A South Marion Citizen editorial 01-07-2011

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Not Grayson

There was a news item circulating last week that threw a bit of fear into many folks, until they realized how far-fetched it seemed to be.

Former Congressman Alan Grayson, the Democrat from Orlando whose district included part of Marion County, was targeted by Republican strategists as one of the key people to get rid of.

It worked. He was dumped in favor of Republican Daniel Webster, one of the many elections that helped the GOP take control of the House.

But now, the story goes, Grayson is thinking about challenging President Obama for the Democratic nomination for president in 2012.

If the Democrats want to commit political suicide next year, that’s up to them. This would be a good way to do it.

As a country, we don’t need to hear Grayson for another campaign.

Hopefully, the Democrats in America will listen to the people of Florida Congressional District 8. They know this candidate, and they voted him out.

He shouldn’t get another chance to be on the ballot, especially on a national stage.