Politics, 2024 Election

I Won’t Vote for a Convicted Felon, Will You?

The Donald Trump Show may have reached its tipping point

John Dean
Dean’s List
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3 min readJun 9, 2024

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Republican Voters Against Trump billboard.

If Ronald Reagan were alive and read this, he might mutter, “There he goes again.” For the millionth time, I sense that America is waking up to Trump. In the past, the Billy Bush tape, boorish behavior, racist comments, grift, and a lot more convinced me candidate Trump was finished. This time, it is Trump’s conviction. Please forgive me, but I don’t think a convicted felon should be president.

Democrats have been quick to resurrect Donald Trump’s 2016 comments where he told voters a candidate under criminal indictment should not be allowed to run for president. In 2016, Trump told attendees at a Reno, Nevada, campaign rally:

Folks, folks, folks, she shouldn’t be allowed to run. If she were to win this election, it would create an unprecedented constitutional crisis. In that situation, we could very well have a sitting president under felony indictment and, ultimately, a criminal trial. It would grind government to a halt.

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John Dean
Dean’s List

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