Dear President Trump,
As a Republican from Pennsylvania, I made a choice in the 2016 election to vote for all of the state and congressional races, but opted not to vote for either presidential candidate. I’m now rethinking that non-vote, and would like to pass along some thoughts on how to convince me to vote again in a presidential election ... for any candidate.
First, remember that the “office” of president is something we are allowing you to occupy, not to abuse, to use for your own self interests, or as a place from which to fritter (or Twitter) away the time.
Second, the occupant of the “office” typically has understood that certain words, expressions and actions should either not be utilized, or if so, with extreme caution.
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Third, please think of your own children and grandchildren, and how what you do and say will affect them immediately and in the future. My grandchildren are already wondering what to think of your actions.
Please give us all some reasons to want to get involved in discussions and actions other than rehashing too many of the recent events that the media tends to over-analyze.
Whether we help Republicans or Democrats in the next election cycle is not important. What is important is that we do so with positive thoughts in mind, not seeking the lesser of two evils.
Although it sounds like a double negative rather than a positive, I hope I don’t not have to vote for president again.
Hilton Head Island
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