I think it is ridiculous the seat belongs to the Party and not the voters.
Regardless of the reason or timing for an elected official leaving office before
their term, why do the parties get to chose and not the voters. Are we really so
lazy and cheap about our democracy that we can't pay for a special
It's all about power. Sadly, the Repubs wield the power and there is no
honor is those who fills the seats. I completely agree with Max. This seat
belongs to the people not the party. This should be determined by open election.
Let's not pretend that the Democrats would have done anything different
here. And, I frequently vote for Democrats.
"They're all corrupt ... everyone does it."Yes, I think
that's what they said when Nixon was caught.
Let us vote. Surely the recent debacle with Swallow and Shurtleff has awoken
everyone to the idea that this one party dominance is NOT a good thing.
Midwest,Is that why Illinois re-elected ROSTENKOWSKI after he was
convicted of stealing from the house post office? (Sorry for all caps, but the I
haven't bothered turning off the auto correct on my tablet, and it keeps
changing it to "Rosen know ski")But I get a kick out of the
libs, had Valentine resigned before being confirmed, they would have criticized
him for being presumptuous. And tell me, was there a vote to fill Barry's
senate seat, or did Blagojevich just sell it? Oh yeah, the latter.
Carvalho: No doubt, but it doesn't excuse the Republicans...though that
type of analogy is often used as the way to excuse what one side or the other
Corroon is fighting a lost battle, that's right he has lost it before it
began. He picked the wrong fight. Even if Corroon did get a vote, the Senate
District Valentine lives in is held very strongly by the Republicans. The
reality is that the Democrats have no chance of winning this seat. All Corroon
is doing is getting a little publicity, and embarrassing the Democratic Party
(it shows his lack of knowing which fights he can win, which he might win, and
which he has no chance of winning. Utah County is in the no change category.)
Absolutely ridiculous! Dems lost last election, why hold an expensive election
just for them to lose again - are they wanting to pay for it? It is customary
in almost every state to replace a vacancy without a full election.