Trump supporters continue to chant how he’s going to “Make America Great Again.” They put their complete faith into these words and are certain the entire nation is going to become a political version of Alice in Wonderland once their candidate becomes POTUS. While the idea/thought/dream is enticing, just who is this individual claiming to accomplish this action?
As this election season has demonstrated, Trump has a dangerously erratic temperament and simply cannot tolerate criticism. He is absolutely and totally confident his way is the right way, even though persons with far greater education and experience have pointed out the flaws is his thinking. He has denied or tried to explain away negative comments he’s made about women, minorities, the disabled, war heroes, immigrants, and others. And finally, he has demonstrated time and again that he is simply unable to make informed decisions on complex issues.
Yet his supporters continue to believe he’s the man for the job … primarily because, they say, he’s a “successful businessman” (even though it’s been revealed his business dealings have often fallen below the standards of honesty, decency, and ethics).
Trump refers often to his opponent as “Crooked Hillary” and surely, there is reason to have doubts about her integrity during her time on the political scene.
For many, Hillary Clinton is seen as someone whose behavior in political matters is both irresponsible and capricious. She seems to regard her past actions when serving as Secretary of State as simply “mistakes” when, in fact, many were borderline (if not outright) illegal.
She denies whatever doesn’t fit the image she wants to present and turns a blind eye to valid criticisms of her (especially as related to the Clinton Foundation). As one columnist noted, the inhabitants of the Clinton world are so accustomed to corruption they can’t even see it anymore.
Many have noted that Hillary tends to “go with the flow.” Although she presents a positive picture of her intended actions on how she will lead the country, many believe she will, instead, do what’s expedient.
THE END RESULT
The election of either candidate is going to bring consequences. Possibly less in the case of Hillary since she will tend to follow the political path of least resistance. Trump, however, will blunder through his time as POTUS with bluster and bravado while accomplishing little (except perhaps to put us into a Third World War).
It is truly sad that a nation as great as America is forced to choose between two individuals so completely undeserving to serve as Leader of the Free World. Perhaps we will do better next time. Hope springs eternal.
(And this, I promise, is my last political post before the election.)