To the editor:
Tuesday is Presidential Primary Day. I hope you will join me in voting for Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) to be our next president and commander in chief. Based on character, beliefs, policy, votes and platforms, I feel that Gabbard is the best candidate to be the Democratic nominee and the candidate who can most easily defeat Donald Trump in November.
I’ve met people from all parties who like Tulsi. In order to beat Trump, we need a candidate who can bring together a coalition of people from all political parties, not just Democrats.
From my personal experience meeting her and from watching most of her town halls, I believe Tulsi has incredible integrity and is genuine, honest, transparent, compassionate and caring. She puts people, planet and peace first, not party or profits. Her campaign is 100 percent people-powered, mostly run by volunteers like myself. She takes no PAC, lobbyist or special-interest money.
Tulsi has the congressional and military experience to successfully lead our country. She was the youngest person to be elected to the Hawaii Legislature at the age of 21. After 9/11, Tulsi enlisted in the Hawaii National Guard, deploying twice to the Middle East. She spent a year in a medical unit in a war zone north of Baghdad, Iraq.
Tulsi will end the corruption in Washington and end regime-change wars that are so costly to us. She will ensure a strong military to keep our country safe, has the courage to talk with friend or foe in the pursuit of peace and policy that protects out planet, and will ensure that war will always be the last resort.