Letters to the editor for Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The GOP then and now
Ross Perot in 1992 was the last non-political candidate who had tremendous support from the American voters to become the president of the Untied States. He, too, was a self-made billionaire who warned us of the NAFTA deal and our never-before $4 trillion debt. His message was that if the NAFTA deal went through, it would weaken America.
He ran as an Independent against Bush, who was seeking his second term, and an unknown governor from Arkansas, Bill Clinton. Mr. Perot, a soft spoken diminutive man in stature only, was ridiculed by the press and glib politicians’ rhetoric.
Today we are facing the same dilemma. A whopping $19 trillion debt and a trade agreement not even Congress has had full disclosure of.
This time, however, the people’s choice is an outspoken Republican with the same message. You may not like Trump, but does the GOP have the right to tell us who to vote for? I think not. The last two elections they gave us two losers. In 1992, the GOP handed the presidency to Bill Clinton and it is about to repeat the same blunder with yet another Clinton. We the people have the final say. Vote for your candidate, not for who the establishment tells you.