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TRUMP: Getting to soul of the matter

| April 19, 2024 1:00 AM

Sandy Patano, in her recent column “Saving Republican Soul,” tells us that “we will obviously support the Republican nominee” because “to be a true Republican…is based on allegiance to a specific individual…or a steadfast commitment to…shared conservative principles.” 

Well, it is too bad this means that voting for conservative principles must force you to vote for a specific individual who is such a poor representative of a Republican statesman, the kind that the Party has always striven to put into office. I think that “doing our duty” in this case is nothing but catastrophe.  

Donald Trump was a poor president and would make a far worse president if elected again. Countless political and sociological scholars have shown us that. We all need to read the January issue of The Atlantic to get the truth clearly outlined by 24 top-notch thinkers.  

I think voting for Trump is damaging the Republican soul, not saving it.

RON BOOTHE

Kingston