Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Bob Franken
Syndicated Columnist 

The Nation's Road Ruts


October 18, 2018

"Country roads, take me home,

To the place I belong,

West Virginia, mountain mama,

Take me home, country roads."

If John Denver were to write that song these days, its lyrics might become "Trump country roads." After all, Donald Trump won West Virginia by a margin of more than 42 percentage points over Hillary Clinton.

And West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin's "mountain mama" didn't raise no fool. Sen. Manchin is fighting for his political life, doing whatever he can to make sure the state's voters don't take him home from Washington, D.C., and replace him with a member of Trump's party....

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