Letters to the Editor

Letters from Nov. 10, 2007

Elections

Republican primary means something

In Washington State both the Democrats and Republicans have a party caucus as well as the state funded primary election to help them select the best candidate to represent their respective parties.

Most people think that the candidate representing each party will be determined from the primary election. Fact is that in Washington the party’s caucus determines more delegates than the primary election does.

The primary election results are only used to determine half of the Republican delegates who will in turn vote for the best candidate at the party’s national convention. The other half of the Republican delegates are determined from the Republican Caucus.

Your vote for a Republican in the primary election will help to determine half of the delegates and can genuinely effect who represents the party in the November election.

The Democrats choose all of their delegates at their party caucus, and none from the results of the primary election.

Because of this, your vote in the primary election for a Democratic candidate has no effect on which Democratic candidate you will see on the November ballot. So, why would anyone chose to vote as a Democrat in the state primary? It’s meaningless!

Make your vote count by voting Republican in the state primary election, and vote for the best man because he could be the next president of the United States. Ron Paul is the one candidate who will end the war in Iraq and make the federal government accountable to the people. He has served in the Air Force and the Air National

Guard. Turning away special interest money he is giving us a chance to make our government work for the people, not corporations with big money and lobbyists.

Dan Goebel

Keyport

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