Having watched both political conventions, I felt totally underwhelmed by each of them. They were simply well orchestrated and choreographed displays of hot air and hoopla. Both sides told half-truths that unfortunately fool a large segment of the electorate, but do nothing to unite the electorate and lead with positive goals and objectives (for a change).
We have a major economic problem that should take center stage for both parties. Whoever we decide to vote for in November needs to receive a strong message that positive corrective action is expected now. The most effective way to convey this message is to oust every incumbent legislator who happens to be up for re-election in November. We need a fresh slate of legislators who can look beyond their party loyalties and re-election posturing to help us out of this economic morass.
-- RICHARD A. MOEN, Richland