I repeatedly hear from idealistic individuals, dismayed at not having a presidential candidate who they feel is really admirable, that voting for “the lesser of two evils” is not enough reason for them to go out and vote.

I’ll say, “Fine. We all love our lungs, and pneumonia and lung cancer are both evils that can afflict our lungs. Would you not rather have pneumonia than lung cancer? If, unlike with a health concern about which you have no choice, you could actually vote for a lesser disease, would you not bother to vote?”

Every poll that asks about “the right temperament” to be president show a majority thinks Hillary Clinton has that and Donald Trump does not.

If someone is emotionally and psychologically unqualified to be president, we must cast a vote that helps prevent that person from becoming president.

Peter Agrafiotis

Cape Neddick