I have a hard time imagining Donald Trump as President. While it troubles me that Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz might also have a small chance at becoming the Republican candidate, Donald Trump really worries me. He seems to have the support of what some call the GRAND NEW PARTY!
I have spent the last few days listening to a host of reputable commentators who predict that Donald Trump will be the Republican candidate for President. Conservative stars, at this time in late February, seem to be aligned for this to actually happen. One issue seems to stand out: Donald Trump is tapping into the anger and frustrations of people who feel Washington has failed them. Trump doesn’t hold back in sharing his own anger and frustrations with inappropriate things he says.
I still ask as a democrat: what has happened to all the good things that can be documented that Barack Obama has done to make this a safer world that is much more economically stable than eight years ago with unemployment under 5% and millions of people now getting health care they never had a chance to receive before? Barack Obama will be known in history as one of our greatest Presidents. Obama looks and sounds Presidential. He is respected by leaders around the globe. Before even receiving the GOP Nomination, world leaders have shared the fact they are worried about what Donald Trump would bring to the world stage.
I have to pay attention to those who say Republicans, at a core level, speak of Trump and Cruz and Rubio just as Democrats, at a core level, spoke of Barack Obama as a young African-American Senator running for President. I must ask of myself, are some of the things I am feeling the same things republicans felt prior to Obama’s being elected? This is a question I must ask.
In all of this I am trying to step back in trying to be a careful ‘listener’ in hearing what Donald Trump supporters are saying to us as a nation. I share the frustration and anger when it comes to a senate that refuses to support anything that comes from the mouth of Barack Obama.
What has happened to the decorum required to be leader of the free world—President of the United States of America. What are leaders around the globe going to say if all that Trump anger and lack of decorum is found in the next President? I would like to see a person in the White House who acts Presidential. Trump, as President, would be an embarrassment—domestically and around the globe. Trump is clueless when it comes to having a command of all the issues a President must face.
More important than ever before, this nation needs to elect a democrat to be President. It is also time for the democrats to take control of congress. It is time to get out the votes for a democrat to be the next President of the United States.