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About those endorsements...Posted Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at 11:25 AM
John McCain and Barack Obama have taken heat lately over endorsements from individuals whose proclamations some find offensive.
Do endorsements really make that much difference, as long as any candidate doesn't agree with all facets of the endorser's message or let that endorser influence their thoughts?
I suspect opponents play the usual political games: Try to connect that candidate with someone considered liberal/prejudiced/a crackpot/offensive.
I do think candidates should make clear their personal disagreements with endorsers' controversial beliefs.
But I personally am not going to vote for or against anyone based simply on someone else's suggestions. Those who can't make up their minds for themselves doesn't need to be voting.
Added note: I wish Mike Huckabee had finished better in the GOP primary. His Christian views added to the race and needed to be heard. Anyone else think he'd make a good vice-president?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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