Ernie receives praise and scrutiny for his decision to write-in his vote.
TNT's Inside The NBA crew of Ernie Johnson, Shaq, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith always know how to have a good time and can seemingly make light of any situation, but last night Ernie opened the show on a serious note discussing the presidential election and his hopes for the future of our country.
EJ explained that he didn't vote for Trump, or Hillary, but he is praying (like the rest of us) that President Trump will be much different than Campaign Trump, however unlikely that may seem. Today, many are praising Ernie for his public comments about the election while others are scrutinizing him for his decision to write-in a vote rather than voting for who they deem fit. Which, of course, is why public figures rarely talk about politics in the first place.
IMHO, he delivered a calm and reasonable approach to a situation that is beyond chaotic, and although we're used to him clowning around with Shaq and Charles about their weight, his take on this pivotal election was refreshing, well thought out, and definitely worth a listen.