Letters to the Editor

Presidential race now a lost cause

Bernie Sanders sure looks like a solid vice presidential pick, according to a new Monmouth University poll.
Bernie Sanders sure looks like a solid vice presidential pick, according to a new Monmouth University poll. AP

I listened to Bernie Sanders’ concession speech with a heavy heart. While he did not come out and say that he had actually quit the fight for his agenda, his words said volumes.

He has essentially thrown his millions of followers “under the bus.” He asks that we get involved in the political process and make the changes he advocated. Well, Mr. Sanders, it’s not that easy.

I spent 20 years in city government in a small town in Connecticut where I had been elected to the position of alderman. I found out that you can slow the machine down but you can’t stop it.

Greed and money run our nation. Computerized voting machines have made it easy for anyone to buy, hack, or compromise our votes. The past caucuses and primaries give credence to that fact.

On election day in November, my wife and I will stay home as we cannot vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. I fear that when all of the dust clears in the political arena, Mr. Trump will have two words to say to “Crooked Hillary” (his words): “Your Fired!”

Jordan J. Pokrinchak

Ellenton

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