What do you call a country that carries out secret proxy wars against other non-hostile nations? Finances bloody coups in a quest for regional power? Accepts money from nations that support and harbor terrorists? Tortures prisoners held in secret prisons for more than a decade without trial. Supports organizations who profit from slave labor? Rig elections so that only one party or candidate is favored?
We used to call it the USSR. Now we call it America.
You know I didn’t think Trump was a serious candidate at first. I thought his bid for the Republican nomination was a publicity stunt, a ruse. I didn’t think he had a chance of being elected. I thought so up until the Republican Convention, and even after.
Once he was on the campaign trail it hit me – He’s sincere. He wants to win, not just for himself. He believes he can make this country better. He has a genuine affection for the American people – not just the ladies (ha ha).
I know that because he’s doing the work. He’s on the trail every day making public appearances to standing room only crowds. He’s shaking hands, kissing babies, making speeches often 2 or 3 a day. He’s talking to the media – those that will speak to him. And he’s not holding anything back. Why would he do that unless he were serious? If he wasn’t a threat to Hillary – who by all accounts thinks she has this election in the bag – why the October Surprise tapes and accusations of sexual harassment? Why would he allow that to be broadcast? As far as surprises go, this one is pretty weak. He’s always been a flirt, a philanderer. That’s not a surprise. But the way the media has taken this frankly stupid 11-year-old conversation to the front page is surprising. It’s shocking. It’s idiotic.