McCrory is spinning truth, not Clinton
In response to “McCrory blames Clinton for Trump ‘Second Amendment people’ uproar” (Aug. 12):
Our governor says there was no controversy about Donald Trump’s “Second Amendment people” until the Clinton campaign spun it.
Funny, but Trump’s comment was headline news on many news feeds before the Clinton camp tweeted.
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It seems to me that North Carolina’s Trump clone, Pat McCrory, is the one playing spin doctor.
Frank Long, Davidson
Look below surface of voter ID iceberg
In response to “Uncertainty still clouds North Carolina elections” (Aug. 11):
Dismissing difficulties obtaining an ID clouds the overall picture. ID is only the tip of the iceberg.
After studying minority voting records, Republican legislators reduced early-voting days and changed registration procedures in order to “target African Americans with almost surgical precision,” according to the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel.
Defending the “party of small government” for passing laws to “impose cures for problems that did not exist” – there’s the hypocrisy!
Kelly Stevens, Charlotte
Trump is addressing issues I care about
I have had it with the typical media coverage of the presidential race.
No, Donald Trump isn’t going to hurt Republicans in statewide races.
For your information, he is the only Republican I would have voted for in the primaries because he was the only one talking about the issues I care about.
Mr. Trump is the only candidate in this race advocating for America-first trade and foreign policies.
He may not be a polished liar like Mrs. Clinton, but he is a real person, a patriot, and an honest man who loves the country.
That’s good enough for me.
Bill Federkiel, Charlotte
If Trump wins, I fear for my grandkids
Not since I was 13 fearing nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis have I been as fearful as I am at the possibility of Donald Trump becoming president.
Fifty-five years later, my fear is not for myself but for my grandchildren and America’s children.
His dismissal of America’s intelligence patriots, his disgraceful comments about captured military heroes, and disrespect for Gold Star families should sicken all America.
Where are the Republican statesmen? How can they continue to support this dangerous, unqualified con man?
It’s time to put love of country ahead of party.
Mike Roth, Terrell
2016 race a travesty; don’t let 2020 be
Like most of the voters I question, I am struggling to find something appreciable with either presidential candidate.
Our choices remind me of a John Adams’ comment: “If worthless men are sometimes at the head of affairs, it is, I believe, because worthless men are at the tail and the middle.”
And if that truly is the case, we should recognize our part in this travesty and start looking now for worthwhile candidates so we do not have to face this global embarrassment again in 2020.
Jerry Winkeljohn, Indian Trail
Execs not best choice to run government
Let business executives run government like a business?
I’ve worked with several C-level executives in Fortune 500 companies and many are far from frugal.
They mismanage budgets and promote their own pet projects.
When the company gets in trouble, they lay off employees.
Their allegiance? Not employees or even customers, but shareholders and equity firms who pay their salaries.
I’ll take a public servant any day.
Ben Sharpton, Waxhaw
Is no one checking facts on these ads?
I just saw a campaign ad on TV from Gov. Pat McCrory in which he claimed to have lowered college tuition.
My son is a rising junior at N.C. State University and his tuition, at least, has not gone down since he started.
This is another example of false information in a political ad.
The media should be required to do a fact-check before they accept money for campaign ads.
Dean Gross, Waxhaw