Who to vote for - and against!
I never let anyone tell me how to vote and you shouldn't either! But if you're curious, this is who I hope wins on the Western Mass ballot.
President: Bob Barr
Lame libertarian is still better than what the major parties could produce.
U.S. Senator: Robert L. Underwood.
He may be crazy but he's honest.
Statewide Ballot Questions
Question 1. Repeal the state income tax.
Question 2. Decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.
Question 3. Ban dog racing.
Congress 1st District - Nathan Bech
West Springfielder didn't back the Wall Street bailout like his opponent did.
Governor's Councilor - Mike Franco
Antiquated judicial body should have been abolished decades ago; Franco's election may hasten its demise.
Hampshire/Franklin Senate District - Keith McCormic
Colorful candidate we hope resurfaces if he loses.
2nd Franklin State Rep - Robert E. Parks.
Incumbent Donelan is a bum.
2nd Hampden State Rep - William G. Scibelli
In this Tweedledum vs. Tweedledee race we might as well strengthen the two party system.
3rd Hampden State Rep - Nicolas A. Baldyga
Incumbent Sandlin has distinguished herself only by her obedience to her Boston masters.
4th Hampden State Rep - Donald F. Humason
Everybody loves Big Don.
Sadly, many incumbents who deserve defeat did not have opponents. In races where I didn't endorse someone it is because I was ambivalent about who should be elected. So may the best people win and as they say in Springfield - vote early and often!