In response to At a crucial time, uninspiring choices for president (Oct. 21 editorial):
Observer was doing OK until those last few paragraphs
The editorial staff laid out a mostly fair and balanced evaluation of the two candidates. Then, right at the end, like Cam stretching past the first down marker, the Observer fumbled the ball and fell back to your old ways. So in endorsing President Obama, you tell us that a person with no plans and unlikely to fix the economy, deficit or really anything else, is preferable to a person with plans that might lack some fleshing out or not be the plans you would pursue.
You couldnt pull the trigger, but showed there is hope
I was astounded by the softness of your endorsement. It looks like if you followed your mind rather than your touchy-feely instincts, you might have even said we endorse no one or, God forbid, we endorse Romney. There may be hope for you yet.
Tepid endorsement was confusing; get some backbone!
An uninspiring choice encourages voters to sit at home on Nov. 6 and do nothing. This election will take our country in one of two profoundly different directions. By stating the editorial board is underwhelmed and challenged to recommend either candidate confuses voters and devalues the endorsement. A newspaper editorial board without conviction has no value to the community.
Mary and John Gaertner
Underwhelmed by Obama and Romney? Theres a third choice
Since I dont pretend there are only two parties, like the Charlotte Observer, I have found an inspiring choice for president in Gary Johnson. Hes on the ballot, he has a proven track record, and he most closely matches my views. Be libertarian with me just one time!
U.S. cant be led by someone who doesnt believe in us
Mitt Romney characterized almost one-half of Americans as irresponsible and uncaring when speaking to $50,000-a-plate donors behind closed doors. Its unclear why someone who holds almost 150 million Americans in such low regard would even want to be president, or what he could do to restore greatness to a nation whose people he doesnt respect. If his motive is to save half of us from the other half, then thats not leadership we either need or deserve.
Rather, its a formula for the same kind of divisive, hyper-partisan politics that threatens to make this country ungovernable, and our problems unsolvable. America can do better, but only with leaders who believe in us.
In response to Early voters a disappointment with 16 days, 1 debate to come (Oct. 21 Forum):
Disappointed in early voters? Weve seen all we need to see
What a shame that Mr. Schulman cannot comprehend that some voters have made up their minds not after just two debates, but after nearly four years.
If I have a gallon of milk that has gone bad, I do not have to drink all of it to realize it needs to be dumped. One whiff is all it takes.
Like facts? you should have no problem with fact-checkers
I read with amusement Karlyn Bowmans Viewpoint piece (Oct. 22, Is the rise of fact-checkers a good thing?). Ms. Bowman stated that factual information is not the be all and end all in terms of public judgment. That is the problem with todays electorate. Too many voters do not use factual information in making decisions.
In response to Protect military members fundamental right to vote (Oct. 21 For the Record):
Hegseth misleads by playing military voting card
Pete Hegseth is being extremely misleading in his argument for military voting rights in Ohio.
Policymakers in Ohio passed legislation to limit early voting for nonmilitary residents. The lawsuit sought to restore early voting for all Ohio voters, military and nonmilitary. The Supreme Court agreed, with no noted dissents.
My husband is retired Army and my son is currently serving in the Air Force and I am saying, Shame on you! for playing the military card in a deceptive way for political advantage.
In response to Stop vandalizing political signs, let each side have their say (Oct. 21 Forum):
Only one sides signs are being stolen; what scares thieves?
I too am having trouble with my Obama signs being stolen from my three yards in Landis. It doesnt appear the Romney signs are being disturbed.
Could it be that the Republicans are that afraid of an Obama sign?
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