Why I’m Worried
Until this week, I have been confident there is no way he could win the general election in November. I’m not so sure anymore and am, in fact, worried that he will actually win the thing. Why?
Because no charge, no allegation, no amount of criticism or attack has worked against him. As Reagan was the Teflon President, Trump appears to be the Teflon Candidate. The things he has said over the years that are a matter of record and keep getting exposed during the campaign don’t matter. The things he has done don’t matter. The outrageous and offensive things he has said and done during the campaign … say it with me … don’t matter.
Meanwhile, his attacks and criticisms, no matter how outrageous they have been, have worked against every candidate the Republican party threw at him.
I worry about how this will turn out. I worry about what he will do to Hillary Clinton in the months between now and November. He has demonstrated that he doesn’t care about the “rules” that typically apply to these things and that his supporters will absolutely eat up whatever he said and does. and that he will say or do whatever it takes to win. Because winning is the only thing that matters to him. The only thing that matters to him is winning. He is a classic example of the ends justifying the means. His need to win trumps (sorry for the pun) all. I don’t know if Hillary can withstand that. I just don’t know. There is a wave of frustration and outrage that Trump is riding further than anybody thought possible. Whose to say this is where that wave ends?
My only hope is that in November, enough women, minorities, and members of all the groups Trump has attacked remember those attacks and vote against Trump. I can only hope that there are enough intelligent, thinking, rational people left in this country that he cannot win. Otherwise, we will be screwed. Absolutely, monumentally screwed.
I only wish the alternative was a better one than Hillary.