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No campaign rhetoric

Reader comment on item: 9/10 vs. 9/12 on [Election Day] 11/2

Submitted by M.N. (United States), Oct 31, 2004 at 04:43

A plea: make your column a place where readers can reliably find intellectually honest discussion.

What I find so frustrating about this election is that candidates, pundits and activists alike seem more interested in winning dinner-table debate points than in analyzing policies, seeking truths and arguing for solutions. So we repeatedly hear the same over-simplified talking points, hollow promises, half-truths and decontextualized quotes. Surely you consider yourself a more credible source of ideas...

I'm currently a Kerry supporter, but I do believe there are compelling reasons to reelect President Bush. (His claim that 9/11 changed him is not one of them--his change of heart should have occurred months earlier, when he was warned about terrorism.)

My difficulty, in these last few days of mulling it over, is that I don't know where to find those opposing arguments discussed in good faith...
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