I am weary of the volume of mailings, robo calls and television ads endorsing candidates in our primary election.
Particularly galling are the endorsement from Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain. Senator Kyl is retiring and his opinion didn’t much matter to me when he was actually one of our active senators. Senator McCain should retire as he’s been a bitter and crotchety old man since his presidential defeat in 2008. In other words, I don’t need or want to be persuaded to vote for a certain candidate by either of our two sitting United States Senators.
Sorry Kirk Adams, Ben Quayle, Jeff Flake, et al., I won’t be voting for you not simply because of the “annoyance factor,” but when you’re endorsed by the “old guard” it seems to signal business as usual in Washington, D.C. I’ll give other candidates a chance to end the bickering, gridlock and partisanship that’s so prevalent in our nation’s Capitol.
Also, I received a call from my “best friend” Pat Boone recently. He wanted me to vote for a candidate he probably doesn’t know, has never met, and couldn’t care less about! The quid pro quo for these annoying calls, mailings and TV ads will be that I’ll probably vote for the opposite candidate that these “experts” are endorsing.
Richard K. Meszar, Ed.D.