The special election is becoming tiresome. The level of the "debate" between the candidates suggests that they think the public has no capacity for substantive information. Is it really true that someone who was raised in Cut Bank has, a priori, better qualifications for office than a man from New Jersey who had a successful run as a businessman? Is it equally true that a man who had difficulty paying medical bills when he was injured by his physician is, by definition, an irresponsible deadbeat? Obviously, our political process has devolved so deeply into childish name calling and finger pointing that none of these candidates are to be trusted as honest, forthright, having integrity or believing that voters want to see past one dimensional stereotyping. Use your heads, gentlemen, rather than puerile campaign slogans. If you tell us how you intend and govern and why, maybe we can transcend the stupidity you think we have and vote intelligently.

Randy Dix

Helena

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