After seeing a commercial where a more reasonable Republican Senator advocated in my state for a less than stellar candidate for the Senate, Republican Congressman Ted Budd, I felt obligated to do two things. I called the Senator and left a message that his reputation matters and I would encourage him to do more homework on this candidate. Plus, his opponent is a far better candidate, Judge Cheri Beasley, who is speaking about issues that matter. As an independent and former Republican, I will be voting for Judge Beasley.
The second thing I did was send the following letter to the editor. They have diminished the number of letters they publish, so it has been several months since one of mine actually made the paper. Let’s hope this one does.
As a former Republican (and Democrat) voter, we need a viable Conservative party, but today’s vintage of the Republican Party is according to conservative pundit Michael Gerson “in decay.” To me, a party cannot vilify its truth tellers and aggrandize its liars and retain any semblance of gravitas and veritas.
There are far better Republican candidates than folks who fit in this last category like Trump, DeSantis, Cruz, et al. Please listen more to those who are getting vilified for remembering their oaths to the constitution than those who are leading the denigration. We deserve better than this, as does the GOP.
Please feel free to adapt and use. It is purposefully short to meet a 150 word limit on letters.