Letter: Walz more than just the best choiceOK, we all know that it’s campaign season and there are going to lots of campaign ads and mail flyers. Some are going to tout a candidate’s strengths, and some are going to point out alleged weakness in an opponent.
By: Debra Hogenson, Brewster, Worthington Daily Globe
OK, we all know that it’s campaign season and there are going to lots of campaign ads and mail flyers. Some are going to tout a candidate’s strengths, and some are going to point out alleged weakness in an opponent. A strong candidate will give us more of the former than the latter. A weak candidate relies almost exclusively on attacks. This brings me to a recent mail flyer I received from Randy Demmer, candidate for Congress.
You probably received a copy of the mailer. It is titled “Cut the Strings,” and it is filled with false and misleading attacks. For example, in the mailer Demmer accuses Congressman Tim Walz of not reading the healthcare bill before he voted on it. A serious accusation — if it was true.
In fact, during an Oct. 13 debate in Rochester, Rep. Walz proved he has a comprehensive knowledge of the bill — knowledge he gained by careful study. During the debate, Walz asked State Rep. Demmer if he read the health care law. Demmer’s response: “No. I didn’t.”
That bears repeating: Mr. Demmer admitted he never read the health care bill he is accusing Rep. Walz of not reading.
This brings me back to my main point. A strong candidate, like Walz, will tell voters what he stands for and what he hopes to accomplish in office. We know Tim Walz is working for us — fighting for tax fairness, to protect social security, and for our veterans. Only a weak candidate, like Demmer, resorts to baseless, false attacks.
Tim Walz is not only the best choice on Nov. 2 if we want strong representation; he is our only choice.