It has been frightening to go through the usual blogs I consult to find unanimity – 100% unanimity – in their opposition to Donald Trump as President. I do find it upsetting, but I am used to it, having had the same experience with Margaret Thatcher in 1979 and Ronald Reagan in 1980. The same again in opposing Obama in 2008 and 2012, where I don’t recall anyone I personally knew or regularly read going for McCain and Romney. I therefore went looking today at The Diplomad who has been pretty reliable up until now, but then again, so has everyone else, up until now. And this is his conclusion, found here:
For now, I’ll go with Donald Trump.
Pretty good, and a standout for me, making me feel I can trust him when things are less clear cut than now. He has more explanation for his view, always worth listening to in the past, and apparently still is:
I had been sitting uncomfortably on the fence re the GOP candidates. After listening to the Romney speech and the other “establishment” types, and hearing the anchor pundits, the pundit anchors, and all the other assorted wise ones, I have jumped off the fence. I have landed in Trump’s farm. He is not perfect, far from it. I might even change my mind, but for now I support Trump.
I don’t know if Trump will be terrible; I do know that what we have right now is horrible beyond words. I can’t bear the thought of a Hillary presidency. I know, I know. I have seen the advice about letting the Dems have the White House, and the GOP will hold the Congress, and thus freeze Hillary in place. Don’t buy it. We have seen what has happened over the past few years when the Dems did not have the Congress; we have seen the enormous damage that a progressive President can do even without Congressional approval. In addition, we have seen that the GOP members of the Washington Cartel refuse to fight Obama on what counts. So, I don’t want another Democratic White House.
That was on March 3rd and he has not recanted thus far. Most intriguing, almost all of the commenters have agreed with his decision, and one has even given me a real laugh:
I am reminded of W. Edwards Deeming’s famous quote: ‘It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.’
So the GOP establishment’s much anticipated comeback strategy is to drag from the political grave reserved for failed presidential nominees the man who could not get out, or win, sufficient votes in 2012, to stage a hit on Trump, who is winning, and in the process drawing out new GOP voters, all when the DNC’s turnout is collapsing.
Seriously, what could possibly go wrong? The stupidity is breathtaking.