I despise both presumptive presidential candidates.
Why do I despise Donald Trump? Because he is an arrogant bully and a narcissist. He denigrates entire races and religions because of the negative actions of a few. His only God is money, which he worships religiously. I could never trust him to lead our nation.
Yet Hillary Clinton is just as bad. She is an amoral sociopath who threw relatively helpless women under the bus when their accusations threatened her own career aspirations. She is mean-spirited, vulgar and dishonest. Regardless of her supposed intelligence, she is a person without morals, without integrity.
I could never vote for either one as president.
So what do I do?
Don’t suggest that I vote for the lesser of two evils. That would still be voting for evil. Don’t suggest that I don’t vote. Voting is a sacred privilege.
Or I might write in a name. Someone I would trust to lead this wonderful nation with integrity.
The bottom line? Character matters more to me than policies or politics. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have none. Neither will ever get my vote.
Steve Sainsbury, San Luis Obispo