You know, it's tempting to "buy in" to all the hoopla that one "strong man" in government (like Donald J. Trump) can really "fix" what ails U.S. Very few in history (George Washington being one of those exceptions) have merited the people's trust with near-absolute power. Any system which elevates a mere mortal to "rule" as "savior" is destined to disappoint and corrupt. Whatever short-term gains Trump proposes (or even delivers!) will be WIPED OUT by a despot to follow. (That's how we got into this mess: giving too much power to too few!)
The system now is rigged (by the few) and IS corrupt. The hooligans and con-artists entrenched in power -- in both political parties, the media, Hollywood, and business - DETEST Trump...because he represents a real THREAT to them, their livelihoods, power and prestige.
Trump is a REAL "game changer".
He doesn't give a damn who you are! If you're on the "wrong" side of history, on ANY issue, he will call you on it! He doesn't mince words. He isn't mealy-mouthed or two-faced. He tells it like it is. (Gotta love that!) Even if what he says is harsh, shocking, vulgar or "inappropriate". (He's not an angel, after all, but a real human, with plenty of weaknesses.)
If you've ever prayed for a "champion" to fix our problems, the things Americans are too stupid, self-absorbed, ill-equipped or disinterested to address, then THIS GUY is your ONLY choice this election cycle. (You want someone better or more virtuous than Trump? Then RUN FOR OFFICE YOURSELF next election cycle!)
This guy has put it ALL on the line for U.S.: his fortune, his reputation, his family, his career. There's no "upside" for him being president. Living in the White House -- I'm sure it's both fun and glamorous (for a while) -- is, in fact, an oft-acknowledged "prison". Donald Trump is (like George Washington was) ALREADY rich and famous. He ALREADY has enormous power. He DOESN'T NEED the office and (unlike his opponent) probably doesn't want it.
THAT'S why he's a good candidate! He won't say or do ANYTHING (like she will) to get elected. He isn't susceptible to being corrupted by fame, fortune or prestige. In fact, he's willing to LOSE IT ALL to save his country!
I respect that. I appreciate that. And I want to reward that with my vote.
For all his flaws (failures, foibles and faux pas), the alternative to Trump is not just the status quo. It's much, much worse.
Is our country prepared -- and can it afford -- to be "ruled" much longer by an evil elite?