Gregg deserves a closer look
I am a Hoosier. Politically I am right of center. I have typically voted to the right, but I have never voted straight ticket. In my opinion, Indiana has always been a moderate state. We have had great senators who were both left of center and right of center. It seems that lately the moderate people on either side are being drowned out by either the far left or the far right.
This year is no different and maybe the worst that I remember. I am writing this not as an advocate of either party, but as a Hoosier who hears constantly about deeply partisan politics.
Everyone should vote on the issues that are important to them. In order to do that, you have to take the time to look at the candidates. Very rarely do you have the opportunity to personally know the candidates that are running for office. This is one of those rare exceptions for me.
John Gregg is running for governor on the Democratic ticket. If I did not know him personally, I might have been too busy to dig into his candidacy and make an informed decision. I might have seen the political party and voted one way or another. Sometimes someone just left of center might be closer to your views than you realize. His views that I find that I agree with are: using Indiana’s coal responsibly, positioning Indiana for a global economy and his willingness to compromise to get to a real solution. What ones might you agree with?
Regardless of how you vote in the national election, please do yourself a favor and see if John fits closer to your values than you expected. I know he fits closer to mine.
Tom Thompson, Delphi