Don’t let negative advertising color election’s importance

Published 11:07 am Friday, November 2, 2012

To the Editor:

The upcoming election is very important. I think the results will have a profound impact on the lives of all Americans. I don’t think it is wise to let the negative advertising influence our decision. Nor is it wise to let ethnicity play a roll in our support of a particular candidate. I think we should let our vote be fact driven. Search for the truth regarding all situations and issues. Those truths will let you understand why things are as they are.

I understand why the economy and jobs are not improving at the rate most Americans would like for them to. I think that in part it is because the Republican-driven house is determined to block any effort for the President to succeed. This is not news to us.

Things were put in place when the President was elected to make sure he was a one-term President. Why?

I like the fact unemployment is slowly decreasing and the economy is slowly improving. These things are happening in spite of efforts to block all programs the President attempted to put in place to address these issues. The President inherited a country that was in a recession, headed in a depression. I am not playing the blame game, but the fact is that he had nothing to do with what he inherited. This was done by the previous administration. The country got into this situation over an extended period of time and we cannot expect any president to get us out of it in such a short time span, especially when the opposition in congress is determined to see his administration fail at any and all cost.

I think it is deplorable when we stoop to the level of taking signs from someone’s yard for whatever reason. This is an illustration of the level of one’s emotional stability and biasness when it comes to the political process. I had signs removed from my yard. This certainly will not change my vote. Had I known they wanted them so badly, and who they were, I would have given them the signs.


Clyde Johnson