June 16, 2006

Adieu, Sen. Allen, for you no longer represent me

I did something on June 13 that I had never even considered before--I voted in the Democratic primary.

Over the past 40-plus years, I have voted for just two Democrats in presidential elections, John Kennedy and Jimmy Carter, and no Democrats in any other election.

Yet there I was in the booth voting for James Webb so he can run against Sen. Allen. I did this in spite of the fact that I have voted for George Allen at every previous election opportunity.

However, I can no longer support Sen. Allen, as I am convinced that he has abandoned middle-class Americans.

I believe Sen. Allen and his colleagues haven't lost touch with us--they just don't care.

I am convinced that they will never put the needs of the people they represent before their own self-interest.

It is time for a change, and I'm voting for James Webb in November.

And by the way, if he doesn't deliver as promised, I'll be back to voting for a Republican when he runs for re-election.

It is essential that we all take action in November to take our country back from the professional politicians and get us back to the representative form of government our forefathers sacrificed to give us.

All we have to do is walk into that voting booth and select the individuals who represent our views, independent of what political party label they wear.

Rex A. Hoover