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Monday, January 09, 2006

Get to the Polls: Tomorrow

The campaign in the final evening between Valentine and Harrington has suddenly got hot. WSET has reported on air that Valentine is "crying fowl."

The dispute lies with a flyer that Harrington is currently is distributing. This flyer endorsed by Steve Newman and Harrington is claiming that Valentine supports letting convicted murderers vote and is in favor of single sex marriages.

On these two issues the flyer does not represent Valentine truthfully. In a previous post
I reported the following:

On Crime: Harrington: supports denial of voting rights to felons and for additional classes of felons.

Valentine: supports restoring voting rights for non-violent non-repetitive felons.

On the Marriage Amendment: Harrington: Supports the proposed amendment that marriage is defined as union between a man and a woman.

Valentine: Favors the idea that marriage is defined as a union of a man and a women, but disagrees with the language of the amendment that removes rights between same sexed people who live together.

In reality there is little that holds these two candidates apart on the issues. But what does separate them is their campaign tactics. I find it disturbing that Harrington is misrepresenting Valentine's stance on the issues. And I find it equally disturbing that Harrington did not show up for the court street forum after making a commitment, which I consider a breech of trust.

My thoughts are can we trust someone to represent us, who fails to honor commitments and relies on misrepresentation?

According to WSET Harrington has no intention to apologize for how he has distorted Valentine's position.

Also see Harrington AWOL


At 10:33 PM, Blogger Ken Martin said...

If I remember correctly, the last guy who tried to sling some mud, did not do to well in the recent election.

Some of the good ole boys still remember the No Car Tax promise.

If you can't win a situation on its merits. Don't resort to dirty tactics.

At 8:29 PM, Blogger B O B said...

I agree with you entirely Ken. It should becoming very apparent to candidates if they start distorting the truth they lose votes. It doesn't mater if you are republican or democrat. Voters have more respect for the honorable candidate.


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