Like millions of Americans – at least the 16 million who have voted against Trump so far – I am deeply troubled by the “possible” options we have for the General Election this fall. The Dems have a Socialist Sanders and a corrupt criminal Clinton with LOTS of baggage. Until the Convention occurs, the GOP has a “presumptive” nominee in Donald Trump. I do not consider any of the three a viable option for President of the U.S.
I used to vote more moderately, but in the last 15 years I’ve become more of a Constitutional Conservative. I judge politicians by how closely they follow The Constitution. I want government to be minimal and only be in charge of the “big stuff” that applies to ALL States, i.e. National issues. Otherwise, I believe the States should decide what happens within the State’s borders considering the wishes of the citizens living within those borders. Mostly I want the government to stay out of my life.
Although Donald Trump has recently become a Republican, he doesn’t share typical Republican ideals and is certainly no Conservative! Several TV pundits have said that Trump now is running to the left of Hillary. He has changed his stance (flip-flopped) on several issues, so it’s difficult to say what his positions are on any given day. When he entered the race last year, I was intrigued and cautiously thought he might be OK to “shake things up”. Still, I preferred another candidate as my first choice. But my preferred candidate dropped out so I remained uncommitted for several months. I listened to all the debates. I watched pertinent interviews. I checked their websites for policy opinions.
The more I saw of Donald Trump the less I liked him. He acted – and spoke – like a 10-year-old schoolyard bully, hurling personal insults toward numerous people, even insulting their physical appearance. His tweets are extremely juvenile. Challenging competitors on their policy positions is fair game, but silly personal insults is just nasty and NOT presidential. In the debates and his interviews he avoided truly answering policy questions with anything even close to cohesive substance. He makes statements then denies he ever said the statement, even when he’s shown video of him making the statement. AND he lies and lies and lies!
Some Doctors have come out to say he’s mentally unfit for the Presidency, citing various disorders. His father died with Alzheimer’s so some have speculated he may be showing early signs of this disease, especially his failure to recall something he said the day before plus his erratic temperament. Do we want him near the nuclear button??
He’s already given us pause as to how he will “change” the First Amendment. He said he plans to change it so he can sue the press for libel when they write a negative article on him. Just this week he took that even further with an attack on Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon and the Washington Post. Please read this article on his planned action toward Bezos. Consider how upset we were when we learned Obama targeted people by using the IRS. This article shows the Trump would “rule” as an Authoritarian. Note, that he sometimes uses the term ‘rule’ and ‘reign’.
Trump’s polling among women, blacks and Hispanics is terrible. The New York Times recently published a thorough article documenting his past treatment to women. That article along with his comments about his two daughters and statements about Megyn Kelly and Carly Fiorina are thoroughly disgusting. The label of misogynist seems accurate. Trump & daughter! ⇒⇒
I can’t support Donald Trump for President. There is nothing about his character, morals, temperament or knowledge that illustrates to me he would be a wise choice. I believe he would be a very dangerous person on the world stage. He shoots from the hip – like saying South Korea and Japan should protect themselves with nukes – then walks it back the next day. Economists have said his economic plan would put us into recession due to the tariffs and isolationism. I find him quite unstable and very scary!
I’m hoping for a contested Convention or a 3rd Party candidate. If Trump becomes the nominee, I’ll write-in Ted Cruz.