Samara O'Shea

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98 Days

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

There are 98 days until the election. In 2016, I voted but I did not make phone calls, canvass or volunteer in any way. That is a mistake I will not make again. Here’s hoping optimism, unity and leadership (at least an attempt!) return to the White House. An excerpt from an article by Peter Wehner for The Atlantic:

“There were certainly ugly elements on the American right during the Reagan presidency, and Reagan himself was not without flaws. But as president, he set the tone, and the tone was optimism, courtliness and elegance, joie de vivre.

He has since been replaced by the crudest and cruelest man ever to be president. But not just that. One senses in Donald Trump no joy, no delight, no laughter. All the emotions that drive him are negative. There is something repugnant about Trump, yes, but there is also something quite sad about the man. He is a damaged soul.

In another time, in a different circumstance, there would perhaps be room to pity such a person. But for now, it is best for the pity to wait. There are other things to which to attend. The American public faces one great and morally urgent task above all others between now and November: to do everything in its power to remove from the presidency a self-pitying man who is shattering the nation and doesn’t even care.”