Archive for December, 2017

This is Doug Jones. Bet you didn’t even know what he looked like! He is the candidate without the vest, the cowboy hat, and the pea shooter.

At this point, there is story after story regarding Roy Moore, whether it comes to his political views or his alleged exploits at the local mall. There is not a whole lot out there regarding his opponent in Alabama’s special U.S. Senate election on December 12th, Doug Jones. Given the political makeup of Alabama, Doug Jones can’t win without getting a chunk of Republican voters on his side (though he would also benefit from Republicans staying home or voting write-in candidates). The question is can enough Republican voters bring themselves to actually vote for a Democrat?

To be clear, Doug Jones is a Democrat, so if voters only care about issues and disregard character, then the decision will be clear, they will vote for the Republican candidate. For some, being a Democrat automatically makes you an “evil” that must be stopped. I think that’s the nature of today’s politics that everything is within a framework of “good versus evil” and “our side” must prevail over “your side” as our very future is at stake!

Is Doug Jones evil? Well, he is a husband and a father. He was born and raised in Alabama. He has served as both a U.S. Attorney and private practice lawyer. He has been a member of the Canterbury United Methodist Church for more than 30 years. He has degrees from both the University of Alabama and Samford University’s. According to his campaign website, his number one priority is bringing back integrity to Washington, working for the betterment of all Alabamians without regard to partisan politics.

In my opinion, Doug Jones seems like a decent guy. I hope we haven’t reached the point where it doesn’t matter what kind of person you are, only which party you choose to represent. We will get some glimpse into that on December 12th.

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