I have been watching and listening to Donald Trump from the beginning. He has said he is going to do a lot of things. What he has not said is how he plans to accomplish these dreams.

The mainstream media has not pushed him on this. I think they are afraid of him. And he has played them like the maestro of the finest orchestra.

He has said, “We’ll see what happens.” As a voter, I find that unacceptable. People need to know what the candidates’ plans and policies are. It’s not enough to say, “Elect me first and then you’ll find out.” You may not like it then, but, too bad, it is too late.

Trump also doesn’t acknowledge that there is a little thing called Congress. The president doesn’t work in a vacuum. Having the name Donald Trump doesn’t change that. Making threats is not the way to get things done.

Trump himself has said he hates to lose. I would suggest that his behavior, his speeches, his attitude show there is nothing he won’t do, no level to which he won’t sink to keep winning.

People may be in awe of such actions, but to me they show someone not qualified to be commander in chief. If he loses, it’s not his fault. It’s always the other person or persons. And no, you can’t run the country like a business.

Trump likes to threaten to sue. He says he may sue Ted Cruz. So what happens if he wins the GOP nomination and loses in the general election? Will he sue? Maybe.

The bottom line is, no one knows what Trump might do. He is all about Donald Trump, not the country, no matter what his tag line says.

Mary Spriggs

Brunswick

New schools ?for Manchester

In the past, we have always appreciated support for Manchester schoolchildren. Issue 18 on the March 15 ballot is the most important issue we have ever had. We need to secure for our future generations the opportunity of an excellent, 21st century education.

We need a bond issue for new buildings for the security and safety of our students and staff, daily functions and technology upgrades. Without new facilities none of this would be possible.

I think the most important message is the bottom line that it will cost the taxpayers less money to build new schools than it would to repair the old schools.

New schools will help bring a better education that would also enhance the value of our community and homes.

I ask all voters to reflect on the thought that if there was ever a time in their life to help Manchester children, it is now.

Every vote matters. We need voters’ help.

Richard Sponseller

New Franklin

Editor’s note: The writer is president of the Manchester school board.

Practicality ?over whining

A district representative is expected to reflect the views of the region. U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and knows the concerns of the district. He is one of us.

If you think a guy like Matt Lynch, who is running against Joyce in a Republican primary, is the average guy in Northeast Ohio, then you didn’t grow up here. Lynch might be a fine candidate in Montgomery, Ala., but here in Northeast Ohio, we like to get things done.

That means you need to deal with reality and come up with practical ideas that can become law instead of whining when you don’t get everything you want. For all those who have kids, I think one incessantly complaining pre-teen is enough. I don’t need another in the House of Representatives.

George M. Phillips

Willoughby

No justice ?for Portman

I find amusing and disingenuous the way individuals pick and choose the areas of the Constitution they wish to support. A recent letter chided U.S. Sen. Rob Portman for his position regarding the replacement of Justice Antonin Scalia (“Follow the Constitution,” Feb. 19).

I might remind the writer that the Constitution states that the president shall propose and the Senate shall dispose. President Obama has every constitutional right to propose a replacement, but the Senate has no requirement to approve that nomination. Its responsibility is to consider and accept or reject.

It might also be important to note that this president has in fact been rebuffed by the Supreme Court for executive orders.

When in the Senate, he filibustered the nomination of Justice Samuel Alito. Also, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, proposed that President George W. Bush not be allowed to nominate a Supreme Court justice for 18 months prior to the end of his term of office.

M. Lee LeVoyer

Richfield Township