Re: “Party labels could be removed” (TNT, 7-25).
In my opinion, Republicans are afraid of running as Republicans in Pierce County. After all, it was under our most recent Republican president who encouraged little government regulation of business, with the idea that business can do no wrong. Past County Council members have permitted some of the best farmland in our county to be asphalted over. Is that what we want to continue?
Political parties exist because they do stand for very different views on how to solve the overall problems of our society. Party labels give the voter a shorthand idea of what the candidate stands for.
Personally, I don’t want candidates hiding their view from me as a voter. Be transparent and own up to your beliefs.