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Category: Presidential election
July 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Palin steps down: Was it the right move?

Running with Palin 2012 for shot at presidency Editor, The Times: If I were a Republican interested in becoming president, I’d hitch my star to Sarah Palin’s wagon. She will run for president in 2012. I’d stay so close that after her nomination for president by the Republican Party, she’d have to choose me as her running…

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November 20, 2008 at 3:31 PM

Presidents, coming and going

President Bush did something right President George W. Bush has been divisive. (“You’re either with us or against us.”) He’s been shortsighted about Wall Street, the environment and health care. He’s egotistic. (“I am the decider.”) He’s been arrogant. (Remember freedom fries?) His management style precluded meaningful debate by surrounding himself with yes men. The neocons made…

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November 20, 2008 at 3:30 PM

Gov. Sarah Palin

She’ll be back “Democrats on the rise: the non-Diva women’s story of 2008,” constituted a gloating session about the losing political party in this year’s elections and was sadly lacking in substance and character [Ellen Goodman syndicated columnist, Nov. 14]. Cloaked in the story was a mean-spirited personal attack on Gov. Sarah Palin. Like a jackal, Goodman…

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November 16, 2008 at 3:35 PM

A new president and new opportunities

Race wasn’t it President-elect Barack Obama may be unbelievable. The statistics are not. More than3 million Obama campaign donations averaged $87 each. Election-Day attendance could surpass 1960’s (64 percent) or 1908’s (66 percent.) Some estimate the number of newly-registered Democrats up 50 percent from 2004. Over 50,000 people routinely attended Obama rallies, many waiting hours on Obama’s …

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October 21, 2008 at 3:53 PM

Barack Obama and taxes

Follow the yellow-brick road I have been in business for 11 years and believe paying taxes is patriotic. I support Sen. Barack Obama because I strongly believe he has the judgment to get us out of the mess in Iraq and return this country to the correct path. — William Woodruff, Seattle

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October 21, 2008 at 3:43 PM

John McCain’s bailout

Let’s just print more money Sen. John McCain accused Sen. Barack Obama of being a socialist, yet McCain wants to extend the $700 billion bailout an additional $300 billion to cover bad mortgages. Where is this money going to come from? If he’s not going to tax the rich more, is the U.S. Treasury just going to…

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October 21, 2008 at 3:39 PM

Sarah Palin and gay marriage

Why are we going backward? According to [“Palin breaks with McCain on gay marriage amendment,” Politics & Government, Oct. 20], Gov. Sarah Palin is everything but a “maverick,” as she so commonly refers to herself. She’s stuck in the old times of believing homosexuality is a one-way ticket to hell. Christianity says that God is the only…

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