Now that Governor Terry Branstad has won the GOP nomination in the Iowa Gubernatorial race, he’s looking for a running mate. Short lists have been created, and predictions have been made.
I think one name should be at the top of the list – State Representative Rod Roberts. He ran a positive, principled campaign. He is a true public servant. He is a solid conservative. He would be an asset to the Branstad campaign as a tireless campaigner, a positive and friendly addition who can help build trust with social conservatives. He was, I felt, the unity candidate in the Republican primary, and for that reason I think he would be the best choice to run with Governor Branstad – he is a selection that both fiscal and social conservatives can get behind.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen said of his potential to be Lt. Governor:
If Branstad is still interested in positioning himself as the conservative candidate best able to cross-political divides within the state, he might consider asking his other rival, Rod Roberts of Carroll, to be his running mate.In Robert’s 10 years in the Iowa Legislature, he proved himself to be both a good human being and a good representative for his Western Iowa district. In his work for Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, he oversees new church development and works with local congregations in planning and leadership programs. As such, he has the experience to be an effective lieutenant governor, the religious clout to reach out to voters who doubt Branstad’s conservative bona fides and the learning ability to develop into a strong gubernatorial candidate for 2014.
I agree and am proud to join a grassroots effort started by Jeff Jorgensen, a Central Committee member of the Pottawattamie County Republican Party to convince Governor Branstad to add Roberts to his ticket.
Branstad/Roberts sounds like a potent ticket to me, and I hope it does to you as well. I encourage all Iowa Republicans to sign our petition to let Governor Branstad know that you feel Rod Roberts would make a great addition to his ticket to boot Governor Chet Culver out of office.
Sign the petition, it’s completely free and easy to do.
Update: There was a technical issue with the original petition hosting site, it has since been moved. The links above and the code below have been updated.
If you would like to add the above graphic to your blog or website, the code is below:
<center><a href="http://www.gopetition.com/online/37119.html" target="_blank"><img style="display: inline" title="rodrobertspetition" alt="rodrobertspetition" src="http://caffeinatedthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/rodrobertspetition1.jpg" width="240" height="240" /></a></center>
Editor & Founder at Caffeinated Thoughts
Shane Vander Hart is the founder and editor-in-chief of Caffeinated Thoughts. He is also the President of 4:15 Communications, LLC, a social media & communications consulting/management firm. Prior to this Shane spent 20 years in youth ministry serving in church, parachurch, and school settings. He has also served as an interim pastor and is a sought-after speaker and pulpit fill-in. Shane has been married to his wife Cheryl since 1993 and they have three kids. Shane and his family reside near Des Moines, IA.
Latest posts by Shane Vander Hart (see all)
- GOP Poll: Iowa 1st Congressional District Sees Close Race - October 16, 2018
- The Only Two Metrics That Matter in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District - October 16, 2018
- Republicans Lead Generic Polling in Battleground House Districts - October 15, 2018