The current Democratic Party and debates remind me of going to a family gathering. One candidate seems to be the grandfatherly type who loved you as a child, still cares about your well-being, gave you straight answers when you asked him some of life’s toughest questions, and seems annoyed when he has to deal with stupidity. The other candidate appears to be the aunt who occasionally comes to family gatherings. She’s nice enough, and very competent, but you don’t get a warm and fuzzy feeling around her. She talks a lot about her career and what she has done. The family knows not to mention her husband’s philandering when she is around. She played the “good wife” and didn’t divorce him years ago. Some family members think that she made that choice to further her career.
Darrell Sy, Fairview Heights