The #NeverTrump crowd has been quiet lately, but then we’ve been consumed with news about Hillary’s apparent collapse from “pneumonia,” the corruption of her Foundation, the lies about emails, her husband’s continuing philandering and the sketchy Islamic background of her closest advisor, Huma Abedin.
You’d think all of that might discourage folks from considering a vote for Hillary Clinton. Sadly you’d be wrong. The GOP establishment is sticking to its guns, sticking to its clubby traditions and ultimately, sticking it to us, the lowly American citizens.
It pains me to say this, because I have respect for the Bush family and the respect it gave to the office of president, but here we go…
As POLITICO reports, Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party’s presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys.
Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the GOP nominee. But his preference for the wife of his own successor, President Bill Clinton, nonetheless became known to a wider audience thanks to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy.
On Monday, Townsend posted a picture on her Facebook page shaking hands next to the former president and this caption: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”
In a telephone interview, Townsend said she met with the former president in Maine earlier (Monday), where she said he made his preference known that he was voting for a Democrat. “That’s what he said,” she told POLITICO.
One Bush official who has taken Trump’s side is former Vice President Dan Quayle, who told POLITICO in an interview this summer he was still holding out hope both Bushes would back Trump. “Clearly in their heart of hearts I should hope they would want a Republican president, but they can speak for themselves,” Quayle said in an interview in July.
You can’t blame President Bush’s age for his decision. My father is 90, and he’s most definitely voting Trump.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]