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Donald Trump's shift to the center provides no comfort

Donald Trump's shift to the center provides no comfort
Donald Trump, pictured at a rally in Hershey, Pa. on Nov. 4, recently voiced his support for waterboarding. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

To the editor: As a voter of 50 years now, I've always voted Democrat and have had no problem transitioning when a Republican won, no matter how strong my feelings — until now. ("Trumpocalypse Now: Are you panicking or taking a deep breath?" Opinion, Nov. 24)

To witness a president-elect who lied and bullied his way to a win in the most demagogic manner is bad enough, but to now see him so quickly reverse his positions on many of the impossible promises he made and go more mainstream just adds salt to the wound. More salt is heaped on the cut knowing that we just let slip away a very competent candidate, one who can actually focus, is not an autocrat and is a hard worker.

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So no, there's no easy breathing as this president-elect slides toward Hillary Clinton's platform. Instead there is breathless concern for the children who are terrified of him and even for those who voted for him and will find many promises unfulfilled. There is concern over losing a truly invested candidate and seeing her smeared as a liar.

Mary Kay Gordon, Santa Monica

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