Mark Stewart has been a student of Government since college. He has studied the good and not-so-good of American government, the limits of power, and the effective uses of power by presidents, Congress, and occasionally governors.
Connecticut needs strong, principled people in its General Assembly and the Governor's chair. That should be from ANY political party. Connecticut will do well with strong third party and independent officials. The two-party "duopoly" has meant too much insider control, and too many bi-partisan sellouts.
Result: Republican officials and Democrat officials get along by selling out the People. They compromise; they "kick cans down an endless road". Their failure to fund our past obligations, and their layer-upon-layer of bonding (laying expenses on future generations), is coming home to roost. Connecticut is the only New England state to see negative economic growth over the past 20 years.
The GOOD thing is that government is the EASIEST thing to change. We are not afflicted with poorly educated people; we still have our natural resources; we still have our property intact.
Thus the optimism: Mr. Stewart is a candidate who knows that a resurgence of GOOD government can bring CT out of its fiscal woes. And a resurgence can be had in 2018.
Though still a Democrat, Mr. Stewart is part of the "ACL" Party: AMiGo Constitution Liberty. He's a businessman, but otherwise a political outsider. In 2018, ONLY an outsider can be a forceful, effective "navigator" for steering CT back to a fiscally robust state. Here is where confidence is warranted: IF an outsider is elected governor, it would show the rest of the General Assembly his great popular support. That helps us to quick legislation. That helps steamroll the remaining General Assembly members stuck in old ways. If they don't get on board with reasoned popular sentiment, they will be voted out in the next election. THAT is democracy at its best.