Each week the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read normally all of this week’s 100-word responses when there are published online usually Saturday (Note: convention coverage seems to be making obscuring the online versions, just now). For those without access, my responses are below. Selected responses appear in the Sunday edition while the on-line comments are available a day or two before. My entry on campaign signs appears in print this week.
What was the biggest story of the week?
The rancorous election season got a breath of fresh air when staff writer Meredith McIver disclosed that Michelle Obama is someone Melania Trump “has always liked.” Elections highlight our differences, yet this speaks to our common humanity. Sadly, this was not before the Trump campaign and RNC had a chance to utter complete nonsense in their denial and defense. Particularly odd was RNC’s Sean Spicer’s comparison of what both women said to My Little Pony, Twilight Sparkle. His tone was demeaning, of the pony, and by association the women. I’m giving the win on this one to the ladies.
What will be the biggest story in the coming week?
(Note: This is a repeat from last week since the on-line tool didn’t pick up this entry last week.)
Campaign signs of all types will continue to appear as political conversations take place, VP choices are announced, and local primaries enter the pre-election month. Let’s hope that signs don’t also disappear. Too often, people think that removing (i.e. stealing) the signs of opposing candidates is a wise tactic. It is not. Not only is it mean-spirited and petty, it is illegal. Let’s support our chosen candidates by lifting them up… not by tearing others down.
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