Whatever happened to electing politicians to represent all Idahoans?
Why do we let so many of them get away with lining their own pockets, favoring their campaign contributors and empowering their political party?
Every candidate makes campaign promises to get votes. Some promises are wishful thinking, some are totally unattainable and many are outright fabrications.
Incumbents promise what they think voters want to hear, yet often fail to follow through. Then they make the same promises during the next election campaign, and the next and the next, like Mike Simpson.
Voters should weigh the incumbent’s former campaign promises against their accomplishments.
Those bought by special interests who expect something in return should be sent packing and banned from ever again holding political office. What they’re doing is called corruption and it used to be against the law.
Candidates are supposed to be elected by the people to represent the people. It’s every voter’s duty to elect those who will represent us ... all of us ... equally.
Oops, I forgot that Idaho’s a red state. Never mind.
Ken White, Twin Falls