The stress levels are up in the final week of the political season, not just with the candidates but with families. Some parents, children and anyone in a relationship can tell you it’s either contentious, not discussed, or they are aligned.
The first response we heard was from an undecided man who said, “we don’t like Trump and we can’t stand Hillary.”
Many couples held back on discussing any friction.
Some parents said their children are having the differences. Lynette Rigby said, “we have six kids and half of them are democrats and half are republicans.”
Cynthia Sexton said, “one of our children that we gave birth to and her husband they are voting opposite And we did try to have an intervention and they were having none of it.”
At family dinners, like Thanksgiving, we were told, it’s turkey and pies, with no side orders of political talk.
Lavar Rigby, a former Ojai resident said he is voting based on the Vice Presidential candidate. “We like Pence. What we are thinking is, we should get Trump in, then he drops dead for some reason, then Pence will be President.”
We asked one couple if, at the eleventh hour, with all the investigations and claims going on, would either make a change and they said, “No. No matter what happens.”