We now have several announced candidates running to replace Mr. Trump as President.
I don’t personally care whether he is replaced by a man or a woman, a young person or an old one of whatever race, religion, political party or sexual orientation. What I want is someone who puts our country and its people first, above ego, personal loyalty and the amassing of more personal wealth. I want a professional and experienced (gawds, how this hurts to say) politician who knows the legislative process and can deal in compromise without personal recriminations.
We need to get things working again.
This is not the time for a starry-eyed idealist, celebrity, reality TV personality or ideologue who sets off the ire of a third of our citizens simply by existing.
It is not the time for a reactionary trying to return us to the twentieth (or nineteenth or eighteenth) century.
Let us remember that we are all in this together; that our problems are solvable and that our generation can fix them.
History is not dead. It has shown us that there are other ways of solving our problems. If we work together, we can solve them without people resorting to the methods employed by colonials of the 1770s, the French of the 1780s and 1790s or by the Romans of the first and second centuries before Christ.