Thursday, August 25, 2016
Danforth endorses Greitens
Politics is, at its root, about how we help people. Somewhere along the way, politicians have forgotten this. They have turned politics into the worst kind of personality contest and brought a pettiness and ugliness to the public sphere.
The change begins with the politicians themselves—the men and women we elect to serve us and shape the direction of our state and country. They must be servants first, people who are focused on how we help our fellow citizens. They must be people of uncommon character, courage, and conviction.
That’s why I’m proud to endorse Eric Greitens for Governor. At a time when it’s easy to become cynical about public service, Eric Greitens has spent his life devoted to serving others. He has worked hand-in-hand and side-by-side with children in some of the world’s poorest and toughest places. He has served his country honorably as a United States Navy SEAL. And he built an organization that has improved the lives of his fellow veterans here at home. He has worked tirelessly to improve the life of his fellow man, and now he is stepping up to improve the future of our state.
Missouri has real needs—in education, jobs, and infrastructure—and I believe those challenges require leaders who have achieved results—leaders like Eric Greitens. I urge my fellow Missourians to vote for Eric Greitens this fall. It’s time to send a trusted public servant to Jefferson City.
Senator John C. Danforth