With the increasing inevitability that Donald Trump, who has never held any public office, who has declared bankruptcy 4 times and destroyed Eastern Airlines, who is being sued for fraud over ‘Trump University,’ which wasn’t a university at all, who is despised by many of his own relatives, who cannot give coherent arguments for, or even explanations of, his own positions, who speaks in insults, and has a hard time spelling even those, will win the Republican nomination, a lot of people are becoming very nervous.
Some Republicans are very nervous, because they think he will destroy the party. However, they seem powerless to stop him and most, like Chris Christie, will get in line behind him and hope for the best. Others, like Lindsey Graham, may bolt.
Many Democrats are nervous, of course. I have seen many posts today saying “The time has come to stop treating his candidacy as a joke. The time has come to be afraid.”
Nonsense. First of all, I’ve seen this mostly from my Clinton supporting friends, who want us to unite behind Hillary because we should fear a Trump presidency. That is nonsense. Bernie does better than she does in head to head polls against Trump, so if they are nervous (Nervous is reasonable – afraid is bad. Fear leads to bad judgements.), then they should get behind Sanders.
But, mainly, I’m confident that whichever Democrat gets the nomination will win. Trump gets 100% of the white supremacist vote, which is maybe 30, maybe even 40% of the white population. He gets 0% of the rest. Well, maybe not 0%. There are some crazy people in this world. Ben Carson will support Trump.
Still, he does not have enough to win. So, people voting in the Democratic primaries should not be stampeded by fear into supporting a candidate they don’t actually like. Whoever the Democrats choose as a nominee will be the winner in November. I’m very confident about that.