LTTE: Branstad Avoids Debates

letters to the editorThe following LTTE was submitted by Randy Naber of Muscatine. Randy is a retired teacher and a member of the Muscatine school board and a bowler.

We want to encourage folks to please use the letters sections of their newspapers to try to get folks to understand that all of us have a stake in this election. Turning any governmental body to Republicans is not in the interest of the average Iowan.

“If I were running for my sixth term of Governor of Iowa, and I was telling the citizens of Iowa how proud I am of my record, I would welcome debating my opponent, Jack Hatch, every chance I could.

If I were running for my sixth term of Governor of Iowa, I would be debating my opponent, Jack Hatch, in every media market in Iowa. I would not limit the debates to three of the smallest markets in Iowa.

If I were running for my sixth term of Governor of Iowa and I have repeatedly said how important and ready my Lt. Governor was, I would have her debating her opponent, Monica Vernon, every chance they could.

However:

If I did not want the voters of Iowa to hear that my last term was riddled with scandals and my attempts to limit free and independent judgments and decisions, I would limit the number of debates.

If I did not want the voters of Iowa to hear how my opponent, Jack Hatch, has new, fresh ideas on how to strengthen Iowa’s economy and move it forward while improving the economic security of Iowa’s middle class, I would conduct the debates in the smallest markets limiting the number of potential voters yearning for change.

If I did not want voters of Iowa to hear my opponent’s choice for Lt. Governor, Monica Vernon, debate my Lt. Governor, I would veto the idea of the Lt. Governors debating each other.”

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