Regarding Dan Rodricks recent column ("A vote against as much as a vote for," Nov. 8), the level of his ignorance knows no limits. As the saying goes, you are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.
I will acknowledge that many voters cast their ballot on their hatred of Donald Trump's opponent. Mr. Rodricks shows his bias by painting all Trump supporters as would-be assassins of Hillary Clinton. What he and his fellow supporters have failed to recognize was that the Democrats nominated a deeply-flawed, scandal-plagued, divisive, bitter and mean-spirited woman. Most people are not racist and have no problem with the idea of a female president. We just weren't going to jump at the first one to run.
It's also funny how Mr. Rodricks implies that the nation is now racist once more. I remind him that voters, white, black, male and female, elected Barack Obama not once, but twice. The fact that they chose a different course was a repudiation of the last eight years.
A vision must be articulated by the right messenger. The Democratic candidate lacked both attributes and fortunately, the majority of voters saw that.
Michael C. Gentil