In response to At CRVA, no news may be the best news (Oct. 22 Editorial) and related articles:
Crucial for CRVA to report numbers so we can see waste
Charlotte City Council needs to NOT accept CRVAs new way of reporting on the venues that they manage. Without knowing the attendance and cost of running each venue, City Council will not be able to make sensible decisions to remodel or close down a venue.
Of course CRVA wants to keep all their projects afloat and this is a way of muddying the waters so taxpayers and City Council will not see the waste.
Ann Marie Lloyd
Wish Observer would do away with candidate endorsements
I very much resent your very partisan endorsements of any political candidates. The very act negates denial of bipartisan objectives.
Some newspapers who used to endorse have since abandoned it. When will you follow suit?
It is time to recognize your readers are more informed than you imagine.
Gerringer D. Clapp
Obama earned another term, hes best choice to lift us all up
The choice in this election is clear. The Romney/Ryan ticket will revert to policies and prescriptions that have failed in the past and that work to undermine the public good.
By contrast, President Obama will continue to drive this country forward, with an eye toward leveling the playing field and providing opportunities for both individuals and for the wider community to flourish.
He has put us on a path to greater social justice, as well as increased tolerance and equality for all. He has earned another term, to continue to build on the foundation he has laid.
In response to Romneys binder comment revealed his true colors for me (Oct. 22 Forum):
Talk of binders distracts from great job Mitt did hiring women
I worked in education for 30 years. The job applications I selected from at the county office were pulled from please forgive me binders.
In fact, if you got a job from a large company you probably started sorry in a binder.
Mitt Romney has a great record of hiring women while he was governor of Massachusetts. The men working at the White House likely make more money than women working at the White House.
What this really is about is that you dont like Romney so you will discredit or demean the man, but his record on hiring women is top notch.
John K. Meares
In response to Early voters a disappointment with 16 days, 1 debate to come (Oct. 21 Forum):
You see zombies in those long lines; I see engaged citizens
Whatever his political affiliation, does Forum writer Martin Schulman really think either candidate will offer new pearls of information 16 days before the election that they havent already offered?
Be excited that thousands of North Carolinians are voting! Its a beautiful, living thing!
I think most Democrats (like myself), Republicans and undeclared voters can agree on this one. Zombies, unite!
Four years, 2 debates, plenty of time to make intelligent choice
I am not soft, and I did wait in line for two hours to vote early.
I prefer not to call anyone a zombie, but I question whether anyone requires 16 more days and one debate to come to an intelligent choice.
Four years, two debates and independent reading of the issues were enough for me to make a choice early or not.
In response to Commissioners actions driving insurers away from N.C. coast (Oct. 22 Forum):
Unrealistic to expect insurers to repeatedly rebuild on N.C. coast
People like Forum writer Roger OConnell and the folks who continue to build on North Carolinas shores dont get it.
The insurance companies understand the implications of global warming and appreciate what the scientists of our N.C. universities keep telling us.
People cant keep building houses, roads and businesses, having them wash away and expect the rest of us taxpayers to replace what they have no business building.
The insurance companies cant continue to pay out for the same losses year after year. Get over it.
In response to Panthers dismiss Hurney (Oct. 23):
Panthers GM shouldnt take the heat for QBs poor performance
It makes no sense to fire a general manager when the star quarterback cant complete passes. The Carolina Panthers have a problem because they rely solely on one person to carry a bad team to victory.
Bench Cam Newton and try the back-up. Or, rotate them throughout the game.
Swelled heads do not make a complete unit. Try a little team work.