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Reader comment on item: What's a Conservative to Do? Vote for Pence
in response to reader comment: Your reading of Obama

Submitted by Kepha Hor (United States), Nov 17, 2016 at 16:49

Like the poster named Joe, I made up my mind to hold my nose and vote for Trump. There are two reasons, one hopeful, the other pessimistic.

(1) As a businessman, Trump is probably a "quick study" who may well surprise us by first learning that the US government is not an extension of Trump, Inc.; and that one cannot treat the generals, bureaucrats, judges, and, most importantly, elected officials, as if they're merely "staff".

(2) Trump is more impeachable than Clinton. This is not to say that a President Hillary R. Clinton would deserve impeachment less. Her handling of classified material would have gotten any diplomatic, intelligence, or military underling jailed. Her trail of scandal is hideous. Leaving out my pro-life views, I also note her declaration that religious organization will have to change their views to accept the LGBTQ agenda was downright ominous. However, while many Republicans probably would agree to impeach and remove The Donald should he get out of line, no Democrats would so treat HRC, and few Republicans would have the courage to bring richly deserved charges to impeach the despicable HRC. Further, our media and cultural outlets would never allow the first female POTUS to "fail", even if it meant sacrificing the clear national interest and safety of the republic.

I'll add that I, too, generally like Mike Pence. That Dr. Pipes wrote well of him also helps him in my estimation.

Hence, along with others, I held my nose and voted for Trump. But, had I known how dismally Trump would do in my deep indigo home state, I would've written in for Darrel Castle.


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