Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
An open letter to Vice President Joe Biden: As you enter into the debates with Donald Trump, may I offer you some advice? Don’t get in the mud with him, ignore his childish insults and behavior, and don’t let him come even close to getting under your skin. Should he engage in that behavior, which I’m sure he will, just stop, take a second and remind him that you’re there to debate the facts and the terrible state of the union under his “leadership" or lack thereof. You aren’t there to debate a child.
When he persists with his usual inane, lying, boorish behavior, I suggest you respond with the same quiet dismantling that Joseph Welch unleashed on Joseph McCarthy during the 1954 Army hearings. Certainly the quotes from those hearings are just as applicable to Trump today as they were to McCarthy back then. “Until this moment, Mr. Trump, I think I have never fully gauged the full and total extent of your cruelty or your recklessness. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency? If it were in my power to forgive you for your reckless cruelty I would do so. I like to think I am a gentle man, but your forgiveness will have to come from someone other than me.”
You have the high road over this disaster of a “president." Let history repeat itself with a calm, yet powerful, takedown of Trump. Quote the words from that quiet man from Iowa. They’ve never been needed more.