If you want to make a real difference in next week's General Election, don't just vote the party line: split your ticket. After researching all of the partisan candidates running for various political offices, I tallied up the results of my intended votes: One Independent. Three Republicans. Three Democrats. I always hope to vote for […]

If you want to make a real difference in next week's General Election, don't just vote the party line: split your ticket.
After researching all of the partisan candidates running for various political offices, I tallied up the results of my intended votes: One Independent. Three Republicans. Three Democrats.
I always hope to vote for the best, regardless of political affiliation. The big problem right now in Kansas, as well as the nation, is that too many people are stuck in party mode. And this party is no fun.
Either a D or an R decides the vote for too many.
The end result of such rigid partisanship is a divided populace. One candidate wins, but, in the end, the people, and State of Kansas, lose.
Still, I think all of us hold out hope that those elected will do more good than harm.
If there is one candidate that represents the hope for a better, less-divided tomorrow, that candidate is Greg Orman. He has a clear understanding that it's time to cross the partisan divide that often brings progress to a standstill.
Anyway, may Kansans vote next Tuesday for those candidates who have the best interests of our state in mind, rather than the interests of a political party.