OUR POLITICAL culture has descended darkly and been tarnished badly by this presidential election.
I attribute much of this to the Republican candidate for President, although both sides are to blame for failing to present a positive vision for this country. From the beginning of this campaign, Donald Trump has conjured up enemies. First it was 11 million undocumented workers in our midst. Then he turned on any trading partner of the United States. His list of enemies includes anyone who doesn’t look like or talk like him.
Nor does Hillary Clinton present an opportunity for preserving Constitutional government by limiting its involvement in the economy, in our personal lives, and keeping our military out of countries where our involvement does more harm than good.
As the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, the state next door, I can testify firmly that neither Trump nor Clinton would help our nation progress in the direction that it needs to go.
During this election, I have had the privilege and honor to team up with another former Republican governor, Gary Johnson of New Mexico, and serve as his running mate in the quest for the White House.