I fully agree with The Oregonian. Kitzhaber has experience. However, so does Dr. Patel. Kizthaber, like Dr. Patel also have a clear track record that will indicate what and how they will perform. When Kitzhaber says "investment", he means "Sales Tax". When he says "common good", this means throw more money at the schools (and not address the actual problems w/ public education. I predict that if and when Kitzhaber attempts to implement a sales tax, there will (of course) be promises of lower property taxes and (perhaps) even a lower state income tax. This will get his political foot in door and when the dust clears, those taxes will creep back up. Our state government has had massive financial increases every year for the past five years and will not address our real problem of spending. What we need is a governor that is not owned by the unions as is our current governor. Kitzhaber will not be able to bite the (public union) hands that feed him. We need a governor that will make business want to come to our state where they can prosper and create jobs instead of handing out unemployment checks and food coupons. If logic is allowed to prevail, commerce (jobs) will create more tax payers and (consequently) more revenue for our state. We have our best chance of creating real private sector jobs with Dudley and that is a "no brain-er".