the right moment. Many, including state Rep. Mike Villarreal, the Castro twins — particularly state Rep. Joaquin Castro — were lobbied to run but decided to sit tight.

Right now, Texas does not look like it’s racing into a new future. But change is coming. By 2020, the Democratic Party’s strong Latino farm team — most of them with headquarters in San Antonio — will be ready for statewide play.”

I personally find it quite insulting. As a Latina I can pretty much decide who I want to support in a political race. I would support a Hispanic candidate, with or without a war chest, just as I would support any candidate of any race or ethnicity that could convince me they could do a better job at running state government and that they have a grasp on the issues at hand.

It  is quite disappointing to read that our current Hispanic leaders do not have the fortitude to run for office, especially if they believe they could do a better job for the people of Texas and in what capacity. If they don’t that’s fine, but we should not be out there recruiting candidates simply because of their race/ethnicity to bring out the Hispanic vote.

Felix knows he can do better for the people of Texas. He does not need a general consensus to convince him that he should run.  He does not need a clear slate. The whole purpose of elections is for the people to vote for the best candidate.

Our seniors, our children, our Veterans and every Texan out there affected by our current situation cannot wait until 2020 for real change to come to Texas. Felix has said over and over again. We need to prepare all Texans to compete in a global economy. We need a leader with vision, with leadership abilities, someone that is concerned for the needs of Texans today, not 4 to 1o years from now.  We need a leader that can stand on his own two feet. We need someone who can reach people and not just elected officials.

We have a farm breeding Latino politicians?

Latino candidates awaiting right time

Sometimes percentages can be deceiving…

but…you can try to work them to your advantage. Now let’s talk about the governor’s race. When it comes to opponents, I find it difficult to swallow that anyone who wins a mayoral race with only 13.52% (123,413 total ballots/912,888 RV) of the population of registered voters voting … a popular or outstanding leader.  I would imagine a strong leader would excite the population into supporting his or her candidacy.  It is more the norm for mayors to get elected by a small percentage of the population, which is probably why they do not get elected statewide.  But, one would assume that a popular mayor would excite and encourage voter participation, rather than effect decline in voter participation, more so during reelection.  That seems to speak loudly about the strength of that support.