In an admirably forthright, clear-eyed statement, Republican Geoff Duncan, former lieutenant governor of Georgia, recently declared, “This November, I am voting for a decent person I disagree with on policy over a criminal defendant without a moral compass.”

And Tony Schwartz, who ghostwrote “Trump: The Art of the Deal” (1987), also considers him beneath the presidency, telling Joy Reid of MSNBC recently that Trump running for president “shouldn’t be a possibility, based simply on character.”

He insists that if Trump’s reelected, he’s emigrating, convinced Trump will “go after his enemies,” i.e., politicians, people in the media, etc., and Schwartz himself. “I really, genuinely believe that I, like so many people, are in danger — physically.”

Nonetheless, things are looking up.  On YouTube, I see videos posted daily of Republicans disavowing him. As for Democrats, I’ve yet to hear of any switching to the ranks of that avenging ogre.

William LaRochelle, Lewiston

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