Brian Kotowski: Character, integrity matter |

Brian Kotowski: Character, integrity matter

Congratulations to Doug Jones, who defeated Roy Moore in the race to fill the Alabama Senate seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Democrats can be justifiably ecstatic at a victory won in such deeply red territory.

Donald Trump won Alabama last year by 28 points. Jeff Sessions had such an iron grip on the seat that he ran unopposed in 2014.

Mr. Jones is to be given credit for having run what by all accounts was a very smart campaign. But there may be another takeaway — conservative voters stayed home by the tens of thousands, or cast their votes for alternative candidates. The deep South said “No” to Moore’s malice and bigotry.

One can only hope that the GOP, Donald Trump (and his pet snake Steve Bannon) will cozy up to the notion that character and integrity matter.

Color me skeptical.

Brian Kotowski


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User