Vail Daily letter: More substance needed
July 28, 2016
Richard Carnes' commentaries (Tuesday's Vail Daily) were at best an annoyance and at worst a completely misguided synopsis of the GOP convention in Cleveland. Mr. Carnes is entitled to articulate his opinions although as a weekly columnist I believe he should offer more substance than balderdash. Referring to Gov. Christie's accurate repeat of the interview of FBI Director Comey by Rep. Trey Gowdy and others as a "childish rant" was merely an attempt at deflection so often used by the left when the truth wins out over their narrative. His insight into Dr. Ben Carson was clearly delusional as Dr. Carson is anything but a scare-tactics type of individual. Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City during 9/11, is not properly described as a "spittle-spewing" presenter. Mr. Giuliani merely accurately pointed out the unfortunate statistics that describe the true threat of terrorism both here and abroad. Far from fear mongering, this is unfortunately what is going on and likely the No. 1 concern of Americans and why Mr. Trump is doing so well. Mr. Carnes believes Mr. Trump is a xenophobic misogynist, words copied right out of the Democratic playbook and not true as evidenced by Mr. Trump's unbelievable post-convention bump in the general election polls as well as by a clear increase in support from women.
Perhaps Mr. Carnes can attempt another article next week on the Democratic National Convention that offers him the opportunity to comment on the booing, lack of US flags, dismissal of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, evidence of a lack of full attendance and other issues that should readily encourage more of his ridiculous comments.
Dan M. Spengler
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