A Jerry Brown supporter

Thanks for your page devoted to Jerry Brown's and Paul Tsongas's platforms, "Brown Refuses to Endorse Clinton," and "Tsongas Vows Plan to Cut Budget Deficit," July 14. I want to respond to former party chairman John White's statement, "It surprised me that Jerry Brown went anywhere in this election."

I voted for Jerry Brown, and it was not one of these "none of the above" votes. I think the press did a lot of damage to Jerry's cause by their constant snickering and their almost total "Brown-out" of his speeches in California. The ideas which attracted me to Jerry Brown were not an absence of specifics. Far from it.

Jerry Brown was a breath of fresh air to those who went to school after World War II and were told that "planned obsolescence" was the way to industrial progress. Marion Pike, Baltimore

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