To the editor:
Because Abraham Lincoln was a
The transfer is now complete, and unfortunately the political philosophy hasn't changed.
Stephen Baird, Solana Beach
To the editor: I am troubled by the unsourced opinions in this article stated as fact, such as Sen.-elect Bill Cassidy (R-La.) being a "lackluster" candidate who "ducked" public appearances and what amounts to a monolithic condemnation of Southern white voters as vestiges of the "old Confederacy."
In fact, I have seen Cassidy on TV quite a bit, and his opponent's many gaffes made her a lost cause. And there are plenty of reasons for voters to be unhappy with President Obama, none having to do with his skin color; elections north of the Mason-Dixon line established that quite convincingly.
There may be a point to be made about the Southern states and their political leanings, maybe even about vestiges of Southern racism, but that would be a separate article. This news story about the results of a Senate election was not the place.
Jeffrey C. Briggs, Hollywood