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ELECTION: ‘Answer Man’ has wrong answer

Letter by William F. Johnston, Tacoma on Aug. 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm with No Comments »
August 24, 2010 3:40 pm

Our “top two” primary system gives us one-party elections and that’s “OK,” says the “Answer Man” (Peter Callaghan column, 8-22).

There is no possible way a third-party candidate can be a credible candidate for office with this insane system, but that’s “OK.” On the next page I read that, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that money is “free speech,” far more millions are pouring in to buy elections this year for the special interests and even foreign governments if they are incorporated “persons.”

The “Answer Man” finds this undemocratic corrupt system to be fine because it replaces the “pick-a-party primary dictated by the political parties.”

I hate to break the news to “Answer Man,” but the imaginary belief in that “partisans just want their party to win” regardless of ideals never existed.

Before the “Answer Man” started writing about politics he should have participated in some first. He would have found the local political party is the only way for John and Susie Q. Public to have any input before the money boys take over.

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