No good choice offered by either Dems or GOP

info@islandpacket.comApril 26, 2013 

This year's 1st District congressional election will be a gut-wrenching day for the district's voters. On one hand, we have a Republican who hopes we will all place our trust in him again after repeated, embarrassing lapses in judgment. On the Democratic side, we have a person whom we know little about except that her brother is a left-leaning comedian. She describes herself as a "moderate," whose main goal is to create jobs for the state. In other words, trust me, I am an unproven politician. The Republican's political ads that I have heard describe how his opponent is controlled by labor unions. The Democrat's political ads describe how moderate she will be. How can I believe either one of these candidates? All I know for sure is that the winner will receive an annual paycheck of $174,000, which, since we are paying, seems a gross overpayment. Many of us will stay home on Election Day because the choices are so unclear. If I do vote, it will be because I am more concerned about the Democratic Party's policies than I am concerned by his apparent lack of character. Don Sealey Bluffton

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