It is with deep gratitude and respect for your 46 years of public service to the citizens of Indiana that we approach you with our request. Your distinguished political career began with the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners and followed with your two terms as Mayor of Indianapolis. Then in 1976 you began the first of six terms as United States Senator representing the great state of Indiana.
For your decades of dedicated public service and many accomplishments that accompany this admirable career, the people of Indiana are grateful and thank you for your services.
However, with the rise of the conservative conscious in America, the emergence of the modern day Tea Party, and your own more social-liberal perception on issues, we find ourselves at odds. As representatives of groups from Lake Michigan to the Ohio River, the Wabash Valley to the Whitewater River Valley and all points in between, we have decided to unite. We are male and female, old and young, rich and poor, with one common goal. We as Hoosier’s feel it is our duty to unite behind one candidate who represents our Hoosier values, instead of turning a blind eye to national influences and hopelessly voting to slow the progressive takeover of our great nation. Therefore we have decided to be proactive and reverse the progressive movement by steering Indiana back on the course of what our Founding Fathers envisioned by use of the election process.
So it is with great respect that we convey to you that we cannot and will not support you in the May 2012 primary election and ask you to gracefully consider retirement at the conclusion of your current term.