Letter: Support Zupan for U.S. Senate
August 14 is Primary Day in Vermont and we are fortunate to have a candidate for U.S. Senate — Lawrence Zupan — worthy of serious consideration if not our votes. A group of us heard him address a forum in Manchester where he gave a brief stump speech and then addressed a variety of tough questions. (Note to other candidates and forum leaders: the public is much better served if the questions are not preselected or scripted.) Here are a few of my takeaways: Lawrence is especially well versed on the issues of the day and how to put them in historical context; Lawrence supports social programs that serve as effective safety nets; Lawrence is alarmed — rightly so — about our $21 trillion deficit; Lawrence is a voice of reason and conviction, he listens carefully and is honest about the complexity of the problems our country faces; and Lawrence is a formidable debater, a debater of the issues. Should he win the primary on August 14, we will be treated to what promises to be be a highly informative — and entertaining — discussion of the future of our state and country. I implore my fellow Vermonters to listen and carefully consider his message and to avoid the sensational speculation and invective that too often creeps into our political discourse.
Manchester, Aug. 8
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