John McCain chose Durango for a presidential campaign rally Oct. 24, 2008, an event not experienced by this community since 1960.
The Herald, in that day's edition, contributed a free ad to the supporters of Barack Obama as it's lead, front page story.
Instructions for a planned demonstration including where to meet, how to dress and what to bring were outlined.
Today - a.k.a. Tax Day to the 60 percent or so who pay federal income taxes - the Herald will have an opportunity to achieve fairness.
A demonstration by a "grass roots" group of individuals, which is sponsored by neither party, is planned to call attention to the erosion of individual freedom, the lunatic spending and the nationalization of private businesses that have characterized the first two and one half months of the statist Obama administration.
The rally will begin in Rotary Park at noon and proceed with a walk to the courthouse, signs in hand.
Flashlights will be unnecessary (in reference to one of the instructions to Democrat protesters back in October's article.) I fully expect a lead, front page story in the Herald that contains instructions for those who would participate in this rally for freedom.
What a wonderful opportunity you at the Herald have to correct a previous injustice of your making.
May I suggest that you at the Herald view this as a curiosity - an exercise in balanced reporting.
Mark Mahlum, Bayfield