Letter to the Editor: Next president won’t be from a third party


It seems that there are many conservatives who suffer from a severe case of wishful thinking if they think that the so-called liberal wing of the Democratic Party will not give their full support to Hillary Clinton should she be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. The reason is simple. The alternative for progressives is unthinkable. Despite the hopes of third party advocates, there is no doubt that the next president will be either the Democratic or Republican nominee. You can take that to the bank.

Progressives fear with good reason that with a Republican president and a Republican-controlled Congress highjacked by the extreme right the progress of social justice for the working class will come to a screeching halt. Indeed, social programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will be either  privatized or scaled back. The income inequality gap already obscenely large will continue to grow.

This is not the Republican Party of the past that was willing to compromise with those across the aisle for the good of the nation. Unfortunately, it’s become them or us and if you are a member of the working class you must chose the lesser of two evils and support the party that has your best interests at heart, even though you may disagree as I do with some of their policies.

Gene Rigelon, Front Royal