Have you been following the Republican presidential campaigns and debate?

June 21, 2011

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Ben Williams ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“I have not followed them as much as I probably should be, considering I have to vote next year. But I’m confident that those voting for these candidates in the primaries know what this country needs and will choose the right person.”

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Rhonda Overacker ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“I watched about 20 minutes of the debates, which to be honest with you was about all I could stand. The candidates spent so much time trying to out do each other in their fault finding of President Obama that they seemed to forget about the important things to the American voters. I would have liked to hear more about their plans to cover those without health insurance, how to improve education while slashing budgets, how they can help with a plan to boost our economy, etc.”


Jason Bailey 6 years, 11 months ago on Have you been following the Republican presidential campaigns and debate?

Ben: Those same primary voters you have faith in nominated McCain and Obama. Worked out well, huh? Lesson #1 in the American electorate: flashy marketing and promises of hope are all that matter. Substance? Who cares?

Rhonda: #1, it's not govt's job to cover those without; #2, it's not govt's job to educate our kids; #3, it not govt's job to boost our economy. How can you expect anyone to present plans for a process that they have no control over? It's like asking Major League Baseball to fix the highway systems in Missouri.


Chris McGhee 6 years, 11 months ago on Have you been following the Republican presidential campaigns and debate?

Gee whiz jason2007...another anonymous comment lecturing upfront folks about their opinions? Ben, I believe your right that the voters will select the best candidate for the job from the choices they have. Unfortunately the gene pool is lacking in the choices, possibly even intermingled. Rhonda, you covered three extremely important issues that effect our country. Our government has taken a huge role in all of them. Like it or not anonymous, The Fed has and always will govern our healthcare system by providing food and drug regulations, insurance regulations and standards of care. They have recently passed laws to increase coverage for the citizens of the U.S. The effectiveness of all of these laws are always a point to debate but that is why we vote...the idea that the knuckle-head I vote for will legislate in a manner that I like. The Department of Education's sole purpose is to insure the proper education of our kids. Countless laws and monies are presented by the Fed for that reason. I'm also relatively sure that the U.S. Government has a large role in steering not only our economy, but the world's. Unfortunately they appear to be driving under the influence most of the time. Weather your like me and believe our candidates are mostly corupt and intelligently bankrupt, or you still have faith in our system, the same holds true...you gotta pick one that you believe will represent you the best. As far as the Missouri highway system goes, that cluster will require the money of the NFL.


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