While much of the attention this electoral season has been on the race for the White House, Governors have been an untold success story. In the 2010 election, the number of Republican Governors increased from twenty-two to twenty-nine. The story just does not end there.
Whether it is ... Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) who has fought to protect the rights of the unborn including signing the landmark legislative bills to require sonograms before an abortion and the de-funding of Planned Parenthood in Texas. Or Governor Bill McDonnell (R-VA) who along with Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) started the conservative wave by regaining the Governor's mansion in Virginia. Or Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) who signed landmark legislation to slash the states bloated budget by $30 million and eliminate collective bargaining for government unions. Or Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) who stood up to President Obama during the BP oil spill and brought Louisiana back to life. Or Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) who is fighting to bring Florida' economy back to life by dredging to increase the Port of Miami and requiring drug testing for welfare benefits recipients.
All five of the Governors are a testament to embracing and implementing conservative principles to make their states competitive again. Through leaner governments, states' rights and free-market principles these and the rest of Republican Governors give a beacon of hope to millions of Americans while Washington fails to deliver.
All five took the time out of their busy schedules to share their success stories at CPAC 2012 in Washington. Watch and listen. Be inspired and if you live in a state currently not run by a Republican Governor, fight like hell to get one. You deserve it.
Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) addresses CPAC 2012
Governor Bob McDonnell (R-VA) addresses CPAC 2012
Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) addresses CPAC 2012
Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) addresses CPAC 2012
Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) is interviewed by Hot Air