What a waste of space (Hammer, “Time Running Out for McCain,” Oct. 8-15)! NUVO would be better off allocating Hammer’s space to advertising for the next four weeks. His McCain bashing is about as useful as the proverbial “tits on a bull.” Does he really think he’s going to change the minds of any readers of NUVO? He’s either naïve or trying to build his portfolio for a job with Current in Carmel. He’d gain more readership if he burned calories keyboarding columns of local controversy, like whether or not Broad Ripple’s Guilford Avenue should be leveled to make way for low income housing, or taking a stand on duck hunting on the canal. Whose vote is he trying to sway — some Independent homeless sole on Alabama Avenue who reads NUVO because it’s free? Hammer’s got to find other stuff to write about other than political poop.
David W. Smith