Last summer, when Donald Trump announced his candidacy, I was amused and a bit entertained. The thought of a wealthy, but frequently failed and bankrupt developer, on his third marriage, running for president, offered some diversion in the initial stages of the campaign. I, like all others, was certain the Trump endeavor would be short lived.
I totally did not expect that a substantial portion of the Republican Party would be completely oblivious to what was best for their country and their future. By exercising this callous disregard of the dangers that such an ill-prepared buffoon presented to the security of the nation then these Republican primary voters, and the thousands of other converts, who fell for promises that cannot be kept, have presented our nation with the worst candidate in its history.
I know of no other so unqualified a candidate of a major party than perhaps Wendell Wilkie in 1940. It is no longer amusing. It is now a life and death matter that every American must recognize. For Trump to be commander of all our military forces is to me scary beyond belief. The only choice is to “vote” for a far from perfect alternative but one who has a great deal of experience and is highly qualified for the awesome responsibilities of the office. However, she has character flaws but they must be forgiven and overlooked as they pale to insignificance in comparison to the ignorant statements, lies, and totally irresponsible promises of Mr. Trump.
Lee Pitzer, O’Fallon