Another good young blogger candidate outI learned this morning with great sadness that Girl in Right dropped out of her run for City Council in Golden Colorado. Her explanation is here. It is a real shame that people cannot openly disagree and debate without running down the spiral of behind the back gossip and hate mail.
I did some leg work for candidates in a local election a couple of years ago. While there was spirited debate and less than pleasant editorials I saw or heard no signs of anything like these. The candidates attacked each other's records and positions and to a lesser degree motivations. That is good for democracy. What happened to babs isn't.