Republicans - Donald Trump
Trump has clearly tapped a rich vein of discontent. Like everyone else, I underestimated his political appeal. However, I feel he is a horrible choice for president. Where to begin! He has no political experience. Obviously he has been successful in business primarily through self-promotion. However, business and government are quite different. Their aims are totally dissimilar. He can take a “my way or the highway” approach with employees but that would be a total failure in dealing with Congress, the bureaucracy and foreign governments.
He has no hesitation in tapping into hate for political gain. Immigration is certainly a topic in which many views are legitimate. He is the only one willing to stir up animosity against Hispanics and Muslims by attacking them personally.
Far more important is his demeanor. If he doesn’t have the biggest ego in the country, I’d hate to meet the person who does. His expression is a constant scowl and his response to most questions is to insult someone. I have often criticized President Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority but I believe Trump would show even less discretion. He clearly is not someone who should be given nuclear launch codes.
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