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Write in for Pence-- Not the right answer

Reader comment on item: What's a Conservative to Do? Vote for Pence

Submitted by Ed Yandek (United States), Oct 17, 2016 at 18:50

As much as I normally appreciate and support your analyses on issues, you are not correct on this one. As flawed as she is, Hillary Clinton will be a much better national security president, and one not prone to strange behavior or potentially sophomoric responses to global events.

A vote for Pence is a wasted vote. One may think they are salving their conscience by taking this step, but, really, it is simply a wasted vote and will not be tallied otherwise. Let's get behind the best (of two) candidates, and then work to make sure she is supportive of the right policies. Which, with the proper assistance, she will be.

No one can say Trump's behavior indicates he would be willing to learn even the basics of defense or foreign policy, or listen to sensible advice. And Pence, frankly, is a totally unknown quantity at this point. Like it or not, if you are concerned about global strategic implications, she is the best option.


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