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TNT: Endorsements are helpful for busy voters

Letter by Karen L. Buchanan, Lakewood on Oct. 19, 2012 at 11:55 am | No Comments »
October 19, 2012 1:15 pm

Re: “Endorsements send the wrong message” (letter, 10-18).

I disagree with the writer for several reasons. Many people have neither the interest nor time to research and learn about the candidates and issues, so resorting to a knowledgeable source for guidance other than the negative commercial television political ads is of benefit to our state and country.

It’s too bad that this is the reality, but frankly most people are so taken up with just making ends meet that if they choose to benefit from intelligent, knowledgeable (in my opinion), unbiased editors whose primary job is to inform the citizenry, then I say hooray!

In a perfect world, all voters would know the issues and their candidates, but if they don’t then more power to the TNT for helping.

By the way, The News Tribune has a wonderful online voter guide which outlines candidates and the pros and cons of ballot measures – with no endorsements. Make use of it.

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