Your Oct. 19 editorial “For Lucas County offices” did not support either candidate for county recorder. This is an example of your bias toward Democrats and your loyalty to unions.
Both candidates for recorder are serving on Toledo City Council. The Republican candidate, George Sarantou, has an exemplary record of attending council and committee meetings. The Democratic candidate, Phillip Copeland, has one of the worst attendance records on City Council.
Because the county recorder’s job is a full-time position, I’m going to vote for the candidate who has a record of showing up for work.
Early voting should be limited
Your defense of early voting is a mistake (“Popular vote,” editorial, Oct. 6). Early voting will weaken the democratic process and further splinter the voting populace.
Early voting was implemented so that members of the Armed Forces could vote by snail mail and have their ballots delivered on time. Provisions need to be in place for military personnel, businessmen and women, tourists, the handicapped and homebound, and others who value their vote.
However, early voting was allowed more than a month before the election for no legitimate reason, and even before the first presidential debate. It did a disservice to the electorate.
Civic leaders, politicians, the media, and celebrities should encourage thoughtful evaluation and critical thinking about the problems we face as a nation. Americans need to demand election reform and dismiss politicians who tickle our ears with clever sound bites, half-truths, and comedy.
Obama blames others, not himself
Since he was elected, President Obama has blamed any shortcomings of his administration on someone else. From the economy to the Libyan consulate fiasco, events on Mr. Obama’s watch have been blamed on President George W. Bush, Wall Street, fat cats, or a film trailer that hardly anyone saw.
If Mitt Romney wins the election, I would be willing to bet that he will not fault the Obama Administration, but instead address problems with the same skills that turned the 2002 Winter Olympics from debt and corruption to profitablily and the pride of America.
Equating Bain with Playboy
Bain Capital did not invest in companies to grow them, but to, as Mitt Romney was quoted, “harvest them at significant profit” (“Romney video cites Bain philosophy,’” Oct. 2).
Mr. Romney’s campaign commercials citing his business experience as what our nation needs to create good-paying American jobs are like Hugh Hefner claiming that Playboy magazine promotes chastity.