McCrory loses my vote after making robocalls for Dan Forest
What Website paints Forest as radical (Oct. 26) didnt say is that Dan Forest is U.S. Rep. Sue Myricks son and apparently shares some of her views. He also was a speaker at a Charlotte rally that featured controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Im a registered Democrat and was strongly leaning toward Pat McCrory, who was a moderate as mayor. I vote for the person over party. But the last paragraph of this article changed my mind.
McCrorys robocall for Forest saying I need him in my administration says as much about McCrory as it does about Forest!
McCrory just lost my vote.
Helen T. Leigh
In response to Our recommendations for N.C. House, Senate (Oct. 26 Editorial):
Rucho advocated ultrasounds, favored billboards over trees
Are you kidding Charlotte Observer?
I, too, generally appreciate and go along with your suggestions on various people to vote for because I thought you and I were in sync.
But vote for Bob Rucho in N.C. Sen. District 39? What were you thinking?
How could you ignore the fact that he voted to put severe restrictions on women deciding on an abortion and he is on the side of billboards rather than trees. Hello?
Obama failed on Benghazi; must own up to his cowardice
Certainly, the evidence at the time of the Benghazi attack was that it was a terrorist attack. That evidence dwarfed any evidence that a video was to blame. The administration is clearly lying.
I keep thinking about two courageous former Navy SEALS fighting from a rooftop for 9 hours with no help, nothing except the depraved indifference of a commander-in-chief.
This is cowardice beyond comprehension. President Obama is a coward for not owning up to his failure.
Romney must be called out on fabrications, false statements
Mitt Romney has repeatedly accused the president of going on an apology tour. Even more egregious has been his assertion that the president has taken work out of the welfare system.
Both of these positions have been documented to be absolutely fictitious. But Romney and his surrogates have continued to advance them as fact.
In addition to showing how little integrity the Romney campaign displays, these fabrications prove this campaign will say anything to deceive voters.
Larry Kissell will be my choice in important election year
As the mother of a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, I want to ask everyone to go and vote. This is an important election.
Ill be casting my vote for Larry Kissell. I trust him. He has shown good judgment, a willingness to listen to the people and to do the right thing.
A new low: Paying kids to do your political dirty work
A group of young adults rang my doorbell last week and mumbled something about Obamas policies. When pressed, an adult with them said they were with American Commitment and assured me it was nonpartisan.
After shutting the door, I researched it. Its an ultra-conservative group funded by billionaire David Koch, among others.
I caught up with the group nearby and questioned them about what they knew. Of course, the adult ran interference.
What concerns me most was that these young people seemed so unsure of themselves. One even gave me a high-five behind the adult I was taking to task. If this is what has come of our political process, we need a serious overhaul.
Paying kids to do our dirty work. Geesh.
Journalists and fact-checkers were once one and the same
When I was growing up the fact-checkers we depended upon had names like Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, Chet Huntley, or David Brinkley.
No politician wanted to be caught in a falsehood by them.
Fix more pressing problems before spending on stadium
Charlotte does not need to be worried about funding stadium upgrades. We have many pressing issues to address first the homeless on our streets and the hungry children in Charlotte!
When these items are addressed, then Ill be in favor of stadium upgrades with city tax dollars.
Nancy Jean Campbell
Lets not forget about a third Gold Standard chorus in town
The writer is associate director of The Gold Standard Chorus.
I very much enjoyed the article on the Carolina Mens Chorus, Building brotherhood, note by note (Oct. 25 ArtsAlive).
I did want to point out that there is in fact a third all-male chorus in town, The Gold Standard Chorus. Its a fun, fraternal 30-member group singing predominantly four-part barbershop harmony with modern arrangements and humor thrown into the mix.