To the editor:
Is it the strategy of the Republican Party to rail against anyone that questions the dubious qualifications of Gov. Palin and their claims of being "reforming mavericks" in hopes that the American voter will forget their leadership over the last seven years? The Republicans have led us to an unnecessary war in Iraq, an unsure victory in Afghanistan, an unprecedented national debt, the attempted trashing of the Constitution, circumvention of the environmental laws and social reform accomplished over the last 40 years, and their cronyism, at the expense of the middle class, with big business. If it works, then we deserve what we get.
The war, national health care, Social Security, the deficit, the housing situation and the economy are a few of the many issues that need to be addressed. It's time to demand more from both parties. In order to cast an intelligent vote, we need to insist on concrete goals and specific actions on how those goals are to be accomplished from both parties. The issues facing America in this election are far too important for rhetoric, fear tactics and personal attacks.