Primary Elections

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2012, at 1:13 PM
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  • Its a tough year to run as a 36 year incumbent, i have no doubt of that - but as a democrat, and even though i frequently disagree with his positions on some things, i think you have to respect Dick Lugar as one of the smartest, most ethical men that Indiana has ever sent to Washington. Ranking member of the Foreign Policy Committee is no small thing, either, though you try to spin it negatively, Charles - almost as illogical as the rest of your column (was that a bad history of primary elections or a bad endorsement for Mourdock, who you don't even call by name?) i'm not sure when Lugar "put the UN before the USA", but i do know that Lugar has a depth and sophistication of knowledge on everything from farm policy to indiana industries to the euro crisis or nuclear disarmament. The guy is a real class act. I hope Hoosiers think twice before pulling a ballot for some new, untested Tea Party candidate when we already have Dick Lugar, who has to be one of the best senators our state has ever had.

    -- Posted by NorvalJrJr on Fri, May 4, 2012, at 10:45 PM
  • If Lugar were to be re-elected that would put him in the running with Daniel Inouye, Frank Lautenberg and Daniel Akaka . He'd be 86 when this next terms up. Do we need that? Younger does not always mean wiser, but it's a good probability that someone younger would have a better chance of getting things across to fellow Senators. I do apologize for this and mean absolutely no disrespect, but when I saw Lugar at the YMCA several months back, I actually felt sorry for him. He appeared to me as if he had no idea why he was there. Does that smile ever come off? I mean, seriously, give the guy a break. Let him live out his life in retirement, even though he'll probably have to purchase a home in Indiana if he decides to retire here.

    -- Posted by steve47834 on Sat, May 5, 2012, at 4:23 AM
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