News and Tribune


October 10, 2012



Reader says Romney is more qualified to lead

The first presidential debate served two important purposes.

First: When viewers were treated to an unscripted exchange of ideas about the future course for our country, it became clear that Barack Obama offers nothing new, only four more years of his failed policies of “trickle-down” government and reckless spending.     

Second: The debate exposed the mainstream media’s bias in its coverage of the campaign, and its depiction of Mitt Romney. When the news wasn’t filtered by Obama’s media supporters, viewers soon learned that Romney is far more qualified than Obama to get our country back on the right course.

We are already seeing that same media go ballistic about the outcome of the debate. They can be counted on to double down with their support of Obama during the remaining weeks of the campaign.  

— Jim James, Charlestown

Neighborhood leader thanks candidates, others

The Franklin Commons Neighborhood Association wishes to issue a widespread thank you following our recent candidate forums.

One of two congressional candidates — thank you Shelli Yoder; all four Clark County Commissioner candidates; both county coroner candidates; eight of nine Greater Clark Schools Board candidates; and five of council at-large candidates attended this year’s forums. We thank you for your time and insights.

Thanks to the News and Tribune and to the Courier-Journal for the media coverage in our efforts to help voters be informed. To the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, thank you for making such a magnificent room available to community groups. To Clark County Chatter, thank you for helping us publicize our forums.

And to concerned citizens, you came to our forums, met the candidates, heard them speak and, hopefully, left better informed. That is the whole purpose.

So again, thank you to everyone involved. Just remember to vote Nov. 6.         

— Derek Spence, president, Franklin Commons Neighborhood Association, Jeffersonville

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