The Cafferty File: Character vs. the issues
On "The Situation Room" today, we asked viewers the following questions, and here are some of our favorite responses that we didn't get to read on air:
Virginia Sen. George Allen says voters should choose on the issues, instead of character. Is he right?
Character or issues? Character is an issue and should be the main one facing any person up for election to public office. How can we trust someone to make the correct decisions from Capitol Hill if we can't trust them in being honest about their personal lives? Trust is trust no matter how you cut it.
Bob, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Allen had better hope they choose neither option: He's too dumb to know the real issues, and his recent statements indicate his character is considerably less than sterling.
Ed, Virginia City, Nevada
George, you are an idiot. Being a racist is a character issue.
Orland, Tampa, Florida
If I, like Sen. Allen, were a self-loathing Jew who had also lied to Congress about my stock options, Jack, I'd suggest the voters make up their minds on the basis of sun spots. Anything, EXCEPT character!
Andrew, Hampton, Pennsylvania
If the federal government refuses to enforce the nation's immigration laws, should local communities be allowed to do so?
I think the local government of each state should have control over their own state, it seems like Washington can't control a darn thing right now.
Joan, Tucson, Arizona
Of course they should. Our government is beholden to corporate wishes and special interests and refuses to enforce the laws we already have. The people want illegals dealt with along with the corporations that hire them. I applaud them for dealing with this issue.
John, Wintersville, Ohio
The fact that our federal government doesn't care to enforce immigration laws merely means that the Bush administration isn't serious about national security in an age of our war on terror. So, should local communities proceed to protect their interests and citizens? Absolutely.
Joan, Dalton Gardens, Idaho
I've stopped expecting anything from this Congress and this administration. I've heard that they can't remove the illegals so many times, that I finally believe them. My solution is to get rid of them and replace the whole bunch with people who can.
Edward, Phoenix, Arizona
What advice would you give a Republican candidate for Congress?
Considering the level of their job skills, Republicans in Congress will be happy to know that McDonald's is hiring!
Gary, Ontario, California
To all you dear Republicans: Just continue to blame Clinton for everything you and your administration have done wrong. It's such a convenient excuse, don't you think? And, so original after you've had 6 years to make things right.
Deonna, Columbus, Ohio
We would tell the Republican candidates to keep plugging away and work hard... we do not want a Democratic Congress.
Jack, my advice to the Republican candidates: quit while you're behind!
Lorraine, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
My advice is to keep doing exactly what you're doing. Please don't change a single thing. I just wanted to say thank you Republicans from this very happy Democrat.
Curtis, Wheeling, West Virginia