Sunday, 07 February 2010
WHY I WILL RUN FOR GOVERNOR IN 2010
By Kristin Davis
Last Saturday I gave the first political speech of my life. I spoke to the Manhattan Libertarian party and told them I planning a campaign for Governor of New York State. I have not decided whether to seek the Libertarian party nomination or form my own party based on my platform; legalization, regulation and taxation of prostitution, marijuana, and legalizing gay marriage.
When was the last time a candidate put forward this kind of honest, radical platform? When is the last time a politician offered the voters something different than higher taxes, more spending, greater debt and service cuts.
I will also run to highlight the inequities of our criminal justice system which discriminates against women, minorities and poor people, a system which sent me to jail while Eliot Spitzer broke the law and walked away free. Eliot Spitzer is symptomatic of the problem we are dealing with in NY- dirty politicians who believe they are above the law – this precedent must be broken!
More importantly I would run as an advocate for real reform.
I have written extensively on my support for these three proposals on this website long before I thought about running for public office. I have a business background, ran a hedge fund for ten years and built a multi-million dollar business from scratch. Unlike any of the other candidates for governor I have created jobs and made a payroll. I am certainly more qualified than the losers and hacks we have in Albany now!
I am in a unique position to understand the economics of sex. I built a multi-million dollar escort service from scratch before pleading guilty to promoting prostitution. Prostitution in New York is estimated to be a $5 Billion a year business. Legalization and a reasonable tax rate could bring $ 1Billion in new revenues to New York State each year. Legalizing Marijuana would reap another $2 Billion a year. Then New York could balance the budget and still cut property and income taxes.
If I run it will not be some publicity stunt or effort to help,or hurt any other candidate. The publicity I have received in the past was not by choice- I was arrested! Now, I plan on using this megaphone attribute to run as a advocate for women's rights and personal freedom. I figured out I was libertarian by nature by going to the national libertarian party website. I found myself in agreement with 80% of their platform. I am a member of no party. They are all corrupt!
I am confident about my ability to raise $2 million for a real campaign. I already have campaign contribution pledges from supporters as diverse as Northern California Pot farmers, Hip-Hop artists, Gay and lesbian friends an even some conservative businessmen. My friends at G-Unit, Penthouse magazine and High Times have both encouraged me.
I have retained Roger Stone, a well know political consultant to help me prepare for a campaign for governor. I met Roger Stone after we were on a radio show together. He helped expose the hypocrisy of Eliot Spitzer. He is brilliant. He knows how to get the 15,000 signatures I will need to get my name on the ballot. He also shares my positions regarding legalization of prostitution, pot and gay marriage.
I am the one who will be running and putting my name on the ballot. I am the one who will offer New York voters something different. I am the one advocating using our voice to speak out against inequality and the one who is ready to take on the career politicians and expose them for who they really are! I know the politicians and political reporters wont take me seriously at first. Let's see if they are still laughing when my campaign files three times the number of signatures needed to get on the ballot.
New York voters will have a chance to vote to legalize prostitution, pot and gay marriage next November. What could be more exciting?