I heard a bit on the local NPR station that Ron Barber will be voting against the Obamacare repeal. I’m glad to hear he’s not running away from it.
I still don’t get the over-caution from him. The district he’s running in now is even more Democratic than the one he skunked Jesse Kelly in. I’m still perplexed by the Eric Holder vote and the explanation that by half voting for what he’s acknowledging is a partisan witch hunt he’s striking a blow for civility is a bit much. And I don’t think the “split the baby” stand will win over any Republican or independent that’s on the fence about the guy.
If it was some way to make sure that the NRA doesn’t give him a bad rating, good luck with that. I don’t think they are in the habit of giving endorsements to high profile gunshot victims. The existence of people like Barber tend to ruin their thesis.
Anyhow, I like Ron a lot, I’ve just been getting frustrated with a couple of his votes. His willingness to be on the right side on the ACA is reassuring.