NOT VERY PRESIDENTIAL TO WEIGH IN ON CANDIDATES FOR POTUS

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BY: Jeff Kooopersmith, Editor Emeritus

President Barack Obama surprised me this week, weighing in on Donald Trump’s candidacy and other GOP candidates without mentioning their names.

I think this creates more division, and more verbal warfare.

I understand Obama’s need to say something.

However, I also see that GOPers are now quoting Cabinet members as using words such as “hate Donald Trump” or “Marco Rubio – are you kidding”

The bag of tricks available in this arena is huge – there is no need for the President of the United States to lower him or herself to realpolitik levels.

I hope the President – who I admire without reserve – will argue that point with whomever is advising him on this issue.

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Jeff Koopersmith

From 1978 Jeff Koopersmith, Chief Legislative Analyst for Budgets and Taxation ran the US Senate Campaign for Ed Howard - PA in the primary, lived in Washington DC, and chose later to lobby for green and health legislation including drafting such laws including on Indoor radiation, fuel ethanol blends and manufacture in the US for clean air and for large conglomerates - women's health and wellness. Since 1988 he has been the editor in chief of American Politics Journal - the first political news magazine updated daily on the Net. It is American Politics Journal's 27th anniversary this year. Koopersmith in now semi-retired, writing books on endangered species, aging and the electronics industry. He continues to write opinion re Politics and policy and is the named Editor Emeritus of American Politics Journal. He attended college at UC Northridge and UCLA, at Southwestern School of Law, USC, and Columbia University as one of its youngest admitted students studying logic and semantics, chemistry, and English literature.

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