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A NC conservative says he’s supporting Joe Biden because he has to put country before party.

As crazy as it seems, amongst all of the things that President Trump has done, or hasn’t done, in his time in office, his major accomplishment may end up being that he brought all Americans together, regardless of their political ideologies, for a common goal — getting him out of the White House!

I am not a political activist; simply a retired grandfather of six, who wants to leave this country a better place for his grandchildren. I am a registered independent, but lean fiscally and socially conservative. 

I have voted in twelve presidential elections.  The last time I voted for a Democrat for president was in 1976, for Jimmy Carter.  

I live in the swing state of North Carolina.  I voted for Donald Trump in 2016; I’m voting for Joe Biden in 2020.  

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I have supported some of the policies of the Trump administration, and there are certainly proposed policies of a potential Biden administration that I would not support.  

But, at the end of the day, I cannot and will not vote again for Trump.  

For me, it will be country before party, and I know that I am not alone in that regard. Simply check out the Lincoln Project, Republican Voters Against Trump, Republicans for Biden, or any other similar groups. 

We are not “Never Trumpers” as the Trumpistas would like to call us, because we did vote for him once.  But we have changed our minds! 

There are tens of thousands like me, and maybe even millions. Are we excited for Joe Biden?  Not necessarily, but we are very enthusiastically voting against Donald Trump. 

‘How can I tell my grandchildren that the president of our great country has essentially taken a leave of absence during this critical time in our history and that he has chosen a path that does not reflect dignity, decency and honor for all Americans?’

Yes, you can blame us for having elected him in 2016, but we all need to move on and focus on 2020.  There will be plenty of time after November 3 to debate and discuss, in a rational manner, our differences of opinion.

Donald Trump didn’t become “presidential” after his election, as he promised. He is a sociopath, a narcissist, a pathological liar, a misogynist and a bully.  Many believe that he is a racist.  

I cannot explain to my grandchildren that these behaviors are acceptable for any person, let alone the president of the United States.

And, if these behaviors aren’t bad enough, he has shown absolutely zero leadership during the two most important crises our country has faced in decades — COVID-19 and the ongoing increased racial tensions.  

How can I tell my grandchildren that the president of our great country has essentially taken a leave of absence during this critical time in our history and that he has chosen a path that does not reflect dignity, decency and honor for all Americans?

Liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, regardless of our political and policy views, let’s put our differences aside and work together on one common goal — removing Donald Trump from the White House and electing Joe Biden, a man who will restore dignity, honor and decency to the office of President of the United States. 

Our lives depend on it, but even more importantly, we can make this country a better place for our children and grandchildren!