I read with interest a letter to the editor of Oct. 20. In it, the letter writer decries the recent videotaping of Congressman Bill Johnson's remarks at the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce's Candidate Forum already being videotaped. Having seen some of the footage now I understand the letter writer's concerns.
In the videotape, Johnson takes a clear stand against the salvation of the auto industry in the state of Ohio. Allow me to quote Johnson, "I'm frequently asked, 'would you have supported the auto bailout.' The answer is unequivocally no."
In short, Johnson shows again that his true support is not for the citizens of Ohio and the 6th District but rather for those in power and their extremist positions.
Of course, the letter writer opposes the videotaping of his candidates revealing their true nature. It's to his candidates detriment to have their true natures revealed. If the letter writer feels that Johnson's true nature works against his re-election chances then perhaps that's a true reason for all to not vote for him but for his opponent, Charlie Wilson, instead.
No candidate should fear having their remarks made public. Whether it's Romney and '47 percent' or Johnson and his willingness to sacrifice the families of hard-working Ohioans, it's in everyone's best interest to have their actual feelings known and not just want their consultants and handlers want seen.
Moncks Corner, S.C.