YOU SAY – Why does this governing party have such a large following?

(Image: Kim Anderson/TRU IDAYS 2017)

Some reaction to Friday’s editorial, “Why candidates shouldn’t attend single-issue election forums”:

Zach Cripps: Let me get this straight, Mr. Rothenburger thinks that democratic processes such as debates for the upcoming election are a waste of time? All due respect to our ex-mayor, he knows jack squat.

Chad Moats: It’s satire and you just read the headline.

Cynthia Ross Friedman: Ha ha good one Mel! This column will be read by many thanks to its brilliant hook.

Yesterday’s forum was super interesting and really excellent. Those six candidates are the brightest and most inspiring to date.

Why oh why do those disrespectful and apparently unethical Christy Party candidates have such a following? And what the heck is an economy? Where are the family docs in Kamloops? C’mon Kamloops…use some critical thinking. Low taxes on the rich + breaks for corporations = you suffer.

And six candidates…sit down as a group and decide what to do to defeat Christy. Please.

David Goar: Well said. The saddest aspect is that the electorate allows candidates for the governing party to avoid the challenges of democracy with relative impunity.

John N.: It comes down to a single issue why I won’t vote for Mr. Milobar. Sorry …… the party platform, amount spent on the campaign and the number of people helping out as volunteers ….. none of those things matter. Call me closed minded if you’d like; my hide is thick enough to take it. It narrows down my decision now to two others and my conscience is quite at ease.

Russ Noakes: Good article. Interesting hook, and well worth the read! And why does this governing party have such a large following?

Ingrid Mitchell: I have no interest in attending a single issue forum. The big picture is far too complex to put blinders on and focus on one thing.

About Mel Rothenburger (9054 Articles) is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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