Thursday, October 09, 2008

Arrogant and Egotistical Much?

Madison County held a candidate forum on November 4. Ten candidates running in county, state and federal races had three to five minutes to present their ideas and political views to voters at the Glen Carbon Senior and Community Center.

There should have been 11 candidates. The no-show: Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville. The IL-19 incumbent decided he had better things to do than waste his time on such small-minded pursuits as justifying his re-election.

Daniel Davis, the Democrat challenger recounted personal stories from people in IL-19. They told him about their experiences with prescription drug benefits, health insurance and veteran's benefits. I believe that wherever you are, whatever you do, you matter, Davis said.

Troy Dennis, the Green Party candidate, discussed economic issued. For him, the Democrat and Republican parties are failures since they never addressed the issue effectively. What happened to fiscal conservatism? he said.

The arrogant absence of John Shimkus is a clear message to the people of IL-19. THEY DO NOT MATTER TO HIM! People have a voice. It is their vote.

They need to send a clear response to this man --->


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