Readers React: Trump’s election is only more reason to demand experience from Democratic candidates
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.
Jennifer Friedman, Tarzana
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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