Starting Monday…2011 candidate blog series
The primary reason we started the series was to allow candidates to inform our readers about their campaigns for office. The comment boxes were never intended to be places to wage ugly attacks against candidates, which is exactly what has happened to one degree or another in years past. We intended the series to be a safe forum where candidates could tell our readers about themselves without experiencing the wrath of their opponents’ more zealous supporters. We believe eliminating the comment boxes might increase the likelihood more candidates would participate, and that is actually the name of this of the particular game.