Start with acknowledging that Trump has done some positive things. Take COVID-19 as an example and how travel between China and other hot spots was prohibited. However, there were hundreds of possible actions. Assume Trump had twenty positive COVID-19 actions, he also had at least 20 negative COVID-19 actions and maybe another 60 things that should have been done. So that is 20 good and 80 misses, which is much worse than a F- and explains why with 4% of global population we have around 23% of global cases and 21% of deaths globally.
During the RNC, people cloaked in Trumpism may have believed those who said Trump had fame and money and was only serving as President for love of country. Unfortunately, for a monstrous narcissist with a colossal ego, the Presidency had to be the next meal, and dessert is establishing a family dynasty.
At the Manchester, NH Trump rally, I was watching bus after chartered bus unload people sans masks, wondering where they were coming from. I can't fathom from where in very small New Hampshire a resident would bother to take a chartered bus for around an hour ride? Polarized identification drives people to bus into New Hampshire on a summer Friday evening.
For love of country, in respect of veterans, for the chance to heal and work jointly to solve our very big problems, get out there and end Trumpism. Let people know they don't have to vote Democratic, just no voting for Trump. Also, refrain from voting for all those who endorse Trump, since we desperately need political leaders and problem solvers, not followers.
Steven Borne is a citizen activist in New Hampshire and author of the book Consuming Government: Flywheels, Ideas and Individual Actions to Better Manage the Government Services You Buy
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