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Republicans should not follow Matthew Hoy’s approach to voting

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters during a campaign town hall in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters during a campaign town hall in Daytona Beach, Fla. Associated Press

The Viewpoint by Matthew Hoy (“The Republican Party 1854-2016 R.I.P.” July 23) shows that he is infected with the same weakness as many right-wing Republicans, including his hero Ted Cruz.

Right-wingers often get so bogged down with their moral issues that they park their brain on the shelf.

Mr. Hoy has obviously taken a look at Donald Trump and decided that he does not pass his moral litmus test. He looks at the candidate and decides he does not like him. His approach to an election is completely backward.

An intelligent voter should use the process implemented in hospitals during medical emergencies called triage.

You decide which are the most critical issues facing the next president. I would suggest that the big issues include: national security, the economy and choices for the Supreme Court.

Once you narrow it down to the critical issues, it is easy to pick who would be the best person for president.

Mr. Hoy’s approach of voting for no one — and hiding behind his conscience — is a total cop-out.

Mr. Hoy has failed as a conservative voice of our community.

Melvin de la Motte, San Luis Obispo

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