Campaign bickering is old |

Campaign bickering is old

Dear Editor:

Aspen, it’s a town with 2,500 voters and 100,000 opinions. Aspen politics is a “full contact sport.” The perceived influence of my website,, has brought me into the fray.

I am both astounded and repulsed by the negativity that is persuasive in the mayoral campaign. The constant bickering between candidates is unprofessional and unproductive and just plain boring. “Can’t we all just get along?” Aspen is a paradise ” why all the antagonism, animosity and personal attacks?

I realize that politics is serious biz, but Aspen’s been beefing about the same issues for more than 30 years. The 2,500 people who actually vote in Aspen must take charge this time. As a community, we need to choose a city government that works together, as a unit. We need to elect a team that functions smoothly. Our politicians must be able to make well-informed and intelligent decisions that are in the best interest of Aspen, not private interests. We deserve a slate that will strive to build consensus and eliminate all the white noise and petty B.S. that is so prevalent currently.

Please choose wisely. The soul of Aspen depends on it.

Andrew M. Israel

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