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Trump's election is only more reason to demand experience from Democratic candidates

Trump's election is only more reason to demand experience from Democratic candidates
Author Marianne Williamson speaks during the announcement of her presidential campaign in Beverly Hills on Jan. 28. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)

To the editor: In her column reacting positively to the presidential candidacy of author and self-help icon Marianne Williamson, Robin Abcarian writes, “In a country that elected a uniquely unqualified man to the presidency in 2016, it’s no longer rational to dismiss a presidential candidate simply for lack of experience.”

Have we learned nothing from the experience of having a “uniquely unqualified man” as president? It is now more than ever supremely rational to require pertinent experience from our potential leaders.

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Jennifer Friedman, Tarzana

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To the editor: I listened Williamson’s speech announcing her candidacy this week. Unless she reaches the top of the Democratic field in 2020, I will not be voting for her.

That said, I can’t help thinking that a candidate who brings to the race the words “morality,” “spirituality,” “consciousness” and “love” will elevate the discourse of the whole election.

Laura Owen, Pacific Palisades

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