VoteMout wrote:Oh Lord Cate! I knew our views differ, but I didn't think you were one of those Trump-Hitler nuts.
I'm not. I don't believe Trump is anything close to Hitler. I wasn't compaing Trump to Hitler. I was pointing out that Trump is a Paper Tiger. I said early on that his reason for running is to further brand the Trump name internationally. Trump has five children. His actually net worth is around 4 to 5 billion. He want's to expand his business empire exponentially for his children. What he is doing is called "vertical marketng". You build on vertically whatever your best business strength, using elevated layers of networks to market your product. In Trump's case, he is the product.
So let's look at it the way Trump sees it. He has said over and over that he is a "a winner". Winners exude confidence. It's part of what one must have to win at anything. Trump is not the dummy MSM some parts of MSM want to oroject. He is a savvy businessman. Parlaying what he has the most of...confidence, into real money.
Trump's appeal is major to blue collar workers that have seen their job opportunities disintegrate. He points to "political correctness", "unenforced immigration laws", "trade imbalances" and "religious freedoms" as the underlying cause for our country's economic and social problems. And he is correct on one of them, trade inbalance.
What he doesn't concern him is expressions of a democracy that values religious freedom and supports a diverse people, that make expanded economies possible. And unwittingly, neither do the majority of his supporters.
MSM last week cut Trumps telephone interviews. Trump had 29 call in interviews. All of the other candidates had zero. Those call in's were equivalent to several hundred millions of free advertising for Trump. It gave him the opportunity for free propagandization, not afforded any other candidate. Thats the savvy business part of Trump that we can all appreciate. What we cant appreciate is his lack of consideration and disrespect for people not like him.
A Trump presidency doesn't scare me. I believe that our system of government will continue to prevail, no matter who occupies the oval office. My only objection is that his Presidency would cause a backlash that I don't believe the people in this country need at this particular time in history. Given the instability of the ME and the effect and it's potential for collapse for into chaos, would have on our allies.
We need a strong experienced leader, that completely understands how the wheels of government are made to roll and at least knows where the reins are located. Personally, I think Bernie Sanders 25 years of govenment experience, never wavering or capitulating to propular opinion, but staying true to himself is a President you can count on. What we don't need is a loud mouth ego further dividing our country's people. More thsn at anytime in recent history, our people need to unite. If we fail, it will eventually lead to our undoing
Sanders or Trump, for better or worse, will not get the chance to prove themselves as President.