Endorsements: who needs them?
The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce dropped out of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce when the state organization endorsed Senator Carolyn McGinn’s opponent in this week’s primary election. Newton’s chairman said their group is a chamber of commerce, not a chamber of politics.
I think that’s an excellent call … and it points out the dangers of groups, organizations, and even newspapers in publicly favoring candidates. Not everyone within each entity will agree on the endorsee. You may be getting the result of a five-to-four vote.
Question is: does anyone really respond to endorsements … of candidates or other consumer products?
I’m not allowed to endorse anything on the radio. That’s a rule I ignore in giving my frequent seal of approval to free speech, an open mind, autumn in Kansas, regular exercise, book reading, grandchildren, and my wife’s pizza and chocolate chip cookies.
I can personally vouch for the excellence of each of these.
Our thought for today is from Norman Douglas:
“You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.”