This is where we're supposed to urge everyone to vote today. But frankly, it doesn't seem to work -- and perhaps the arguments are tired and repetitive.
So this time, we're not asking everyone to vote today.
In fact, if you don't care, don't want to care, don't want to be a part of this whole thing, we encourage you to sit this one out. Let the rest of us decide who will represent us.
Today, we're asking only those citizens who truly care to get out and vote. The rest of you can just trust us to know what we're doing, and will have to live with the results.
If you do care enough to vote, but are unsure of whom to vote for, we've got some recommendations for you in three selected races:
- Barry Fleming for 10th District Congress.
Mr. Fleming has been an exemplary member of the Georgia General Assembly, where he rocketed to the No. 2 position in the House of Representatives. He has the acumen and people skills to rise in Congress as well, and would be very much like the late, beloved Congressman Charlie Norwood, whose seat he would occupy.
- Sanford Loyd for Richmond County tax commissioner.
This is a three-person field, and all three candidates are fine. But as we've said before, there's just something special about Sanford Loyd, a longtime certified public accountant on Broad Street and a well-respected civic activist and member of the Downtown Development Authority.
- A.K. Hasan for state House District 123.
Hasan has distinguished himself as a man of action, and would help turn the local Do-Nothing Delegation into an action-oriented group. Hasan is liked and respected by all political persuasions, and could help Augusta regain the political clout it once held in Atlanta.
Those who care about good government have those and other great candidates to vote for today.
If you're one of those, we urge you to get out and vote.