The evening of Feb. 9, I was appalled and mortified by the results of the New Hampshire primary. To realize that what would appear to be a state with a reasonable electorate and to have those voters select an avowed socialist and a bellicose, self-disgraceful billionaire is impossible for me to understand. I would never have contemplated that the voters of New Hampshire could be so contemptuous of what is needed and necessary for the United States. To have supported such extreme radicals indicates a complete lack of concern for a solid future for this republic.
In my state of depression I then suddenly came to realize that our president has less than a year remaining in office. That fact just added to my chagrin and consternation. I will sorely miss his steady hand, his smiling face, and always knowing that he was doing everything possible for the American people. I have admired his calmness in many trying and difficult circumstances, his great family values and the way his two girls are advancing toward a mature adulthood. To me he has embodied all that is superior in America and whoever is his replacement they will have an awfully big void to fill, but I certainly hope and trust that it is not one of the successful candidates from the New Hampshire primary.
Lee Pitzer, O’Fallon