Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Susan Collins

Bad day for Donald Trump yesterday. A letter signed by 50 Republican National Defense bigwigs was published, saying in very strong terms that Trump was not qualified to be president.

Then last night, Republican Senator Susan Collins from Maine, who isn't even running for office this year, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post saying she wouldn't be voting for Trump. Here's the final paragraph...

I am also deeply concerned that Mr. Trump’s lack of self-restraint and his barrage of ill-informed comments would make an already perilous world even more so. It is reckless for a presidential candidate to publicly raise doubts about honoring treaty commitments with our allies. Mr. Trump’s tendency to lash out when challenged further escalates the possibility of disputes spinning dangerously out of control.

I've said it before, but I'll say it again. You may think both candidates are terrible choices this year, but it's really not a tough decision at all to pick which one is worse.