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What Do You Think?

October 17, 2009

Editor's note: The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments when voting. A sampling of edited reader comments will run on The Herald-Mail's Opinion page on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The question posted Wednesday on The Herald-Mail's Web site was: Should NFL owners vote to allow Rush Limbaugh to buy the St. Louis Rams? (It should be noted that after the question was posted, Limbaugh reportedly was dropped from the group looking to buy the team.)

o"I want to make sure I understand. Should all the rich liberals who hated George Bush not be allowed to buy a franchise either? Or is it just rich people who hate Obama who can't buy franchises? If Rush isn't allowed to, then all people who criticize the sitting president no matter what party should not be allowed to buy a sports franchise right?"

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o"Could we have one more choice? I could care less whether he does or doesn't buy them!"

o"Hopefully, the NFL owners will not vote Rush in as an owner. The man has one agenda and that is to put our president down every chance he can."

o"Why should a person's political agenda matter when looking to purchase something? This is a stupid question."

o"This isn't about his political views or free speech. It's about the NFL protecting their business. We all know he is a Republican, which is fine. It's that he has on numerous occasions made racist and polarizing comments and you just can't have a guy like that tied to your league."

o"It's a bad idea, Rush would be too much of a distraction and cause too much chaos apart from what happens on the field. Leave that to the players! He should be allowed to, but it's a bad idea."

o"If I watch football, it's for the game, not the owners. He earned the money and should be able to do with it as he pleases. How is it that Rush gets all this scrutiny for trying to buy a football team while countries like China are buying up the U.S. left, right and sideways?"

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