Disregarding the one viable candidate with both experience and education in government as well as a demonstrated level-headedness, Washington's 4th District voters chose to create a one-sided coin for voters to flip in the upcoming election.
Voters now get to choose between a couple party line, conservative Republicans both of whom are campaigning on guns and God. As with every tea party candidate who has been sent to Washington so far, either of these candidates once in office will become a status quo Republican willingly bound by partisanship and eagerly purchased by corporate lobbyists.
Whether the 4th District sends the candidate who thinks being an ex-footballer turned farmer is a congressional qualification or the plaid-clad grandfatherly figure panting after the taxpayer-funded benefits of even a single congressional term, two things are quite clear. One, I won't need to bother voting this time around, and two, I get to say "I told you so" when whichever one of these movers and shakers goes to Washington and immediately becomes a status quo GOP clone.
I'm not psychic. My conclusions are based on observation of all the others who have come before these two using the same rhetoric.
MIKE WILSON, Richland