Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Letter to Senator Marco Rubio

June 8, 2016

Senator Marco Rubio
284 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510

Dear Senator Rubio:

I was an early supporter. I purchased two bumper stickers for my car, one of which, enclosed, I held in case my 2002 Toyota gave up the ghost. My support was not worth much fiscally, as I had to retire due to pulmonary fibrosis in 3013 for a lung transplant, and am living on Social Security and savings, so am not a contributor of any significance. But I promoted you on my blog, (over 11k page views last week), to my local GOP contacts and on Facebook.

I am disappointed and disillusioned that you would endorse long time Hillary Clinton supporter, friend and contributor Donald Trump. I'm a lifelong Republican. I was a volunteer for Nixon at 14 in 1960, and for Goldwater at 18 before joining the Marines in August, 1964 and heading to Vietnam. In 1968, I was a college student and supported Nixon. In 1972, I graduated from U-Mass with a BA in government in June and was elected to the Massachusetts Senate in November, defeating a Democrat incumbent by nine votes out of 60,000 in a 4-1 Democrat district, last won by a Republican in 1938. I was reelected four times by large margins, even being nominated by both parties in 1976. In 1982, I was the Republican whip when I decided to retire undefeated. I have campaigned for many Republicans since. I have never voted for a Democrat for President. I will not vote for a life-long liberal this year, not Hillary, and certainly not Trump.

Donald Trump is not a Republican, not a conservative, not knowledgeable about issues, lacks a firm position on anything and is not a decent person. He has only two core values: self-aggrandizement and self-enrichment. I believe you have diminished yourself in the eyes of conservatives and decent people, and tarnished your reputation and political future. I refer you to my essay: "22 Reasons Principled Conservatives Can Never Vote for Donald Trump." which is achieving some circulation. (And Hillary is just as bad, though it's a toss up which will be worse for the country.)

Whatever Trump now says or does you have made your responsibility.


Robert A. Hall
Massachusetts Senate, 1973-83.


  1. Mr. Hall,
    If you are not voting Republican or Democrat what other recourse will you choose?

  2. Mr. hall,
    If you are not voting either of the two major parties what recourse will you take?