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You did the right thing ..

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Submitted by Anne Julienne (United States), Nov 13, 2016 at 00:50

You did the right thing and you should never be ashamed of that.

Johnson was caught out by a word coming at him with no context, just out of the blue, a word that sounded like some kind of acronym. In other interviews it has been clear that he did know a good deal about the current crisis in Syria. His gaffe did not display ignorance, only a normal pattern of brain functioning. It could have happened to anyone.

You were quite right to ignore it and vote for him for the many other reasons out there, chief among them that he was a far better candidate than either Trump or Clinton.

There was a small chance, a non-negligible chance that he could have brought a divided nation back together again. Nobody hated him as much as they hated either Trump or Clinton.

Now we have riots and California's secession perhaps becoming a reality with the East coast states perhaps following (they could do it if they bundled together into a new union).

The symbolism of a Trump presidency is odious.

You should never feel ashamed if - for whatever reason - you were not one of those who voted for it.

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