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POLITICS: Republicans thrilled with candidates

Letter by Craig Chilton, Bonney Lake on Sep. 28, 2011 at 9:45 am | 68 Comments »
September 28, 2011 10:39 am

Over the past few months the mainstream media, including columnist Eugene Robinson (TNT, 9-27), has been telling us the same thing over and over about the Republican presidential candidates: They make up a weak field.

That doesn’t surprise me. The vast majority of journalists in this country are liberals, and they vote for the Democratic candidate. They never seem to pass up a chance to downplay Republicans and cheerlead for President Obama.

If the journalists quote a source for their “weak field” report, they usually state it was anonymous or a secret GOP political operative or donor. Would that be Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi?

I am thrilled with the Republican candidates, and so are all of the Republicans I know. This is perhaps the strongest and most qualified field of candidates the Republican Party has ever had for a presidential election – an active governor and two congressmen, a past senator and several past governors, and a successful businessman. All of them are leaders in their own right. Additional candidates, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, would just add to this stellar group.

Robinson asks, “How’s that Rick Perry stuff workin’ out for ya?”

I would tell him a whole lot better than that “hopey-changey” stuff Obama promised.

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