Jeff Pruitt has an interesting post you should read over at Fort Wayne Left:
Let me start this post by saying that I support Matt Kelty for Mayor.
That being said; several people have asked me what I think about Sam Talarico, an elected Republican, backing Tom Henry, a Democrat.
I have given this a lot of thought and I have changed my mind somewhat from a couple of earlier posts.
I actually have to say that I respect Sam Talarico quite a bit for supporting a candidate from another Party. It takes a lot of guts and Sam has demonstrated that he has guts.
Voters should vote for the best candidate regardless of Party affiliation. (I feel Matt Kelty is the best candidate; however, Sam and I disagree on this) I have little respect for people who vote based solely on political Party.
I currently plan on voting for a Republican for Mayor, a Democrat for City Council, and three Libertarians for City Council.
In one case I am going to vote for a Democrat over a Libertarian (At-large, I am voting for John Shoaff).
So I am going to vote for members of each of the three parties in the upcoming election. I have never voted along Party lines in my life; I doubt that I ever will vote a "straight ticket."
Sam Talarico and I disagree on many things; however, the more I learn about Sam Talarico the more respect I have for him on a personal level.