A tip of the hat is well-deserved by Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Randy Brock, who has penned an op-ed distancing himself from Donald Trump.
While there is no doubt Mr. Brock wrote it with every confidence that it is what Vermonters want to hear, I commend him nonetheless for attempting to reclaim the party’s more noble heritage from the extremism of it’s current iteration.
The piece appeared in tonight’s St. Albans Messenger and will undoubtedly be carried by other Vermont papers over the coming days. It begins by citing some key Republican figures in American history who took principled stands against members of their own party, and concludes with the following statement:
“National leadership demands competence, character and temperament. There is no place for racism, sexism, religious intolerance, xenophobia and economic incoherence. Our country desperately needs a new leader grounded in reality, not in reality TV.”
Mr. Brock and I may strongly disagree on a great many points of policy, but on this we are in complete agreement.
Well said, Sir.