Letters to the Editor

Democrats must work together to keep Donald Trump out of office

“I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States,” Bernie Sanders said of Hillary Clinton at a rally in Portsmouth, N.H.
“I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States,” Bernie Sanders said of Hillary Clinton at a rally in Portsmouth, N.H. The Washington Post

Reading the daily news (even in happy town San Luis Obispo) is distressing these days, and one wonders when some seriously tragic countywide event (other than chopped-down oaks) will befall us.

Both conventions were far from civil, revealing the ugly undersides of politicking and candidate vetting in general.

Local delegate Heidi Harmon’s comments and continued support for Bernie Sanders (“At convention, SLO delegate still fighting for Bernie Sanders’ cause,” July 25) is fine from an idealistic point of view.

Hillary Clinton is no saint, but most can construe from a recent “60 Minutes” interview that she is sincere in her beliefs — even if somewhat flawed in character (like some of us).

Sanders himself has thrown his lot in with Clinton and that should settle it.

I didn’t know both Santa Barbara and SLO County had voted for Sanders over Clinton. But please, people, let’s do the right thing and go to the polls to stop Donald Trump.

I doubt Trump can win the electoral votes needed, which decides the election historically. But the longer he has his vitriolic bully pulpit, he will stir up angst (and anger) about immigrants who have entered the country illegally, border walls, banning Muslims and killing international trade.

We can do without such demagoguery.

William Seavey, Cambria

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