Editor: While many people choose a presidential candidate based on whether the candidate is Republican or Democrat, I choose by comparing the attributes of each candidate with the attributes of previous US presidents.
Here are the comparisons I made this year to make my choice:
Just like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump is a strong and charismatic leader who will be a great cheerleader for America.
Just like Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush, Trump has demonstrated great respect for the women and men who currently serve, and the veterans who have served, in our Armed Forces.
Just like Calvin Coolidge, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, Trump is a man of great integrity.
Just like Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Ronald Reagan, Trump is a quick study.
Just like Harry “Give ‘em Hell” Truman, Trump has the guts to stand up against dishonorable journalists and against the establishment snobs in both political parties in both houses of Congress.
Unlike Warren Harding, who failed as a businessman, Trump succeeded hugely.
Unlike John Adams, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton herself, Trump is—perhaps to the great benefit of our country—not a lawyer.
Just like Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama did while serving as president, Hillary Clinton botched our country’s foreign policy while she served as our Secretary of State.
Just like her husband Bill Clinton and her former boss Barack Obama, Hillary has been exposed (in her case by the FBI) as someone who has a lot of trouble telling the truth.
And that’s why I’m voting for Donald Trump.
Mike Panchura, Sterling