By Jim Bowman
I missed the boat when I politely declined to be part of Ken Trainor's round-up of Trump supporters etc. Had other things to do, had not sorted my thinking on the matter, though I was surely Trump all the way but was low-energy at the time, to use a Trump-ism I find useful.
But there's time yet to answer his questionnaire on the matter. So:
1) What is your general opinion/assessment of Donald Trump? Savior of the nation.
2) Do you think he has the temperament to serve as president? Yes.
3) Do you have reservations about voting for him? If so, why? Have none but the usual when casting vote for any candidate, and there are a lot of them, which I won't go into right now.
4) If you are considering voting for him, what are the main reasons? #1, he's not the Democrat candidate. #2, he's not Hillary. #3, he broke the laws of political correctness with aplomb and without apology. I love him best of all for that. #4, he made some wonderful enemies, including Bill Kristol, whose time in the right-wing spotlight was already fading, is sputtering, is doomed to be extinguished, the more successful Trump becomes. #5, he's an alarmingly quick learner. #6, I knew from the start he would get the better of Hillary. #7, he's honest and articulate about the challenges ahead, a.k.a. the mess left by Obama, e.g. status of our borders, crime in our cities, severely diminished stature of U.S. in the world thanks to the Boy President's combination of overweening self-confidence and reflexive down-playing of American interests, aided and abetted by the incompetence of Hillary as the emailing queen of world affairs. More, more, more to come.
5) If you aren't planning to vote for him, are you leaning toward a) Voting for a third-party candidate? b) Voting for Hillary Clinton? or c) Not voting at all? DNA (does not apply).
6) How do you react when you hear all of the criticisms of Donald Trump? Bound to happen. He's threatening progressives and other supporters of state (crony) capitalism, for whom politics is their life anyhow. He has unleashed the forces of The Left and so far conquered them. I rejoice at this.
7) Where do you see the Republican Party heading in the future? Have no idea, but if pressed I would say I expect it will get a shot in the arm from the Trump candidacy.
As summary, allow me to offer up for scorn, derision, laughter, and a small bit of keen appreciation the following things I have said as regards Trump or have reported said as worth noting, beginning from long before Ken Trainor wrote his column.
* His economic plans rock:
There was Kennedy, there was Reagan, there's Trump . . .
Post-Kennedy: "The U.S. economy grew by roughly 5% yearly for nearly eight years."
Post-Reagan: "The American economy grew mostly between 4% and 5% percent annually for over 25 years."
Post-Trump? "This past week, Mr. Trump went a long way toward joining Kennedy and Reagan . . ."
Read the rest, from Lawrence Kudlow, prolific apostle of free-market capitalism as the way to prosperity and advisor to Trump campaign.
-- This topic to be continued --
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