In a cover story (“Cash grab,” May 5) that only states the obvious—money ruins politics—New Times tells readers all about the offenders, but ignores a solid candidate who campaigns without begging for bucks.
Thus, 13 paragraphs are awarded to “Big Spender” Salud Carbajal and 17 to “Deep Pockets” Justin Fareed—while yours truly, the plucky antiwar, anti-Wall Street candidate who believes that the internet makes television ads and large campaign budgets obsolete, gets exactly four words, name included.
If you want to make self-fulfilling prophesies, instead of announcing “Money Determines Elections!” put a dove on the front page and say “Peace Movement Begins!” With only their votes our district can send to Washington a fierce opponent of U.S. wars and militarism and capable advocate for peace.
I’m the only candidate connecting with voters who are increasingly fed up with both parties and aware that perpetual war is ruining our country. Instead of reprimanding the high rollers, you heap free publicity on them. Do I get equal time?