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Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Send this column with your endorsement or draft a letter telling your party what you expect; Democrats to my.democrats.org/page/s/contact-the-democrats and Republicans to gop.com/contact-us/. Tell them you’ve heard and seen enough. Tell them you demand they quit the attack ads and start putting forth a substantial message on why their candidates are qualified and exactly what they plan to do to put our nation back on track for the sake of future generations. Share the message with friends and family through personal contact, phone, mail, email or social media. Let your voices and wishes be heard with every candidate and party member you come in contact with. Make your presence felt at candidate nights and other political and social functions. If enough of us move to the middle before the election it just might make them nervous and get their attention. Our nation requires a serious effort and they better prove they are up to the task.

At the recent Olympic Games in London our US Team proved if you work hard and set demanding goals you can be successful. Our political leaders need to elevate their game and if they won’t we must be willing to force a change. Our Olympic team refused to accept mediocrity, repeatedly exceeded previously set records, can we allow our country and our children to accept the fact that our best days are now behind us? It’s a very sad day if we do and shame on us for allowing it to happen during our watch. It will take hard work, sacrifice and every single person to turn around this dismal condition but it can be done if we have the resolve and desire to make good choices this fall. We all must do our part and it must start today.

Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at dan@denpubs.com.

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