Unless he stumbles and falls flat on his face, Congressman John Carney should be the next governor of Delaware. With his past experience in Delaware government as finance director and Lt. Governor he understands the problems of our state and how the system works and what is wrong with the system.
Having served two terms as Delaware’s Congressman only adds to his resume.
Republicans have patiently waited to see who the Democrats would run for governor; State Senator Colin Bonini has announced his intentions to seek the governor’s nod from the Republicans. Knowing a little about the political system in Delaware and with the heavy Democrat registration in Wilmington and NCCo I’d say the Republicans will look no further and secretly concede Carney will be the next governor.
Bonini is a nice person but in all of his years in the Delaware Legislature he has not been aggressive; not showing up for committee meetings and introducing very little legislation.
His fame to himself is he has never voted for a state budget always claiming cuts should be made; we agree, but he never offers any solutions as where budget cuts should be made.
Carney lost a primary for governor to Markell, an upset since Carney was the party’s choice. I doubt if John will make the same mistake again.
Delaware faces a $200,000 dollar shortfall in next years budget. It’s time for a fresh face. Carney is that face.