Many Republicans such as former Governor Christie Whitman have endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president in 2020.
Endorsements like his came because Whitman thought his party needed something new.
As a conservative-leaning voter, I am unhappy with inflation, the border crisis, and our $31 trillion national debt.
Republican leaders used to tailor their candidates to the political atmosphere of their respective states, including former Governor Chris Christie and then-Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, who tried to succeed Christie in as governor. I supported them both.
But this year, I believe the majority of Republican candidates for Congress in New Jersey are so ineligible that I couldn’t vote for them even if I wanted to.
Incumbent U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew, R-2nd Dist, voted against certification of the 2020 election results. Tom Kean Jr., the GOP 7th Dist. candidate, speaks out of both sides of his mouth on issues like abortion and his support for former President Donald Trump. Frank Pallotta, 5th Dist. Republicans. candidate (against incumbent Democrat Josh Gottheimer for the second time), did not condemn the Guardians of the Oath when asked to do so.
After Trump’s re-election loss, the GOP could have made some course corrections to regain the trust of moderate voters. Instead, they doubled down on the madness that rightfully caused their loss in 2020.
An airplane cannot fly safely if the right wing is broken. Republicans refuse to fix their party so I refuse to vote Republican in 2022.
Evan F. Grollman, Camden
Editor’s note: This summer, Whitman was among other moderate Republicans, Democrats and independents who announced they were forming a third party called “The Party Forward.”
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