To the Daily Sun,
A registered Undeclared now, I get notice of Republican and Democratic events. I've talked with Gov. Christie at Tilt'n Diner, additionally heard him in Franklin speak on drug addiction. I've followed news on Kasich, but not heard him. (Thursday) night my husband and I heard Jeb Bush in Laconia.
I took a question to ask Bush, but wasn't called on. Gov. Christie had let me know that he's not anti-science. Is Jeb Bush? But Bush spoke highly of Pope Francis and said he can follow the pope's lead and both practice his faith and be fine with science. Something like that. My unasked question was almost answered.
While President Obama is in Alaska to get support for efforts against climate change causes going unchecked, he also has given Shell Oil permission to explore and drill for oil in our fragile Arctic waters. Tragic. Unforgivably poor reasoning there — or defeatist bowing to the energy industry. Whoever gets my Feb. 9 vote needs to recognize climate change's dire consequences and pledge to prioritize cutting down our carbon emissions, energy industry be damned.
Screening for acceptability as respectable, the Republican candidates an Undeclared could look at are Christie, Bush, Kasich, as I see it now. All are articulate, and have experience as work-horse governors. Being effective "across the aisle" is a must, or we waste more years with problems left festering.
Lynn Rudmin Chong
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