NEW JERSEY – A former Reagan White House staffer and true blue Republican is leading an effort to support Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, and a Filipino-American registered Republican said she is not voting for Donald Trump.
According to four national polls, nearly 10 percent of GOP voters are now rooting for Clinton in November.
“I think Hillary is more qualified than Donald Trump. That’s the biggest reason,” registered Republican Rose Javier said. “ Hillary has a lot of experience. Si Trump masyado siyang, hindi maganda ang mga sinasabi niya. I’m voting for Hillary.”
Leading a group called “Republicans for Hillary,” Doug Elmets is a longtime Republican who worked for then President Ronald Reagan.
He served as the White House spokesman for domestic issues and as a speechwriter in the White House Office of Political Affairs under the two-term Reagan Administration.
“It’s going to be an easy vote. Four years of Hillary Clinton is better than one day of Donald Trump as president,” Elmets said. “I’ve never voted for a Democrat in my entire life.”
Elmets is actively urging Republicans not to vote for Trump and said his Republican colleagues think he has lost his mind.
“He’s managed to hoodwink America into believing he will lead this country through the fire. I think he will thrust us into the fire,” Elmets said.
However, many true blue Republicans are not on board with Elmets such as former Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio who has buried the hatchet with the man he once called “a con artist” on the campaign trail.
“I want to be helpful, I don’t want to be harmful because I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president,” Rubio said.
Elmets believes that “Republicans for Hillary” supporters may not necessarily come out of the political closet but their actions could make some impacts in the general election.
“They’re just afraid to say they support Hillary Clinton but I do think they will do it publicly at some point or they’ll privately do it in the polling booth in November,” Elmets said.
Elmets said it is a bitter pill to swallow to support Clinton but it may be good for the country in the long run or at least in the next four years than Trump.
HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRISON 2016!
If it was for Clinton, they’re banking big….not with Trump. But their mission and vision statement says something different that they’re working for you..?