Debra Saunders

Debra Saunders

San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders is a lonely woman. Perhaps not literally, but certainly in a political sense. As the “token” conservative in America’s most liberal city, she routinely finds herself defending conservative positions -- any and all of them, for many years now. “It’s like being the one kid at school no one wants to play with,” she said.

Then along came Donald Trump.

She’s not a fan. Never has been.

In fact, speaking to 100 people in the Political Tent, she likened the Republican nominee to Harry Potter’s nemesis, Lord Voldemort.

She is “voting the guy who doesn’t know where Aleppo is," she said.

Given the circumstances of the current presidential campaign, though, she concedes a Trump presidency will take the country in a couple of desirable directions.

“If we don’t kill Obamacare now, we never will,” she said. “And if she (Clinton) wins, we never will.” A Trump presidency, she added, will also have positive ramifications for the Supreme Court.

Saunders, a regular in The Californian’s Opinion section, notes we might expect to see fewer of those “I Voted” lapel stickers come Nov. 8, however.

“People are normally so proud when they wear those stickers," she said. "If some of the people I know could wear ‘I Didn’t Vote’ stickers, they’d be just as proud."

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