Save America. Never Trump.

In 1984, when Reagan was running against Mondale, I was a little third-grade kid who read the paper every day and kept an electoral college map on his bedroom wall. I would not under any circumstances let a third-grade child do that in 2016.

Spare me the “there’s plenty of blame to go around” stuff. Politics is tough. But there is one and only one person who has personally dragged the Republican Party and the nation down into the gutter as we have never seen before. No reasonable person can look at the words and the deeds of this man and conclude that they are making this country “great again.” Our country is demonstrably worse today because of him.

If you truly think our nation is better off as a result of Trump doing what he’s doing, then I’m saddened about what “better” means to you. Your “better” is my worse and my daughter’s worse. I see in the news reports that a lot of Republican politicos see Trump’s current struggles in the race as the “worst case scenario” come to pass. But the truth is that the worst case scenario would be if Trump actually assumed the presidency.

Finally, if you’re a parent of a young boy in this country, God bless you. Having important people on TV saying that Trump’s words about women are just jokes or locker room talk makes it a lot harder for you to raise responsible and respectable young men.

Save America. Never Trump.