An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
AMERICANS WENT TO THE POLLS yesterday for midterm elections to choose all 435 House representatives, plus a bunch of Senators and governors.
In the strange and fascinating U.S. system of democracy, with its slow counts and run-offs, the full results won’t be known for a while.
Although the anticipated Republican red wave didn’t quite materialize it’s obvious the political landscape is as fractured as ever, if not more so.
Politics south of the border has become all about whose side you’re on, not about principles or the qualities of candidates. Scandals don’t matter anymore. As Donald Trump once bragged, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?”
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.