Wait folks! Felix is the only candidate with a plan!

 

Yes, Felix is the only candidate with a plan to address the critical issues facing us… a daunting task even for the current leadership that have consistently fallen short and to date fail to rise to the occasion…  All we have to do is turn around to see the failures of our current leadership. Nowhere is it more visible than in south Texas. We did not make it to the bottom by sheer luck. It took years of hard work, and neglect to get here. There is plenty of blame to go around.

“The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.  Author: John Stuart Mill”

While the anointed and the millionaire have been filling the airwaves with empty rhetoric, empty punches and receiving their due reward, Felix has been steadfast at presenting solutions.

While the establishment rule has worked diligently at promoting their worn out strategies to elect “one of their own” Felix has impressed upon us all that we, the people are highly capable of choosing our own leaders.

Felix presents solutions for education from the heart of the problem. He did not gain insight into the problems in the classroom from any secondary source.

Felix is close to the working men and women who struggle to maintain a remnant of the American dream.

Felix knows the ills that plague our health care system, our military veterans and our seniors.

Someone once said that “Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity (author: Charles G. Dawes).” Well, mediocrity is not what we need in Austin. We need someone who offers workable solutions. The old phrase “Where’s the beef?” describes the platforms of the only two candidates that merit any attention from the democratic establishment.

We do not need someone who can pay off for not delivering on a promise. We do not need another mediocre leader in Austin whose campaign tactics take us back fifty years. We do not need a leader in Austin who has to be seduced to lead, or who bows to the demands of deep pockets.

 We need someone with actual leadership skills. We need someone committed to the people and who will diligently pursue, and put into action solutions to our current problems. That candidate is Felix Alvarado.

He has proven himself steadfast and committed to presenting real solutions to real problems, while the anointed and the millionaire have been diligent at promoting the status quo.

March 2, 2010 Texans will have a choice… Keep with indifference or make a difference!  

 The only real choice is Felix Alvarado.

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Lubbock Democratic Candidates Banquet

I was so impressed and proud of the Lubbock Democrats that arranged the event last night.  They are the Democratic group that make me proud of being a Democrat.  I am sure that those who attended would agree.  I understand that the event was completely sold out with people waiting hopelessly for tickets.  Clearly, the candidates did not disappoint.  This is the kind of enthusiasm we need all over Texas. This is the level to which every one who calls himself a Democrat should rise….

My special message for the South Texan Democrat that suggested that all politicians unite behind one candidate…”You should have been present at last night’s event.”  This is a Democratic primary and Democrats should decide whom they want to challenge the Republican winner.  This primary contest is not fought in the middle, it is fought on the left and the right. “This is a fight!” said one gentleman.

After Lubbock, I headed on to Knox City.  As I was enjoying breakfast at a local restaurant I took the opportunity to speak with some clients about what three issues were most important to them.  Their response… jobs, education and health care.

From the beginning, my campaign has focused on creating jobs, immediately and long range planning for jobs that cannot be outsourced.   We continue on that path.  This campaign is not about rhetoric.  It is about action.

I will be speaking in Knox City at today at 2:30 p.m.

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More later…….. Felix

I get the message folks. This is a fight. The Primaries is where we choose our David. With a sling-shot and a stone…we can be victorious in November.

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.

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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

Happy New Year!!

Ended the year in Odessa, Texas. Met some great people. I am looking forward to a return trip, the next 60 days, and the Primaries. We will continue touring the state for the remaining weeks. There are still many places left to visit, but so far, the response has been awesome.  We will need plenty of help before the Primaries. So, if you have time, contact us.  Felix

Things get done when ordinary people do extraordinary things.

You can buy a campaign package and make it work for you, but a prepackaged candidate… I have my doubts.


Democracy Trumped & Trampled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Fort Worth, TX, Dec. 31, 2009:  Felix Alvarado has focused on bringing leadership and vision to Texas, on creating jobs, and addressing the educational and health care needs of all Texans.  A rare quality in today’s political landscape that makes Felix uniquely qualified to serve as governor of the state of Texas.

The values I learned in my 28 year military career shape my life today.  First, I learned that, as Americans, we have an obligation to serve God and Country.  Like most of us who placed our lives on the line for our country, I did this voluntarily. 

I served to protect and defend everyone’s right to do exactly what I am doing right now; to participate in the democratic process.  I would never deny anyone this constitutional right, but would instead encourage everyone to participate. 

 I hope that everyone who reads this article is as outraged as I have been, at the suggestion that all candidates remove their name from the ballot, so that one person can become the anointed candidate.  Yes, an anointed candidate, because he has yet to prove his leadership skills outside his circle of acquaintances.  We have elected other anointed candidates, and all have failed miserably to accomplish their prime objective. Words cannot explain the disgust that I feel.  What is even more disgusting is that responsible people, those who consider themselves leaders, put the mandate of the party above the needs of the people they represent.  This is utterly disgusting. This is, however, politics as usual.

Further, I cannot express how offensive I find the allusion that the only reason why I am seeking to be Governor of our Great State of Texas, is because I am Hispanic.  I heard these same snide remarks in the military, because I was achieving rank that few minorities attained. I had a record of accomplishment in the military, as I have a record of accomplishment today. That is why I was promoted in the military and that is what I carry into the campaign, a lifetime of accomplishment.

I am running because I know I can do better for the working-class, for our Seniors who labored throughout their lives, for our Texas Warriors who risked their lives in the combat fields and now feel abandoned by our government, having to travel several hundred miles to obtain the VA medical care which their service-related wounds and illnesses require.   Our Veterans deserve better care from our State and Federal governments.  As a combat Veteran, I know what they are encountering – and will fight to help them.

I am proud to be an American of Hispanic heritage. I need your help to bring real change to government and I am confident that together we can win.

Felix Alvarado for Texas Governor
USAF Retired Vietnam Veteran

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Let’s get real!

The only candidate that stands a chance at defeating the Republican opponent… is Felix Rodriguez Alvarado. Perry is to powerful, even though many of his followers have become dissatisfied with his performance… to say the least. KBH has not fared any better at keeping her followers from shifting camps, but let’s get real… Texans are ready for some real change in Austin.

Felix represents that change.  We cannot wait until 2022 for another opportunity…the time is now to elect someone who can give the GOP a real challenge.  We need Felix because he represents a real threat to the status quo culture.

We can’t deny, the status quo politicians have done a great job at maintaining the livelihood of big business supporters, and their own pockets.  Our education failures which are too long to list, lack of affordable health care, high uninsured rates, high poverty rates, high unemployment and a struggling economy, to name a few issues are proof that the status quo need to go. Living in the 12th largest economy does not matter to the man or woman who can’t find a job. The Hispanic vote means little if the Hispanic population will not gain anything from supporting the same-old status quo politician. The white vote means little if the population will not gain from supporting the same-old status quo politician.

Texans need a reason to vote. Texans need someone who will protect their interests.

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

As Christmas day approaches, so does the anticipation of a new year and election time.  With Felix in the race, the only Hispanic gubernatorial candidate “so far” 2010 may be a history making year.  While strategists determine the best possible approach to defeat the Republicans, Felix is confident he can beat the Republicans with pure common sense.

People across the country are fascinated with Texas politics. Which Democrat will be able to beat the Republicans? Who will “they” be able to run against Perry that can guarantee victory? Although, pundits have already determined the winner of the governors’ race with pure speculation, you have to wonder on what they are basing their conclusion. The filing period has not ended yet.   If they are using polling information to make their assessments, the accuracy of any poll is always questionable. Folks, every day holds a potential for surprises! Keep an ear open! Felix is the only choice for November! He has not wavered in his committment to the governor’s race or to the people of Texas. With Felix, we can have victory in November.

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” Babe Ruth
We can’t ignore the shenanigans this election cycle. We stepped back in time 50 years. Seriously folks, we need to get back to the future.

Democracy Trumped

The values I learned in the military shape my life today. First, I learned that we serve God and Country. I, like most of us who served did this voluntarily. I served to protect and defend everyone’s right to do exactly what I am doing right now, participate in the democratic process. I would never deny anyone this constitutional right and would encourage every one to participate. I hope that everyone who visits this website is as outraged as I have been at the suggestion that all candidates remove their name from the ballot, so that one person can become the anointed candidate. Yes, an anointed candidate because he has yet to be proven a leader outside his circle of acquaintance. We have elected other anointed candidates, and all have failed miserably to accomplish their prime objective. Words cannot explain the disgust that I feel. What is even more disgusting is that responsible people, those who consider themselves leaders put the mandate of the party above the needs of the people they represent. This is utterly disgusting. This is, however, politics as usual.

Further, I cannot express how offensive I find the allusion that the only reason that I am running is because I am Hispanic. I heard these same snide remarks in the military because I was achieving rank that few minorities attained. I had a record of accomplishment in the military as I have a record of accomplishment today. That is why I was promoted in the military and that is what I carry into the campaign, a lifetime of accomplishment. I am running because I know I can do better, and I just happen to be Hispanic. I need your help to bring real change to government and I am confident that together we can win.

“The historic bonds which link Texas and the Democratic Party are no temporary union of convenience. They are deeply embedded in the history and purpose of this State and party. For the Democratic Party is not a collection of diverse interests brought together only to win elections. We are united instead by a common history and heritage–by a respect for the deeds of the past and a recognition of the needs of the future. Never satisfied with today, we have always staked our fortunes on tomorrow. That is the kind of State which Texas has always been–that is the kind of vision and vitality which Texans have always possessed–and that is the reason why Texas will always be basically Democratic.”

A quote from a speech that President John F. Kennedy never got the opportunity to deliver ( November 22, 1963).

A novelty candidate!

   

Seems Felix has just been tagged a novelty candidate.  Well, all I can say is…no one attempted to clear the path for him to run unopposed, (the audacity of interfering with the democratic process, but that seems to be politics as usual). Being Hispanic, naturally most people would believe, or predict the surname can win Felix, or any Hispanic the Primary.  Need I say…I’m rooting for the Hispanic candidate. Anyway, the feedback so far is very positive, not because Felix is Hispanic, but because he offers viable solutions to the issues we currently face, and that resonates with many people.   

As of, Dec. 7, 2009 Felix is an official candidate for Texas Governor. We handed a cashier’s check to the TDP rep. see below!!! I knew the check thing from 2006 would be the first thing the media and others would bring up.  I am also sure that some people will spin the check thing for the duration of the election cycle…they like riding dead horses, and clicking on links, still Felix will continue to reach out to all Texans and share his plans for Texas.  

This one will not bounce!!!

With only 84 days before the Primary there is still much work to be done!

There is no rest for the Democrat that want’s to be Texas Governor.
more later…
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