As a lifelong Republican, I am disappointed to see some of my party’s candidates for office. Rather than providing vision and leadership, we have been stuck with negativity and attack artists starting at the top with Donald Trump.
Worse, it appears he has now influenced local candidates like Bruce Dammeier, who I use to respect before he relentlessly attacked fellow Republican Dan Roach. It seems Bruce, like Donald, forgot Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment: “Thou shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican.”
Dammeier seems to have pulled a page from the Trump playbook, which calls for mischaracterizing and attacking your opponents without addressing real issues.
I can’t vote for Trump or Dammeier because I know the Republican Party is better than this and I will wait for those candidates to appear next time. I will not compromise my values even if some of our party’s candidates do.