I have never written a letter to the editor before, because I feel opinions are like dirty shoes – we all have them; they all stink; and they are best kept to themselves. But I feel strongly about this subject.
We had the opportunity to be represented in Congress by a rare man – as well as his family, because one doesn’t serve alone – and missed it narrowly.
Wright McLeod is one of the rare men, similar to Charlie Norwood, who was running for all the right reasons. He truly wanted to serve his district and this country again.
He and his wife made the commitment and stuck by it to run a clean and mud-free campaign. Every person I talked to has said they like that, and would vote for someone like that. But as it turned out, Mr. McLeod got blindsided by two of the three candidates who tried to sling made-up mud that had absolutely nothing to do with him representing you or his ability to represent the 12th District in an honest and honorable manner.
Well, I guess I was wrong. People really do want dirty politics and mudslinging. I guess the people of the 12th District don’t want someone who will go to Washington and represent this district as I have always known the people of this district to be – for the most part, honest and full of integrity.
I am afraid the people of the 12th District don’t want someone who can actually go head-to-head against Rep. John Barrow in the November election and win intelligently, or someone refreshingly clean and with no baggage for Barrow’s people to throw at him. Instead, this district has chosen to go on with politics as usual.
Shame on you, 12th District!