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USA Today: 'Donald Trump is unfit for presidency'

USA Today Editorial Board: "By all means vote, just not for Donald Trump."

Vote, and don't vote for Trump!

USA Today has never endorsed a presidential candidate in its 34-year history. It also has never "disendorsed" a presidential candidate, until yesterday, when the United State's most widely circulated newspaper urged voters to vote for anyone -- except for Trump!

"In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. Instead, we’ve expressed opinions about the major issues and haven’t presumed to tell our readers, who have a variety of priorities and values, which choice is best for them. Because every presidential race is different, we revisit our no-endorsement policy every four years. We’ve never seen reason to alter our approach. Until now.

This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency."

I loved USA Today since its founding in 1982. Yes, I was highly attracted to the colors. But I always loved the national sports coverage, and news coverage in general.

It was my "bible" when I played fantasy sports for the first time. I founded a "Rotisserie Baseball" league in 1989. (For you Millennials, yes fantasy baseball and fantasy sports existed before the boom of the world wide web). I would buy the USA Today on Tuesday for the weekly National League statistics, and also on Wednesday for the weekly American League statistics (or was it AL on Tue nad NL on Wed?). With a pencil, paper and my solar-powered calculator, I would then compile the weekly statistics and standings for my first ever fantasy baseball league. By 1994, I was entering league statistics into spreadsheets in the computer lab of the University of San Francisco. Still, I was using the Tuesday-Wednesday sports pages of USA Today. I do have a special affinity for USA Today.

It is one thing for the esteemed New York Times to endorse Hillary Clinton as it did 6 days ago. The newspaper has not endorsed a Republican since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. Still, one should read the New York Times Editorial Board's endorsement of Hillary Clinton in full, or read the synopsis I've included below:
"The best case for Hillary Clinton cannot be, and is not, that she isn’t Donald Trump.

The best case is, instead, about the challenges this country faces, and Mrs. Clinton’s capacity to rise to them.

Through war and recession, Americans born since 9/11 have had to grow up fast, and they deserve a grown-up president. A lifetime’s commitment to solving problems in the real world qualifies Hillary Clinton for this job, and the country should put her to work."

But, it is just a landmark decision for the USA Today to come out and "disendorse" Trump!  This is HUGE.

In speaking with friends (old and new) about blogging on this site, I mention to post about Fil-Am issues if possible, but to feel free to post whatever is important to him or to her at the moment.

Yesterday, in one of those talks with an old friend, she mentioned this site "needs more personal stories."  I agree with her 100%.

The thing is, this presidential election is very personal to me.  It is no coincidence that I brought back this website right after the Republican National Convention (July 18-21, 2016) when Donald Trump accepted its party's nomination for POTUS.

I wanted to establish Filam.us as a platform for all Filipino-Americans and Filipino-Americans where we can all congregate and voice different opinions, and hopefully sway as many of our kababayan to the best choice.

As a Filipino-American, as an immigrant, as a son of a very strong, intelligent and hardworking woman, as an educated person, as just a regular guy, I find it highly insulting and very unnerving that someone as racist, as misogynistic, as dishonest and as unstable as Donald Trump is -- is this close to winning the Presidency of the United States.

I am sure you've heard the comparisons of Donald Trump's rise to political prominence to Adolf Hitler's rise to power before World War II.  The comparisons are valid and should be taken seriously.

So don't vote for a third party candidate because doing so will end up with a win for Donald Trump.

Don't stay home on November 8 to protest the lack of presidential candidates that you like -- because doing so will end up in a win for Donald Trump.

Do vote for Hillary Clinton because doing so will beat Donald Trump.  More importantly, vote for Hillary Clinton because she is the most capable and only worthy presidential candidate on the ballot.

Thank you USA Today

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