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    Filed at 4:43 am under by dcobranchi


    Voting should not be a popularity contest

    I am in agreement with Esther Holcombe’s Feb. 15 letter (“Hillary Clinton can straighten out country”) that the race for president should not be based on popularity. I agree we need someone with experience and the right qualifications.

    I am not sure that person is Hillary Clinton. What are her qualifications and experience? She is a senator and used to be the first lady.

    We do need to do some serious thinking.

    Don’t vote for Hillary just because she is a woman or Obama just because he is black.

    Don’t vote for Huckabee just because he is a Baptist preacher, or McCain just because he has the most experience in defense.

    After much research, and prayer, vote for the person who you feel is truly the most qualified in all areas. Someone who is not looking for popularity, or making promises that we know he or she can’t keep.

    We need a leader who is not afraid to stand up for God and stand against the enemies that try to attack our country.

    Margaret McCaskill

    4 Responses to “LOTD”

    Comment by
    February 28th, 2008
    at 9:00 am

    So I imagine she thinks atheists should just stay away from the polls in Nov?

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    February 28th, 2008
    at 9:33 am

    Of course. What the heck do we know anyway! 🙂


    Comment by
    February 28th, 2008
    at 6:19 pm

    “Someone who is not looking for popularity, or making promises that we know he or she can’t keep.”

    I didn’t know there were politicians that would meet this criteria.

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    February 28th, 2008
    at 9:07 pm

    i just heard a Bill Buckley interview with Terry Gross on NPR from 1989, in which he said that he wasn’t a politician and so he looked for holes in his own arguments and really delighted in finding them. But if he WERE a politician, his priority would be “self-defense” and so he wouldn’t be able to acknowledge the possibility of any hole in anything he’d ever said.