To the Editor,
Last week I received two campaign pitches. The first was a mailer from our Congressman, Rodney Frelinghuysen. The second was a phone call from his opponent, Douglas Herbert.
The mailer looked very professional, saying that Rodney Frelinghuysen is fighting our President and our Speaker of the House. The Herbert phone call was earnest and told me that while in previous years the Morris County Democrats were unorganized, this year they were organized and prepared. I could not help but notice the obvious activity that must have been going on in their office based on the noise in the background.
The Democrats appear to always be busy, but the party that essentially dominates Morris County politics is never to be found. Where is Rodney? Why are the lights always off in his office and why is his campaign seemingly uninterested in his constituents?
Personally, I was pleased when the caller from Herbert's campaign asked what issues were most important to me. We proceeded to have a thoughtful conversation on how our country has devolved into partisan brinkmanship, and how amidst the bickering in Washington, Douglas Herbert is a sound and independent voice. I wish I could have an actual conversation with, at the very least, one of Rodney's campaign volunteers.
I am tired of 16 years of silence from Rodney Frelinghuysen. We must not confuse silence with "niceness." With that in mind, I will be voting for Douglas Herbert on November 2nd.
Mac Brennan, Morris Plains, NJ