Letters to the Editor

Pick a candidate

Re the May 8 story, Jeb Bush says he won’t vote for Trump or Clinton: I think this is cowardly and a terrible example to set, especially from someone who hoped to be a presidential candidate.

The right to vote is both a privilege and a responsibility. Even if you don’t like the choices, it is your opportunity to have a say in your government. Abdicating that responsibility leaves you no right to complain about the results.

By publicizing that he will not vote, Bush could influence others to follow that path. For a presidential candidate to not vote for president certainly speaks to his suitability, or lack thereof, for the presidency.

Someone is going to be president. There is a lot at stake — Supreme Court justices, foreign policy, Wall Street finances, immigration, to name just a few. If you can’t pick a favorite, you should at least pick a least-undesirable candidate. Come on, Jeb, step up! You don’t have to publicize your decision, but you should at least make one.

Brenna Fredrick,

Cooper City

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