Endorsement defied evidence of video

At least you're predictable, Daily Herald. You have proved once again that your candidate endorsements are biased, inconsistent and, therefore, irrelevant. Anyone who watched the Daily Herald interview of 6th Congressional District Republican primary candidates Jeanne Ives and Jay Kinzler could see for themselves who is most qualified. (It is available online.)

Ives talked in specifics about policy, and Kinzler rambled on incoherently.

In your endorsement of Kinzler, you stated that "Kinzler is eager to focus on policy issues and leave social causes out of the equation." That certainly wasn't my take-away from the interview.

You said that Ives has "legitimate experience at both the local and state levels" that would "suit her for stepping into the role of a U.S. congresswoman." But you endorsed Kinzler for his "pragmatic cooperation" with Glen Ellyn Park District board members and his "less-divisive disposition." What are your criteria for endorsing a congressional candidate? Warm fuzzier? Vague and illusive positions? Do scrubs impress you?

Your endorsement makes no sense. If you want to regain your credibility in the future, don't broadcast a candidate interview followed by an endorsement based on your own preformed opinions.

Mary Plunkett


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