He's an idiot.
He said all kinds of sensible things and then he said all kinds of ridiculous things. He's the guy at the bar who wants to talk politics with you after a few beers. Interesting for about 20 minutes and then you want to get away. God help us if he gets elected. Still, he'd be better than bringing in Hillary's organized crime syndicate or the progressive fascism of Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. I think. Maybe not.
Peggy Noonan, probably the only political pundit worth reading, has a typically outstanding analysis out today. Her claim is that America is going through seismic changes in the way the elite and the common folk interact. Read the whole thing. Here's a snippet that spoke to me in a way I hadn't expected.
On the subject of elites, I spoke to Scott Miller, co-founder of the Sawyer Miller political-consulting firm, who is now a corporate consultant. He worked on the Ross Perot campaign in 1992 and knows something about outside challenges. He views the key political fact of our time as this: “Over 80% of the American people, across the board, believe an elite group of political incumbents, plus big business, big media, big banks, big unions and big special interests—the whole Washington political class—have rigged the system for the wealthy and connected.” It is “a remarkable moment,” he said. More than half of the American people believe “something has changed, our democracy is not like it used to be, people feel they no longer have a voice.”I agree with this. What's crazy is that my lunatic progressive friends do, too. Maybe we have more in common than I thought. For me, the watershed week was when the Supreme Court rewrote ObamaCare and discovered gay marriage in the Constitution. At that point, voting became pointless. If the SC can act as editors for Congress and our votes to uphold traditional marriage mean nothing other than our self-identification as hateful bigots then we've stopped being citizens and started being subjects.
Going back to Trump, he may be an idiot, but when he kicked Jorge Ramos out of his press conference, I loved it. Finally, someone stood up to a racialist bully.