My Turn, Your Turn: Your thoughts on the State of the Union

By Gary McNair - bio|email

My commentary on the State of the Union Address and the recent high court decision on corporate campaign spending created a lot of feedback - mostly from people who support the president.

One of the best arguments against this ruling came from J.G.M.:

This gives CORPORATIONS which are not individuals the right to contribute to campaigns. I would urge you and everyone to seriously consider the implications of this decision.

Johnnie thinks I just don't get it:

You are definitely missing something.  President Obama raised his money within the limits of McCain-Feingold.  Those limitations are now gone which means that any corporation can target any politician who does not agree with it and pump money into the opposition campaign.

Ron pointed out that the President's money raising was okay because:

His campaign funds were overwhelmingly from individual contributions.

And Fran wrote:

I question your objectivity since a significant portion of campaign money is spent on network and local media ads, so your bread is somewhat buttered on this issue.

One of the few who actually agreed with me sent this:

I agree with most of what you said.  However, you got one important point dead wrong, it is Mike Krzyzewski who works the Refs, my friend, not Roy Williams.

I think I'll let the basketball fans debate that point.

That's your turn on this issue.  To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at

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