One day The Maui News should explain in an editorial what the requirements are to have one's comments go from being a letter to the editor and being restricted to 250 words - and not one word more - to becoming a Viewpoint commenter.
I read with interest the Sept. 2 Viewpoint. Had the author not prattled on about "driven to the polls" drivel, it could have easily fit into the 250-word limit we letter writers are restricted to.
I'm sure he is wise enough to know that the issue is not how one gets to the polls. What George F. Will and the editorial writer were saying is that there are many uninformed voters out there who vote based on name recognition rather than the candidates' objectives if elected.
The Viewpoint writer believes that a uninformed voter is better than no vote. I, along with the editorial writer and Will, disagree. We are entitled to our opinions just as the Viewpoint writer is entitled to his.
He also brings race into the mix when referring to the disenfranchised millions of black people of the 1950s. Why is it not racism if 95 percent of black people vote for a black candidate in a black/white election, as what happened with the 2008 presidential election, but would be considered racism if 95 percent of white people vote for a white candidate in the same election (which would never happen)?