Another one bites the dust.
Another lifelong Republican is dumping Trump, and is voting for Hillary Clinton. And not just voting for Clinton, but actively endorsing her.
In an op-ed in the Washington Post, former General Motors chairman and chief executive Daniel Akerson said he wouldn’t be voting for the Republican nominee. In the op-ed, which was titled, “I’ve always voted Republican. Until now”, Akerson said, “The compelling rationale behind this decision: leadership. A good leader must demonstrate such qualities as competence, integrity, empathy, character and temperament. Hillary Clinton has these essential qualities. Donald Trump does not.”
Akerson said that Trump doesn’t have the “competence” to be commander in chief. Akerson said, “His knowledge of economic policy and foreign affairs is rudimentary, at best; his views are misguided. His threat to impose prohibitive tariffs on trade would repeat mistakes that contributed to the Great Depression. His words and actions have rattled our European and Asian allies at a time when Russia and China are resurgent. He has demonstrated neither the capacity nor the inclination to learn from experts in global economics.”
Akerson went on to criticize Trump for failing to do what he did as the leader of GM, namely spending “countless hours analyzing global trends, listening to experts, learning from others and making informed, reasoned decisions.”
“While running a successful hotel business is honorable and hard work, there is no comparison to running a sophisticated global operation such as the U.S. government,” he wrote. “Trump is simply not up to a job of this complexity.”
It is so telling that SO MANY lifelong republicans are refusing to vote for Trump. I hope other republicans are listening.