I sympathize with the letter Dovey Kahn wrote in today's Baltimore Sun ("Obama by default," Sept. 6). Just as some will hold their nose and vote for
It's frustrating because I believe there's a lot more common ground between voters than what we see portrayed by pundits and the press. I may be tea party, but I'm certainly not opposed to closing loopholes and ending subsides. I'm not even against increasing taxes on the wealthiest earners. My liberal friends aren't stomping their feet for another trillion dollar stimulus and running up the debt with more spending. But every time we hear a candidate speak, it seems it's all or nothing. You either get the far left agenda, or the far right agenda, religion and all.
In short, we're all likely to be holding our noses in 2012. Let's hope whoever we ultimately choose is the best choice. And let's hope that future elections see a better brand of politician so that Mr. Kahn and I don't have to hold our noses when we vote.