To The Editor:
Instead of using my 400-word limit urging folks to vote for Democrats, listing all of the wrongs of the “other guys,” I would rather like to give an insight into the hearts and minds of rural Democrats, of which I am a proud part. We are all familiar with the stereotypes: the “liberal snob” or “flatlander,” descriptions which are more rhetoric than reality. Rural Democrats in Delaware County are hardworking and fiscally conservative. Some are farmers, many are small business owners. We have good values, families we take good care of; many are regular churchgoers.
Dennis Valente, Davenport Supervisor, says it best: “I am the Democrat your grandfather was.”