June 13, 2012
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I want to tell our Valley about Shahram Hadian, the lesser-known Republican gubernatorial candidate. I’m not going to recite his biography. I hope people will look it up online at http://hadian2012.com/.
What I want to tell people is this: when you read his bio and you like what you read, don’t turn away saying, “I doubt that he can win.” Doubt is the devil’s oldest trick in the book! Don’t fall for it! If you doubt and don’t vote for Shahram, you create a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You cause his loss. That is how Rick Santorum lost. Too many people doubted that Santorum could win against Obama, and they created a self-fulfilling prophecy by throwing their votes to Romney. (I’ve heard it over and over again — people saying, “I like Rick, but I doubt that he can win, so I’m voting for Romney.”)
Don’t let that happen with our governor’s race! If you like Shahram, then back him up! Decide that you will work all the harder for him. It’s not every election that we can choose a good man, because good men usually don’t run for office. But Shahram is stepping out with courage.
He needs grassroots support. We the people have to be courageous and hardworking if we want this courageous leader. At the state GOP convention, Shahram got more cheers and applause than McKenna, but the party is favoring McKenna since Shahram is the “new kid on the block.” So please, if you like Shahram, do something to help him win — even as I am doing something to introduce him to you. Thank you.