The writer is president and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Account of the race ignores voice of left
The article "For Democrats, tale of 2 races" (Dec. 23) purported to tell the story of the contrast between the high-profile and low-profile presidential candidacies.
The article named Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards as the former kind of candidates and Sen Christopher J. Dodd, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as the latter.
Readers might be led to infer - wrongly - that no one else is in the competition.
For example, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich is running, and in Iowa polls, he is in a statistical tie with Mr. Dodd.
So why was there no mention in the article of his campaign?
Could it have anything to do with his boldly progressive agenda, which includes ejecting corporations from the tottering edifice of the U.S. health care system, ditching NAFTA and the World Trade Organization, and so on?
Unfortunately, the powers-that-be have chosen to establish boundaries for respectable opinion. Worse still, they do so prejudicially, excluding only the political left.
Kindly take your thumb off the scale.
Do Sun writers have a problem spelling "Kucinich"? Or is it that Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich's message is unpalatable to the newspaper's owners?
While admittedly he ranks in the second tier of Democratic candidates, according to certain national polls, he ranks near the top in all the polls of progressive voters. Is there a valid reason why he was not even mentioned in "For Democrats, tale of 2 races"?
Please don't use control of the presses to limit our choices.