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Richard Armitage, adviser to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush; Henry Paulson, treasury secretary; Doug Elmets, former Reagan spokesperson. Such names comprise the concise list of big-name Republicans who have endorsed the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, over the highly contentious presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Yet, disconcertingly, the list does not seem to be growing fast enough. Plenty of prominent Republicans have publicly condemned the ways of Trump’s controversial nature, but only few have acted further in not plainly endorsing the businessman and reality television star host. Some have vaguely stated they would endorse whomever the Republican nominee is, avoiding a direct endorsement of Trump himself, to support the democracy that should ultimately underlie American political elections, especially presidential ones. Others, like former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, favor a...

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