Letters for Oct. 11, 2016

• Gear up to battle Clinton in 2020 • Debate should focus on the issues

Gear up to battle Clinton in 2020

I believe I understand James Rosen’s (TGI, Oct. 9) disappointment with President Obama. I also hoped Obama would live up to the expectations for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. While “Obamacare” has provided health care for millions of Americans, it is flawed because it allows insurance companies premiums well in excess of the service they provide. Also those who knowingly caused the 2008 economic melt down still practice fiscal malfeasance, and have not been brought to justice. The Wells-Fargo imbroglio is the latest fraud to be revealed.

Yet, these failures are hardly Obama’s fault alone. He has been hamstrung by the Republican opposition. A Republican opposition, in the person of Donald Trump, that Mr. Rosen is encouraging us to now elect to the presidency.

I do not understand Mr. Rosen’s infatuation with a man who is a serial liar; brags about wealth he does not have; has paid no income tax for 20 years; is a racist; and hates women. Mr. Rosen is blinded by his disappointment in Obama and lack of faith in Hillary Clinton — definitely the “lessor of two evils.”

To register their frustration, some will vote for Trump (suicide) or Johnson (Koch Brothers) or Stein (no organization).

We live in Hawaii. Our state’s four electoral votes are going to Clinton no matter what.

If you really want to register your anger, it may be better to leave your presidential ballot blank and choose now to support someone, with cash, to primary Clinton in 2020.

John Zwiebel, Kalaheo

Debate should focus on the issues

For the third Presidential Debate, would it be possible to have a rule that each candidate’s answers must include only their own policies, experience, and personal character, and not address (aka attack) the other’s policies, experience, and character?

The group of people with whom I watched the second debate agree: Instead of focusing on who won the second debate, we are saddened by who lost: our country.

Marian Head, Kapaa


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