As a proud Republican, casting my vote for President has usually been a simple matter. This year is different. To vote Republican out of party loyalty alone would be to endorse a candidacy that I believe has exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial division. Donald Trump’s demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character. Trump’s reckless and uninformed positions on critical issues – from immigration to our economy to foreign policy – have made it abundantly clear that he lacks both the policy depth and sound judgment required as President. Trump’s unsteady hand would endanger our prosperity and national security. His authoritarian character could threaten much more. Therefore, I have decided to support Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is clear to me that Secretary Clinton’s temperament, global experience and commitment to America’s bedrock national values make her the far better choice in 2016 for President of the United States. In a tumultuous world, America needs the kind of stable and aspirational leadership Secretary Clinton can provide. I urge all Republicans to reject Donald Trump this November.
As you may know, I have been a vocal participant in this year’s presidential election. I believe strongly that every citizen has an obligation to constructively speak out for their beliefs during the political process. That is what makes America special in the world. While the results of the election are not what I had hoped for, I believe that once the debate is over and the votes have been counted, it is the obligation of every citizen to support our President. So, I for one intend to give President-elect Trump the benefit of the doubt and the opportunity to demonstrate that he can lead our diverse nation. After such a hard fought election, it is important that every American take a moment to reflect on the results and to understand the message that our citizens have sent. Then we must bring the country together and move forward, stronger than ever.
As we head into the holiday season, I’m already looking toward the future and am excited by what I see: technology that has the potential to improve lives, allowing us to focus on what matters most – family, friends, health and happiness. I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Here’s to a more connected future! (To send this video as an e-card, click here: http://hpe.to/60048KnRo)