Letter: Candidates don’t get what they want
President Donald Trump and Randy Biggerstaff should remember the immortal words of British philosopher Mick Jagger — “You can’t always get what you want.”
What one wants on the campaign trail is not always what one gets as president. The other branches of government have a co-equal say. It is a mark of Trump’s naiveté, inexperience and arrogance that he thinks his every promise will become the law of the land.
President Lyndon Johnson’s “keep Americans out of Vietnam,” Ronald Reagan’s prayer amendment, The Clintons’ HillaryCare, George H. W. Bush’s “no new taxes” and many other promises failed to make it from the candidate’s lips to the president’s desk.
— Pete Prunkl