Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Donald Trump Is Not Suited to the Presidency
While his bluntness can be a refreshing change from politically correct speech, Donald Trump is unqualified to be president and clearly not a conservative. I wish his supporters would wake up and see that his nomination would be a disaster for the Republican Party.
William Galston in today's Wall Street Journal writes "Trump's Hostile GOP Takeover" subtitled, How can evangelicals support a candidate with such deep-seated flaws? (I have been unable to link to the article. You could try going to www.wsj.com
Indeed, that is the question. Galston writes, "It is hard to decide which is a greater threat to the republic-- Donald Trump's pervasive ignorance or his deep-seated character flaws."
He's not a conservative. In fact, it's difficult to say what he is. He parrots some conservative platitudes, but he also contradicts himself on key issues. He said he would defund Planned Parenthood. Then he said he would fund only non-abortion services of Planned Parenthood because he "cherishes women." Please.
He gets things done? Well, he has developed a lot of real estate. The presidency of the United States requires another whole skill set.
He's boorish, immature, thin-skinned, and bullyish.
That he has the polls numbers he has is just incomprehensible to me.