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September 30, 2007

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Several times during the last few months, I’ve heard various individuals refer to a specific candidate as “the one who can win” or “the one who can beat so and so…”

Whatever happened to voting for someone who represents your ideas and who might be a better leader, regardless of what you think about his or her likelihood of winning?

Why isn’t there more emphasis on educating the public about the values and ideas of all the candidates, instead of all the polarizing coverage of a handful for the sake of ratings?

It’s a disservice to play this game when the country has so much to lose or potentially gain.

Kyle Thibodo
North Kansas City

Comments

kcstar_is_one_sided

Dear Sophie -

"he'd be murdered like JFK RFK and MLK by the extreme right neo-con fascists in this country" You are an idiot. Please keep on rewritting history to suit your needs. All communists do it, why should you be any different.

kcstar_is_one_sided

Dear Sophie -

"he'd be murdered like JFK RFK and MLK by the extreme right neo-con fascists in this country" You are an idiot. Please keep on rewritting history to suit your needs. All communists do it, why should you be any different.

Just Thinking

We had far, far more money dumped into our economy from people pulling equity out of their homes, Engineer, than we did through Bush's tax cut. Plus, the tax cuts mainly went to the wealthy.

Engineer

Just Thinking
By tax cuts President Bush revived the economy and helped us survive the financial blows of 9/11, the Florida hurricanes and Katrina. If it were not for those cuts we could well be in a depresion at this time IMO. And Federal Income is reported to be at all time high levels.

GCYL

“... it was hard work create such a war that is going to last longer than ANY other war we've ever fought” – Just Thinking

Good see someone else not under the delusion that the Democratic Party has any intentions with this war other than what is in their political best interest.

“I'm voting for whoever will give me the best tax break. I see no reason that we can't rob future generations of their prosperity so that we can have ours now.” – Just Thinking.

I’m voting for whoever will give me the best tax break too. I see no reason why we have to offer future generations their prosperity by denying ours now.

Sophie Demartine

I don't know if Kucinich wore a military uniform or not but I do know he would defend liberty and our Constitution like no other, he's already showed more courage than most by speaking the truth to power and he knows full well if ever he were to elected he'd be murdered like JFK RFK and MLK by the extreme right neo-con fascists in this country, so no one can call Kucinich a coward.

Furthermore you'd be surprised how many troops are going to vote Kucinich or Edwards, I'm sure 8/10 will vote Democrat this time around, the majority of soldiers know what's going on and they're not as stupid as those who want to keep them in harms way to secure oil contracts for Halliburton and ExxonMobil and raise the stock price of Carlyle and Raytheon.

Just Thinking

I'm voting for whoever will give me the best tax break. I see no reason that we can't rob future generations of their prosperity so that we can have ours now. Besides, we deserve a reward for this wonderful war that we caused. Nevermind that the war was based on bearing false witness ... it was hard work create such a war that is going to last longer than ANY other war we've ever fought including Vietnam. And we deserve a reward.

jack

Futile attempt to be on track (in this effort I tend to just ignore Sophie).

I tend to agree with this letter. The media likes to cover the elections like it was a sporting event. This prevents any in depth look at minor details like the cnadidates positions on issues. Instead we get a steady diet of who is scoring points by attacking who or being "insulted" by something someone said. Issues are more important than worrying about who fainted dead away this week over something horrible someone els said about them. Let's face if, if any of these guys manages to become President, they are gonna get a whole lot of bad things said about them. They'd better be able to take it and move on.

You would think that both parties would have taken a lesson from the last election. The Dems got all behind the guy "who has the best chance of winning". Ended up with a campaign that looked like all decisions were made by the same committee that designed the camel.

Now the Reps are saying the same thing, "I may not like this guy, but he has the best chance of winning."

Some one once told me, "Experience is having a long list of things you know don't work. That way you don't need to waste time on them. No matter what you do differently, it always has a better chance of success than what you already know doesn't work."

Some one needs to tell the Reps and Dems about this.

zenozac

"I am asking all my Republican friends" Miss Kitty can anybody else see your republican friends?

Just curious, what branch of the military did congreesman Kucinich serve. Looking at his bio it does not say. And since he is 2 years older than I, there was still a draft in 1972. We sure don't want any draft dodging perverted dems either. Do we?

BuddyT

Hey Soph when is Kookcinich going back to Syria to hold his buddy Bassar's hand, while he simultaneously condemns Israel, oh, I forgot that is ok with you since Israel is killing those "innocent suicide bombers" and shooting back at the rocket attackers...

Maybe Dennis the Kookcinich can stop by too and say Hi to the troops in Iraq, I am sure he would recive excellent protection, and I know they would love to hear his "message".

Sophie Demartine


As a registered Democrat I will vote Kucinich because I think he is far and away the best person to lead this country at this time. I don't care what the polls say, they're all fixed anyway, yet to vote Kucinich I want to be sure with my personal poll ( I myself will ask at least 50 Democrats whom they will vote for in the primaries) and if at least 15% say they will vote Kucinich then I will vote Kucinich, if not I will vote Edwards.

Clinton and Obama lost my vote when Hillary Clinton voted with the Republicans (and fake Democrats) to give our Führer the authority to attack Iran and B.Obama abstained from the vote. (McCaskill voted against, with Feingold, Boxer etc., again congratulations to her)

I am asking all my Republican friends to vote Ron Paul in the primaries, instead of not voting (most don't want to vote at all and are sitting this one out because they don't want to see a Republican win again as they realize they've gone too far and if we don't turn the country around a little our children will have to learn German, French, Japanese or Chinese to get a job) because Ron Paul is the best Republican candidate, the only true Republican, and we do need a two party system, so I want there to be a Republican party, but not a neo-con party made up of draft dodging perverts, but a real conservative party.


We don't have to pay attention to the polls, last I checked we are still free as far as our voting rights, we really should vote for whom we want and not whom they want us to vote for, otherwise our right to vote, our only serious power, is worthless.

 
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