GOP has promise

November 27, 2012 

CINDY FLASCH, Richland

I read Jane Fox's letter to the editor in the Nov. 20 Herald. What I understood her to say is that she considered Rob McKenna the better candidate for governor but she voted for Jay Inslee solely because McKenna identified himself with the Republican Party.

How sad.

Since I consider myself Republican, I'm out of touch with the new America? I'm too old, too white, too male, too religious, so I should just pack it in and go with the flow? If that includes going bankrupt as California most assuredly will, not interested.

Last I checked, I am not too male. I can guarantee that as a woman, Fox doesn't speak for me. I really don't care about someone's gender, ethnicity, financial status or sexual orientation. I do want smaller government, a strong defense and the ability to give my money to the charities of my choice.

I'd also like to think I would make choices based on the character of a candidate rather than their political affiliation. By the way, I'm a perpetual optimist, and I'm very excited about young Republicans like Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal and Scott Walker. Are they also too rich, too white, too male and out of touch?! Where are the young promising Democrats?

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