Four years ago (plus a few months) I was campaigning to elect Hillary Clinton, door to door in Lewiston. I found myself in a conversation with a new Mainer, perhaps his first vote, and he really wanted to know, “What’s the worse thing about Donald Trump? What’s the biggest reason you're not voting for him?”
I decided pretty quick. “The worse thing is that he lies.” I explained how we can never trust what he tells us. He’s like a traitor, to us, the American people.
For me, once someone is a confirmed liar -- President Trump or anyone – it’s hard to see the point of debating anything with that person or doing anything of consequence based on what they say. Everything after that is suspect. The value of every word is discounted.
When I meet somebody new it’s like starting across a footbridge that I’m not sure of. I begin my steps carefully, listening and watching.....