About LDN

Letters to the Editor

Lincoln Daily News welcomes letters of appreciation, information and opinion on matters pertaining to the community. 
Controversial issues:
As a community we need to be able to talk openly about matters that affect the quality of our lives. The most effective and least offensive manner to get your point across is to stick to the issue and refrain from commenting on another person's opinion. Letters that deviate from focusing on the issue may be rejected or edited and marked as such.

Submit a letter to the editor online

You may also send your letters by email to  ldneditor@lincolndailynews.com

or by U.S. postal mail:

Letters to the Editor
Lincoln Daily News
601 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL  62656

Letters must include the writer's name, telephone number, and postal address or email address (we will not publish address or phone number information). Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to edit letters to reduce their size or to correct obvious errors. Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to reject any letter for any reason. Lincoln Daily News will publish as many acceptable letters as space allows.

Presidential campaign

Send a link to a friend 

To the editor:

My dear friends, I come before you humbly admitting the error of my ways. A good friend of mine pointed out what a great President Obama is, and after some argument I have to admit I have been wrong. Obama has improved the economy and because of that I am now going to endorse him.

It is irrelevant that in hundreds of speeches and interviews that he promised to have us out of Iraq within six months of his inauguration. (It only took three years.) I am going to ignore that he sent another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, doubling the total number of troops there. I am prepared to ignore that troops there help grow and ship the poppy plants out of there as well.

Irrelevant is the fact he swore to repeal the Patriot Act, and then reauthorized it.

Candidate Obama promised labor unions that he would renegotiate NAFTA and GAT to make it more fair for American workers, but then his campaign was caught sending out memos to top corporate leaders telling them not to worry, that it was just campaign talk.

Within the first week of office he signed an executive order supposedly closing Guantanamo Bay and other secret prisons. Under closer scrutiny, the order stated he was only THINKING of closing down Guantanamo within a year, but worst of all, the order continued the practice of rendition (secret abductions and torture).

[to top of second column in this letter]

Never mind that he made the cornerstone of his campaign keeping lobbyists and donors out of his administration. Never mind that within hours of his inauguration he filled the White House with ... wait for it ... lobbyists and donors (William Lynn, Tim Geitner, George Mitchell, Leon Panetta and Tom Daschle).

I am also ignoring the fact that they lost $8.5 trillion of the banker bailout money and still have no idea where it went.

ALSO worth ignoring is that the DOJ under Obama has been caught shipping firearms to Mexican drug cartels in Operation Fast and Furious.

Let's also forget Obama said he would not sign the NDAA (which calls for the abduction, i.e., secret arrest and indefinite detention of American citizens) and then sneakily signed it New Year's Eve.


Because the economy is a little better than before here in central Illinois, I am now endorsing President Obama for another four years.

To all those I argued with that Obama is a liar ... I apologize. What was I thinking?! Obviously he is a good man and only has the best intentions. 

Jodie Campbell 

[Posted May 05, 2012]

Click here to send a note to the editor about this letter.


< Recent letters

Back to top


News | Sports | Business | Rural Review | Teaching & Learning | Home and Family | Tourism | Obituaries

Community | Perspectives | Law & Courts | Leisure Time | Spiritual Life | Health & Fitness | Teen Scene
Calendar | Letters to the Editor