Throughout the past presidential election Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker has repeatedly and publicly proven himself a political coward. He perpetuated the false equivalence between Trump’s vague, hateful, disgusting, and violent demagoguery against Americans and Clinton’s sensible, articulate vision of governance.
Most damning, however, Baker did not vote. Baker is a coward.
Governor, you are an elected, public official. Voting is an honor and an obligation, Baker. You yourself hold office because other people voted for you. You must lead by example. Be a leader. Have a reasoned opinion and defend it. If you discover you are wrong, have the courage to admit your mistake and explain your new stance.
I don’t want my leaders to be perfect. But I do want them to lead.
Speak up. Vote.