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Candidates tearing each other down doesn't help

2014-05-13T00:00:00Z 2014-05-13T10:32:10Z Candidates tearing each other down doesn't help The Billings Gazette
May 13, 2014 12:00 am

I believe most people in our party would consider themselves conservative, but a fewfeel that if we can't pass their idea of a purity test to be a true conservative, they go on the attack. If those endorsing a particular candidate would tell us why their candidate is a true conservative instead of running down the other candidates, the information might be helpful. Instead, this is dividing rather than uniting.

The misleading information, the incomplete truths or lack of truth entirely is self-destructive to both the individuals doing it and the party itself. There is no such thing as a true conservative because there are too many issues involved that everyone could agree on. Many conservatives, including myself, are disappointed in those who are backstabbing and taking cheap shots at the other candidates of our own party.

Support who you endorse, run your own campaigns, tell us why you are the best person for the job and stop trying to destroy the other candidates. The primaries are the only campaigns where the voters have the ability to pick their candidates who meet as close as possible their idea of the true conservative candidates. Notice, I said close, not perfect. The opposing party will find enough fault with the chosen candidate without us doing their work for them.

Let's find common conservative values, stay on message and concentrate on what's important instead of finding fault with others.

Philip Lilleberg

Billings

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