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Friday, December 9, 2011

New Letter to the Editor in Daily Campus

Today, I had a letter to the editor published in the Daily Campus, UConn's student paper. You can read it here or below. UConn is going on winter break, and then I will be returning for Spring semester. I arrive on campus on January 15th. On the 16th, we have Martin Luther King Day, so it's a "holiday off". Then, classes begin on the 17th (unless we have snow again).
Stephen Klinck misses an important point in his article about the Republican primary season. He does mention how the Republican candidates will be quick to support another one who happens to get the nomination. However, with a few exceptions, they haven't been directly going at eachother to begin with. Newt Gingrich is essentially seeking the nomination on the platform of defeating Obama. Well Newt, I should hope that's your plan. If you plan to get the nomination then lose to Obama, then you don't deserve it.
Additionally, the Republicans have failed to show how they would do any better in charge of this country. Politics as usual is not working. Let's face it. I personally am a libertarian and if Ron Paul doesn't get the Republican nomination, I will likely support the Libertarian Party candidate. For others who don?t really agree with either the Democrats or the Republicans, you too should not feel ashamed to support a third party candidate if need be. Additionally, Americans Elect is offering a direct online primary to support a third "party" candidate on the ballot. This would provide even more choice for Americans. So next November, don't feel like you have to choose between quibbling politicians who will worsen the state of this country. You don't. Hopefully this primary season will make all candidates seem so unappealing that none of them win. That way, we will finally have someone from outside the establishment running this country.
– Gregory Koch

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