In response to “Our choice; Barack Obama for president” (Oct. 26 editorial), et al.:
At least you're predictable
The Observer could save itself a lot of newsprint and its readers a lot of time by drafting a single editorial to cover all its political endorsements. It would go like this:
Never miss a local story.
Because we are a monolithically liberal newspaper, we consistently endorse liberals, with two minor exceptions.
To appear bipartisan, we endorse an occasional conservative everyone knows will win anyway, such as Sue Myrick. We also sometimes endorse a Republican for a position with minimal public policy dimensions or impact, such as state commissioner of agriculture.
Philip M. Van Hoy
McCain vs. Obama: Choice
should have been simple
Let's see, endorse the guy with a 30-year record of accomplishment and a history of bipartisanship or the guy who talks pretty and has virtually nothing to show for it.
Great choice, Observer.
Slap at Bush administration
lacking in substantiation
How exactly has the current administration shown “disregard for the plight of the poor and insufficient respect for the high ideals that made America special in the 20th Century”?
Too much influence wielded
by Observer editorial board
Is it right that a handful of editors at the Observer decides how hundreds if not thousands of subscribers vote?
You “enthusiastically endorse” Obama. When my subscription expires, I will “enthusiastically” not renew it.
In response to “ ‘Hate' remark stalks Hayes” (Oct. 24):
Observer misses boat
on Hayes ‘hate' story
The Observer has seemed more interested in Joe Biden's benign NASCAR reference to McCain getting “loose” than in Robin Hayes' despicable comments – first reported in the New York Observer.
This story in your own backyard was all over TV and the Internet for days before you even acknowledged it.
McCrory's our guy too
Pat McCrory is being attacked by the Down East candidate for being from Mecklenburg County.
McCrory will be fair to everyone in our state, while also meeting our region's needs. Down Easters don't understand these needs and haven't learned that benefiting Charlotte will help them too.
As a Democrat, I say let's stick together, Charlotte.
Perdue latest candidate
to choose divisive path
North Carolina has been divided since the Battle of Hillsboro, and Bev Perdue wants to keep it that way.
‘Happy birthday, Dabney'?
Well, not exactly….
Imagine my excitement! No fewer than 12 phone messages awaiting me at the end of the day on my birthday. How very rewarding to have so many thoughtful friends calling to wish me well!
Thanks, Michelle Obama, John McCain, Bev Perdue, Pat McCrory, Judge whatever your name is….
In response to “Is now time for Mecklenburg to revalue?” (Oct. 27):
Commissioners, don't add
to woes of homeowners
At this time of uncertainty, especially for retirees, I can't believe county commissioners would even consider property revaluations. Many in Mecklenburg have already lost their homes. Do commissioners want to add many more names to that list?
Are Democrats drooling
over chance to raise taxes?
Democratic commissioners seem eager to lock in property values in the midst of a declining market, so taxes can be raised.
Homeowners are already starting to hurt financially – don't let them be blindsided by their next property tax bill.
Police chases: Theft of car
may just begin crime spree
In many cases a stolen vehicle is just the first step. Will it be used in a robbery or a murder?
When police pursue a stolen car, it's not just the crime of car theft they're confronting.
Fox News election center
won't be needing party hats
I invite all my fellow Obama supporters to join me in celebrating the election returns by watching conservatives such as Limbaugh, Hannity and O'Reilly writhe in agony on Fox News.