I am very tired of the press bashing Donald Trump and Trump bashing Hillary Clinton and the rest of the establishment. One or the other is going to be the next president – like it or not.

Everyone should be looking beyond which one it will be to what you want for your future.

Do you want to continue the status quo with a stagnant economy, a too-powerful establishment and overbearing regulations stifling small business, in addition to seeing our Constitution being eroded? Or do you want a chance to kick start the economy and get the private sector motivated?

It seems to me that it’s a simple decision. It’s worth taking a chance on a new direction. So, I’m suggesting you think about voting the party of your choice and forget about the personalities of the presidential contenders.

Michael Traphagen

Boothbay