Justice offers a vision and a can-do attitude

An editorial from The Register-Herald

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Democratic Party hit the seam when it attracted three highly qualified candidates for governor.

Booth Goodwin is an outstanding guy, an intelligent, practiced and measured prosecuting attorney who will study issues as deeply as anyone, identifying all relevant pieces of evidence before charting a course of action. He is a gentleman steeped in integrity who doesn’t raise his voice but lets his substance do the talking.

Jeff Kessler is an old-school Democrat — pragmatic, righteous and fiesty. He will call a spade a spade. He knows how the sausage gets made in the legislature and the political players, the panderers and the profiteers. We have witnessed and admired him on the Senate floor. He would command the governor’s bully pulpit with equal parts first-pounding evangelism and a cutting wit that eviscerates the weak.

But none is better made for the moment than Jim Justice…

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