Letters to the Editor

This is Viewpoints for Monday, June 1, 2015

‘Shout out’

I live off Gunn Road in Warner Robins where heavy road construction has been going on for what seems like ages. I would like to give a shout out to the road crews for the excellent work they have done working in what seems to me like a very tight place. Please know you are appreciated and are doing a fine job taking care of much-needed changes.

­-- Jane Winston


Can Sanders beat Hillary?

Can Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Primary? This question seems to be a definitive “no.” He’s not a real challenge to Clinton. And where Clinton has raised millions of dollars for her campaign, Sanders doesn’t know any millionaires or billionaires and refuses to take money from a SuperPAC. However, Sanders has a lot going for him. He has a huge fan base. He’s running on a platform that will be exciting for people if he can get his voice heard.

He wants a $15 minimum wage, a single payer health-care system, tuition free college. He is a populist representing the 99 percent. He represents working families. “It’s time to make our government work for all of us, and not just the 1 percent,” he says. People are sick and tired of the same old thing in Washington and a movement is brewing. It just needs the right spark. I think Sanders can be just that spark. People want someone who will actually work for them.

So can Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Primary? Don’t count him out. If the people will get out and vote, he can win the majority. There’s a revolution brewing. Can you feel it?

-- Rodney A. Cooper