Is this the 'big tent'?

BELLOWS FALLS — As someone who has held public office as both a Democrat and Republican, I read Erica Walch's Viewpoint with interest.

She mentions briefly that many Republicans, including herself and Gov. Phil Scott, strongly disavow Donald Trump, yet she doesn't mention the policies on which she differs.

To simply “disavow” a public-policy-making figure comes across as shortsighted.

Is it pragmatic to shut the door of opportunity in working with his administration, ignoring the many voices that never appear in The Commons and other print media? Is it democratic? Is this the “big tent”?

Her short mention of the most important decision we face speaks to a rather limited understanding of Vermont's place in our country, and of our country's place in the world.

I welcome her feedback.

My family will be voting.

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