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There's usually a big difference between most Ds and most Rs

I wish I had a crisp new Hamilton for every time I've heard somebody say, "I don't vote because there's no difference between Republicans and Democrats." But in reality, there really are big differences between most Democrats and most Republicans. Take COVID, for example.

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I wish I had a crisp new Hamilton for every time I've heard somebody say, "I don't vote because there's no difference between Republicans and Democrats."

It can be difficult convincing such folks otherwise. But there are big differences between most Democrats and most Republicans on just about any issue.

Right now, no issue is bigger than the COVID-19 pandemic, which is surging anew. The deadliest pandemic in a century has already killed nearly 700,000 Americans, including close to 9,000 Kentuckians.

So let's compare two well-known Kentucky politicians, one Republican, the other a Democrat. Both fairly represent their party's response to COVID-19.

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Berry Craig

Berry Craig is a professor emeritus of history at West KY Community College, and an author of seven books and co-author of two more. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

Arlington, KY

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