Like the rest of you, I’m feeling besieged these days by campaign commercials. I can’t escape them. This morning, I heard a Dennis Daugaard ad on the radio. In the ad, I heard him say for the umpteenth time that job creation will be his No. 1 priority if he is elected governor.
For whatever reason, I began to ponder whether job creation is what South Dakotans want their governor to have as his top priority.
That may be heresy on my part, but what about public safety? What about quality roads? What about quality schools?
I don’t have anything against Daugaard or his job-creation efforts. And I realize that, in this economy, saying you’ll focus on jobs is pretty smart politics. I’m just curious what you, the voters, think about Daugaard’s jobs pledge. Is that what you want your governor’s top priority to be? Or would you rather the governor make something else his top priority?