You win or lose — don’t elect people who pretend otherwise

We must take character into consideration, not just policies.

When a five-year old plays Candyland (or any other game) they know that it will conclude with one of two results. They will win or they will lose. This knowledge serves them throughout childhood and adulthood, in many various competitions. They will win or they will lose.

That is why I was startled to read something six years ago. A national politician proclaimed before the voting even began that he would either win or he would win (and someone else cheated). I reread the statement, incredulous at the flawed logic. Win or win? As a voter, I couldn’t vote for someone who refuses to accept a basic reality of life, whether due to a comfort with lying or to a sense of entitlement.

As we can see, this faulty “I win or I win” mentality has only spread. It should give all of us pause as we consider the character of those running for office.

Carol Reed