Letter to the Editor

Linton man has been following elections for years

Friday, November 2, 2007

To the Editor:

I grew up in a Democrat home. My parents worshipped F.D.R. They voted straight ticket every election. So it was natural for me to be a Democrat also.

My first presidential vote was in 1952, when I voted for Adlai Stevenson opposing Ike. I voted for Stevenson again, in 1956. In 1960, I voted for John Kennedy. Then came the assassination of President Kennedy. I paid attention to all the news stories and I learned to read editorials, also.

I became very uncomfortable being a Democrat. In 1964, I voted for Goldwater. In 1968, I wasn't satisfied with either of the candidates, so I voted for George Wallace.

Throughout the 1970s, I didn't choose to vote, being disillusioned with politics.

I voted for Ronald Reagan twice in the 1980s, I skipped the 1988 vote, voted for Dole and then for G.W. Bush, twice.

I began to pay attention to party tactics during the Carter-Ford campaigns, noticing rhetoric and tactics. I didn't like what I saw. What's more, I find it very disturbing how the "sheeple" are being led by the few.

The hate Bush campaign started immediately after Bush won the primary. It is still going strong. I've asked several of my "coffee mates" at McDonald's, just what did Bush do to warrant all that hatred?

The only answer they could give me was to quote the Democratic National Committee propaganda. Not one of them could think of a misdeed by Bush. These people were thoroughly brainwashed.

Now, the election is just around the corner. Will we have to wait until after the primary to be told who to "hate"?

Thanks for listening.

Robert M. Weyer