In a Baltimore Sun op-ed, Dean Julius Isaacson Professor of Law Steven Grossman urges responsible voters to acknowledge they can’t always get what they want – and to draw a key distinction between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump even if they don’t particularly like either candidate.
Or, more to the point, even if they don’t particularly like Hillary Clinton.
“Many people don’t like the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election,” Grossman wrote in “Grow up and get over your Hillary hang-ups” (Oct. 11, 2016). “I speak to those of you who complain regularly about the failings of these candidates, those of you who believe that she is dishonest and he is unfit to be president. Most respectfully, to you I say: too bad. Life isn’t easy; get over it. You need to make a difficult choice knowing that you will not be entirely satisfied with the person you vote for.”
And, Grossman says, the responsible choice is clear:
“Complain all you want about the choices, but here is the key: One candidate is better than the other, or, if you prefer, one is much worse than the other. You may not like Hillary Clinton, but she has an idea about how to be president. Have Donald Trump’s words and actions made you confident that he does? If not, get over how you feel about Hillary and vote.”