One of Indiana's Senatorial seats is up for election this year. Democrat incumbent Joe "Almost a Blue Dog" Donnely and Republican challenger Mike "The Working Man's Pal" Braun (and their various Committees To Support...) are continuing to wage negative campaigns, focused on the alleged venality and duplicity of their opponent far more than their own qualifications to serve. Both men are sons of the wealthy families, working hard to seem like "plain old guys" and entirely blind to the source (or even the existence) of the crease in their slacks and the shine on their shoes.
After months of it, I have come to the conclusion they're both right: neither of them are to be trusted with anything with a bigger budget or payroll than a lemonade stand. I'm taking each man at his word about the other: the United States Congress is the last place either one should be.
The Libertarian Party of Indiana is running someone: Lucy M. Brenton. She's good on the issues, a right-down-the-middle Libertarian. She's raised a passel of children, which I figure is probably better preparation for serving in the Senate than being the boss's son.
Does she stand a chance? Not if you don't vote for her! Why throw your vote away on some guy who hasn't even got the decency to be who he is, and instead plays at being someone like you? You can do better: vote for someone who is at least an outsider to the political power structure, someone who is most likely to go off to D.C., do her homework and vote her principles!
Working On A Starship
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