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Letter: Consider the choices and, above all, vote

By Robert Emary, Worthington Now that the national and local conventions are in the past, we know who will be on the ballot on Nov. 8. I have heard several people say that they might not vote this time because they don't care for either candidate...

By Robert Emary, Worthington

Now that the national and local conventions are in the past, we know who will be on the ballot on Nov. 8. I have heard several people say that they might not vote this time because they don’t care for either candidate.

A friend recently told me that he had given his nephews two pieces of political advice. He said that number one was, “We need the debate before the election. We need the candidates to quit attacking their opponent by name-calling, insults and accusations. We need to listen to what their plans are for our nation, not just their beating up on the other person.” His second piece of advice was, “After listening to the debates, make a decision which candidate you feel is best and  get out and vote.”

We have heard Donald Trump’s rants, insults, accusations, bullying and bragging for months. Have you heard any realistic plans?  I haven’t. We have read Jim Hagedorn’s insults and untruths about Tim Walz. We have witnessed his poor taste in what he apparently considers to be humor as he slams Representative Tim Walz. Hagedorn did not relent in his so-called humor attacks while Rep. Walz was mourning the death of his brother and the severe injuries to his nephew. Do we really want Trump and Hagedorn as our leaders?

Listen to the debates. Consider who will be the best leaders. Vote.

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