Letter: Presidential election is about lesser of two evils


As an American citizen, it is both a privilege and a responsibility to participate in the democratic process by casting your vote for the next president of the United States. However, in recent years, many voters have found themselves faced with a difficult choice when it comes to selecting a candidate. With the upcoming election, the question remains: Who to vote for? Who is the lesser of two evils?

One of the key considerations when deciding between candidates is their age and experience. On one hand, we have Joe Biden, who is often criticized for being too old and out of touch with the needs of modern America. On the other hand, we have Donald Trump, whose unconventional presidency has been marked by controversy and divisiveness. Recent polls suggest that many voters are concerned about Biden’s age and mental sharpness, while others view Trump as a volatile, unpredictable and dangerous leader.

When it comes to the economy, the Democratic and Republican parties have vastly different approaches. The Democrats tend to advocate for increased government spending and social programs to stimulate economic growth, while the Republicans favor lower taxes and deregulation. Many voters feel frustrated by the lack of progress on key economic issues, such as rising healthcare costs and income inequality, regardless of which party is in power.

In today’s political climate, it seems that compromise and bipartisanship are becoming increasingly rare. Both parties are guilty of pushing extreme positions and demonizing their opponents, making it difficult for concerned citizens to find common ground. Issues such as gun control and immigration policy have become hot-button topics that divide rather than unite the American people.

As election day approaches, many voters find themselves grappling with a difficult decision: Do I vote for the candidate I believe in, even if they are not a perfect match for my values, or do I settle for the ‘lesser evil’ in order to prevent the other candidate from winning? This dilemma has become all too familiar in recent election cycles, leaving many feeling disillusioned with the state of American politics.

Despite the challenges and frustrations of the current political landscape, it is crucial for concerned citizens to remain engaged and informed. By educating ourselves on the issues, participating in civil discourse, and holding our elected officials accountable, we can help bridge the gap between the two parties and work towards a more united and equitable future for all Americans.

In conclusion, the question of “Who to vote for? Again, who is the lesser of two evils?” is a complex and deeply personal decision that each voter must grapple with. By considering the candidates’ policies, values and track records, as well as the larger political landscape, voters can make an informed choice that aligns with their beliefs and values. It is through active engagement and dialogue that we can begin to move past the polarization and divisiveness that have come to define American politics in recent years.

Bob Spitzer