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A letter to the editor in Tuesday's Financial Times that talks about voting for Donald Trump and Hitler is baffling and worrying people in equal measure.

"We are no sans-culottes", the couple's letter begins, describing themselves as socially liberal and mildly fiscally conservative.

My wife and I are affluent Americans with postgraduate degrees... We are well aware of [Trump's] vulgarity and nous-deficiency yet we contemplate voting for him.

The pair live in Indiana, which is one of many states holding primary elections for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees today, dubbed Super Tuesday.

"Scandal tainted" Hillary Clinton won't be respected enough to get anything done in government, they argue. And Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are "backward, foolish and inexperienced".

That leaves the Donald, really a moderate in wolf's garb, who would owe nothing to either party and might strike deals, for instance on tax reform.

Yes, we could be like the good citizens who voted for a 'tamable' Hitler in 1933 to get things back on track. But the alternatives look worse.

Worse. Than. Hitler.

Let that sink in for a second.

It's fair to say several commenters have taken issue with their arguments.

And the couple's self-interest in thinking President Trump is a good idea.

But what if they're not the only educated, liberal leaning people who feel that way?

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