January 27, 2016
Once again, almost committing myself to vote for Trump, I pull my mental pencil back from the ballot.
Not again, I cry inwardly. Not again. With all of the talent and knowledge Trump could bring to the presidency, why does he not see the damage he will do with his petulant pettiness and pointless vindictive vendettas?
Did Trump think he could truly make it to the Oval Office without being challenged about his statements on women? Kelly did him a favor. And you would think a man ready to “speak his mind” would have thanked her. Her hateful question?
“Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter. However, that is not without its downsides, in particular, when it comes to women. You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs’ and ‘disgusting animals.’ …
Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contestant on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees.
Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?”
A truly presidential man would have seen this as the perfect opportunity to set the public straight on his respect for women. A truly prepared presidential candidate would have anticipated this and all other potential challenges to his candidacy. He wouldn’t have been surprised. He would have had his response prepared and delivered it without a single misstep.
If this question is enough to feed Trump’s factory of bile and engender his retaliation, what will 4 years of his leadership foster in a culture force-fed on Twitter? Haven’t we suffered enough of 8 years of pique and trivial pursuit?
So, now Trump is ticked. Everyone is supposed to suffer his pain: Fox, Roger Ailes, Megyn Kelly…and most especially…the voters. Trump’s henchman on Laura Ingraham’s show positively celebrated his prediction that no one will watch the debate. Trump, apparently, is THAT big! Wow!
Or…Trump is THAT small? Absolutely! He has had five months to show America what really matters, what REALLY makes him mad. Trump has given us months of calling everyone Stupid. And months of declaring that Mexico and China WILL do what he says. He’s going to be the Global Bigshot. Just trust him.
So a Global Bigshot spends all his ammunition for a World War on a woman who reads a list of his own statements and asks him to explain?
It is getting harder and harder to imagine voting for Trump. A truly presidential man should have better things to do…and better ways to do them!
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