Letter: What is with McFeely's obsession with Gov. Burgum?

John Holland of Fargo responds to a recent piece from columnist Mike McFeely about North Dakota Gov. Burgum's possible bid for the presidency.

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While Mike McFeely ruminates about North Dakotans and Gov. Burgum in his latest attempt at interesting journalism, he writes " Go for it, Doug, because... " Is it soon time for The Forum to encourage Mike to search for other national or state topics to write about?

Here are a few suggestions: How about the logic for supporting President Biden for another term despite being 86 years old when he leaves office if re-elected? Economy, border crisis, Russia, China threats - who best to lead us? Biden over Burgum? Seriously, Mike?

On a state level, suggested topics could include the impact of vacant downtown buildings or level of carjackings in Minneapolis - the economic engine of Minnesota?

'Like Donald Trump, he tries to project an image that suggests every business he's touched is wildly successful. ... The reality is much less rosy,' writes newspaper.

Mike, just as North Dakotans have moved on from your obsessiveness whether elementary or junior high kids should have to wait until the age of 18 to make permanent sex-change decisions, most have moved past seriously trying to envision an 86 year old leaving office after eight years. As a nation, this is a serious issue today for our president who sadly and visibly has a hard time finding the exit stage here sign.

As far as "Go for it, Doug," I couldn't agree more with McFeely. Could we be so fortunate that Burgum chooses to run for president and bring his intelligence, integrity, common sense, leadership and track record to our nation's capital? Alongside the other candidates in either party today, Burgum would be a much welcomed breath of fresh air and great choice for all of us.


John Holland lives in Fargo.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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