Hot-button issues cool pre-election | The Journal Gazette: "Steve Shine, Allen County Republican chairman, said the issues seized the moment at the time of their approval, but that time has passed. He said those issues will likely cause some people to vote one way or another because of their high notoriety, but he said they are not likely to change any election results. “Fort Wayne voters are intelligent enough and broad-minded enough to not make this a one-issue campaign,” he said. “There are things all of us do sometimes that do not go to our immediate core supporters. That comes with leadership.”"
Is Steve Shine SERIOUS? Is he in the same city as me? EVERY election in this town (not to mention country) is a one-issue election! You think smokers are going to vote for ANYONE who supported the smoking ban? COME ON! Don't you read the editorial page, Steve? Or the Rant in the evening paper? People are mad about Harrison Square, as mad as I am about being annexed and over-taxed!
And, biggest one-issue of all, thanks to our potential felon candidate Matt Kelty--pro-life! Yes! In a local election! To a position that has virtually no power over the most-debated pro-life issue of all, but the most polarizing. In our conseration ole town. I cannot believe that Shine was so disingenuous as to even MENTION one-issue voters when his crazy-like-a-fox candidate has done the very thing with the most contentious issue of all!
I almost fell out of the recliner this morning after I read this line. Talk about SPIN!