Wish her luck, but not much there other than being a retired fighter pilot. Will take a lot more than that in a strongly Republican district in KY.
I read the NPR interview and some other information and it will be hard for her to spend 20 years in the military, retire in June and fly back home and say vote for me.
Of course, I am sure the RNC and others are digging as hard as they can to find other reasons why people in KY might not want to vote for her.
But politics is strange, so hopefully she can pull it off.
One of her criticisms of Congress is the lack of veterans. That has been increasing ever since the draft was eliminated. In addition, the military has been downsized by all administrations, so less veterans.
As there are fewer veterans, it also means there are fewer veterans to vote for other veterans.
Incidentally, just being retired military or a former fighter pilot does not qualify for being in Congress. That is why I hope she can come up with very good positions and ideas that the people of KY will support.
I don't know why she wouldn't be qualified. We had a man in Kansas named Jim Ryan whose only qualification was running fast around a track and people voted for him for years for Congress.
Right off, I would say anyone who's a fighter pilot has tremendous psychological, physical and intellectual skills, perseverance and the ability to get along with people and work alongside others in a team.
As far as what her political stances are, or if she has any base support where she came from, I don't know about that. You're right that she might have some
work ahead of her on and those two important points.
But with her background, she should be able to figure out anything that she needs to know about serving in that Congress - - I would say she's Head and Shoulders already above most people who are already there.
On another note you mentioned the draft. It certainly was a different military when most men had to serve, but this would be another thread.
However, I've always felt that young people, after high school, need to do some community service before they start out in life, whether it's the military, public service or elsewhere in their community. But I guess I'm just old-fashioned.