Readers Write: Oct. 19

Clinton most qualified to ever run for office

I understand that some Georgians do not like Hillary Clinton. I am not one of them. I have admired and supported her for 30 years. I think she is a very intelligent, gracious, good, accomplished and highly competent individual. I agree with President Obama that she is the most qualified individual to ever run for the office of President. We do not have a religious test for office-holding in this country, something many people seem to need to be reminded of. Nonetheless, Clinton’s lifelong Methodism is icing on the cake for a Methodist like me. I also support her platform that would create jobs rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure, improve the Affordable Care Act, provide tuition-free college for many students, increase taxes on the rich and reduce them on the middle-class, keep us out of further troops on the ground in the Middle East, appoint liberal Supreme Court Justices, and care for the poor, weak and disenfranchised among us. Her focus is on the myriad of good things about this great country.


Debates have sunk to new lows

Let’s drop the pretense that the presidential debates are true political discourse or policy discussions. Because of the way campaigns are run, especially in this election cycle, they have become nothing more than glorified trading of insults and innuendoes.

The second debate in particular sunk the process to new lows. As much as I like and respect Chris Wallace, maybe he should step aside as moderator of the third debate. Jerry Springer or Maury Povich might be a better choice to referee what’s sure to be another sideshow.


Next Up in News

Trump confirms everyone’s worst fears
It was a two-track debate. At times, it was the setting for a detailed argument over serious issues in which Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offered...
Gwinnett opens new early voting sites to ease long lines
Gwinnett opens new early voting sites to ease long lines
Gwinnett County will open more early voting locations next week to ease long lines that have plagued the only existing site.
Free on bond: Cobb pastor accused of raping 10-year-old girl
A Smyrna pastor accused of raping a 10-year-old girl at the homeless shelter run by his ministry was released from Cobb County jail the same day a...
Will mobilized Hispanic voters in Cobb shift sheriff’s race?
Will mobilized Hispanic voters in Cobb shift sheriff’s race?
Voter registration among Hispanic residents of Cobb is up, standing out even compared to an overall increase in new minority voters.
Roaches, flies reported at popular DeKalb seafood joint
Roaches, flies reported at popular DeKalb seafood joint
A popular Stone Mountain-area seafood restaurant failed its recent health inspection after an official reported finding roaches and flies in the...
More Stories

You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of free premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on