Don't let anyone purchase your vote
I've enjoyed spirited political discussions of late and the subject of money keeps coming up. Some sources say Democrats and Republicans are equal in contributions. Some say one or the other is getting more.
A friend cites a favorite watchdog finance group in the quest to make his point. The barrage of TV ads, though, now makes me wonder not only about funding sources but HOW it is spent. Consider this: There is a gross disparity in number of ads being placed. This tells me something. One party wants to buy my vote while the other has been calling me and knocking on my door.
I know the latter because they are my neighbors. The former? Big money PACs more often than not who had nothing to say not so long ago (remember a debate snub?) Got literature? One party
has volunteers (real people) dropping it off because they believe in what the candidates have worked for — namely the people. The other? Did my neighbor drop it off? No. Don't be a purchased vote and DO NOT forget what eight years of Bush and many years of GOP governors have done.
On Nov. 2, vote DEMOCRAT.