Vinnie had the scoop. I don’t know about this guy; he might be too old for the office, probably can’t even dunk. Courtesy of Hogue News.
The new social, fiscal conservative is Businessman Ken Miller.
Miller is married to Kathy Miller, (12 years), and they are the proud parents of two daughters.
He is a devout Christian, pro-life in every aspect and supports marriage, family and individual liberties.
In Miller’s recent book, (”What’s Great About America”), he writes, “Ever since the Gold Rush, California has taken a leadership role in America. It has been the head, not the tail”.
California’s influence is easily seen in world culture. It is this candidate’s firm belief that “California will continue strongly in this leadership role, despite the current political and financial hindrances.”
Ken Miller will announce his candidacy tomorrow (Saturday, August 1st) at 11AM at the home of George and Patty Landavazo; 150 Williams Court, Fremont, California 94536.
The campaign website is to be launched by Monday, August 3rd; it reads www.kencares2010.com for those needing more on this long-shot newcomer to the gubernatorial road. (campaign staff number is 415-272-7583)
I spoke with Ken Miller by phone this after, here are a few of his answers to my questions:
The easilest of questions; why are you running for Governor?
“There’s an old story that talks about the ’trees of the forest’ wanting a king. They went to the olive tree, and its was too busy growing olives. They went to the fig tree, and it was too busy growing figs. They asked the vine, and it was too busy producing wine. Finally, the calculating tumbleweed stepped up to the plate.”
“The forest turn itself over to the tumbleweed, a dead weed that had no branches for shade, and produced no living thing. All the tumbleweed did was manipulate, control and destroy the life of the forest. Eric, this is the problem we have right now in California; we have turned our Golden State over to the tumbleweed politicians who manipulate, intimidate and such the life right out of this state.”
How do you plan to get your message out to the voters in a multi-million-dollar race?
“I am starting with a ‘State Walk’. My campaign will begin near the Oregon border as my campaign will be walking, driving and riding the entire length of the great state of California as we meet people where they live. I am planning meetings in cafes, dinners, town halls, residential homes – anywhere we can to speak with the people of this state.”
“The voters are looking for three things: trust, commitment and care. They will find out that I am trustworthy, I am committed to this cause and I care about what they care about – not what government cares about.”
How can you think you’re able to compete with the celebrities and millionares called Meg Whitman, Steve Poisner and Tom Campbell?
” I know the number one question is money; listen, I am not a millionaire. This race is not about money for me. Sure, I’ll be receiving donations as I journey the state meeting with her people, but I am not a self-funded candidate. What you have in me is a grassroots conservative who desires to be a righteous politician for California. I am not playing the money, money who has the most money game right now – there have been many a candidate who lead the money game and finished last in vote the night of an election.”
“I am taking this campaign to the people – as the Doobie Brother’s would say – I am taking it to the street. I will be going where other candidates will not go; small towns, small groups and the rural portions of California that are constantly ignore by the politicians until someone in Sacramento realizes they need more money for their tax and spend addictions.”
His name is Ken Miller; tomorrow he starts the journey.
Can an up-start, true moral conservative create a ground-swell of interest with only $5 million and no name recognition in a state the size of California…and one that is as enamored with celebrity as California is?
He’ll find out one way, or the other, soon enough.