As Ms. Skinner points out below, on Tuesday, June 25, a special election to fill the open U.S. Senate seat will be held. Until recently the seat was held by Secretary of State John Kerry.
As per usual, I will not endorse a candidate. Maybe I should, but I think that (as I have said before) in the current political climate, most have their minds made up. If you are on the fence, I'm not sure what I could say at this point to sway you that hasn't already been said by someone, somewhere.
I find newspaper endorsements are a very tricky business in that some part of the audience will certainly be alienated.
If I go too far left, I am a communist, and too far right a fascist, although the way those words are thrown around as insults nowadays, they really have lost all meaning.
I will say that in order for our government to function properly, we need two friendly and healthy parties (I think three or more would be even better).
We are not enemies. We are all Americans last I checked, regardless of where some might say "real Americans" come from.
In my opinion, "real Americans" vote. They don't sit on the sidelines. They take advantage of what our Founders started, and subsequent generations built on. Nor do they throw up their hands and quit when they lose. They roll up their sleeves and get to work.