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Jesse Jackson and No. 2 Spot

June 29, 1988

Another op-ed article was published recently charging Democrats who do not favor the Rev. Jesse Jackson for vice president with racism. How about printing one charging the Republicans who do not favor the Rev. Pat Robertson for vice president with some form of anti-religious bias?

Both of these candidates have much in common; each is a Christian minister, neither has ever held an elected position on any level, each represents a wing of their party characterized by many as extremist, and each (as is true with most successful ministers) exhibits an emotional, crowd-pleasing oratorical style.

Neither Jackson nor Robertson could possibly be considered by their parties as serious vice-presidential candidates, whether they are black, white, red, yellow or purple.

GUY H. RANER

Chatsworth

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