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Letter to Editor

On the Candidates for President of the United States

To the Editor:

As the drama unfolds in this year’s U.S. Presidential elections, most of the concerns about the presumptive candidates for the White House position are the advanced ages of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. This issue is only a part of the problem, as they will both be in their 80s in their time of service, regardless of who is elected. Before they go shopping for a new walking cane, be it blue or red, it would be worthwhile to review not only their elderly condition, nevertheless, it exacerbates the case as to whoever attains the official rocking chair. Either one would become a Lame Duck President!

Specifically, if not regrettably, this would be most precarious for our nation. Why? It could diminish their ability, due to health implications, to respond to an international crisis. It could make it difficult for them to make their best decisions on foreign policy issues in this very dangerous world. Therefore, this ‘Election Alert’ calls for the voting public to be more concerned as to whom is designated for Vice President. The appealing historic rematch of these two candidates for U.S. President will also put critical spotlight on this unique election day on the question of whom are voters most likely to pick for VP.

In closing, I want to thank both candidates for their public service, especially for working beyond the call of duty.

Pres. Biden at least , also as former VP, has been at the White House for some 12 years. He is also a former U.S. Senator, who, as a 29-year-old, about 50 years ago, went to Washington. Lately, Trump has been overactive in his defense of his burdensome duties, by tying up our judicial system for the rest of his professional life.

Does it not stand to reason in a free nation, the U.S. with a population of over 350 million people, to address this dilemma and ask: besides these two candidates, are there no other reasonable alternatives or options?

Vassilis G. Tourikis

Anacortes WA

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