Re Leonard Pitts Jr.’s Nov. 16 column, GOP created its own crisis: To say that there is a crisis in the GOP ignores that the party has fielded more than a dozen highly qualified candidates for the presidency, including a number of minorities, many of who currently sit at the top of the polls.
He also ignores the fact that the GOP has significantly out-raised the Democratic Party with an average contribution of $70, while the Democrats are sitting on a massive debt. Pitts disregards the other dozen or so GOP candidates running for president, focusing instead on one, in an apparent attempt to hide the fact that the Democrats have stifled the competition of ideas and candidates within their party to ensure Hillary Clinton is their nominee.
The only two real democratic candidates include an avowed Socialist (what could be more un-American?) and a former official whose alleged malfeasance while in office is under investigation by the FBI. It’s the Democratic Party that has a crisis on its hands.
The real crisis in America isn’t the words of one candidate running for president, but the real danger of another terrorist attack on the homeland. We should all be focused on preventing that, not on personal attacks on presidential candidates.
Nelson Diaz, chairman, Republican Party of Miami-Dade County, Miami