Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Article focuses on forgotten candidate

Not much attention has been paid to Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt's opponent in the November election, and I am not referring to the Democratic candidate Jack Truman.
Even the sparse coverage Truman has received, has been more than that of white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller, who is running as a write-in candidate. I have no problem with that, even though Miller is profiled in a story posted Tuesday by the Associated Press.
It is a shame that a man like Miller with thoroughly discredited ideas receives coverage while a serious candidate such as Kevin Craig, who is running on the Libertarian ticket, continues to campaign in anonymity.
While media outlets are not obligated to provide free publicity to campaigns, it would be nice if newspapers devoted more space to the discussion of ideas that third parties such as the Libertarians add to the political marketplace. Our history tells us that many commonly accepted ideas proffered by the Republicans and the Democrats originally came from third-party and independent candidates.


Anonymous said...

Forgotten candidates are usually forgotten for a good reason...if they want to be remembered let them jump into the big fire and slug it out there...not go where they are assured of getting their names on the ballot because they have no takes a lot more fortitude and courage to take on the big guys head to head than walk around in the fringes...and that's true whether you have good ideas or bad....

Anonymous said...

Lets slam Jack Truman some more---or delete comments

What about Roy B leaving wife of 26 years to marry a tabacoo lobbyist who is of a different relirion

Who made a school teacher the main political reporter for southwest mo Ron Davis?