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Letter to the Editor: Cruz or Trump?

April 29, 2016

Cruz or Trump?

The Republican primaries have dwindled down to just three candidates. But only two, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, have a legitimate shot at getting the nomination. Trump is the current front-runner and all signs point to him winning the nomination outright. But Cruz could always surge towards the end of the primary season and force a brokered convention.

So these are the choices for Republicans. A narcissistic, racist, misogynistic billionaire or a far-right religious zealot hated by mainstream Republicans. There can’t be an easy answer. I’m not a Republican so I don’t know exactly what it’s like to have to decide between these two. But it still matters to me because one of these awful men could very well be running this country.

So if I had to choose, I’d go Cruz. As terrible as Cruz is with his Obama bashing and homophobic sentiment, he flails in comparison to Trump. Trump is, frankly, a psychopath. He’s displayed the common traits of a mentally-ill man with his constant bragging and self-contradicting behavior. I certainly don’t want someone of the sort anywhere near the nuclear launch codes.

Cruz will be Cruz and Trump will inevitably be Trump. But the lesser of the two evils in my mind is Cruz and it’s not even close. Cruz also has governing experience as opposed to Trump who’s never even been on a town council. Forgive me my fellow liberals, but I’m getting on the Ted Cruz train, for everyone else’s sake.

Brendan Fallon
Contributing Writer

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