Did you intend for this post to segue the one above it?
No reason to have a variety of political candidates when society is too afraid to even hear them.
It's a free country, and I applaud Mr. Trump's decision to run. I said the same thing about Gov. Jeb Bush.
I am disappointed in his fans (like the Grateful Dead). Unlike the Dead, I expect he will flame out soon (perhaps on l'affaire McCain?) and I wish for it to happen sooner rather than later.
Why? That's what I don't get. Why do you wish for Trump to flame out ASAP but not, say, Jeb? I love that Trump afflicts the politically comfortable. I hope he stays around long enough for his fellow candidates to catch whatever disease of directness has metastasized within him.
I think everything he says is wrong. He has no core principles and does not promote liberty. He favors single payer medicine, is cool with eminent domain -- he has actually used it -- and calls Republican George Bush "the worst President we've ever had."
While he spouts, serious candidates are failing to get exposure. And he is damaging the Republican brand (which doesn't need much help in being trashed).
I won't cry when Gov. Jeb Bush backs out, either. But in the meantime, we can have a serious talk about Common Core, Immigration policy, and some serious and successful tax reform in Florida. What substantive item is added to the debate courtesy of Mr. Trump? I liked his arming the recruiters and military bases, but that's a broken clock being right.
What substantive item is added to the debate courtesy of Mr. Trump? There are a few here. (Three outta four ain't bad. And the fourth has, at least, the right outcome in mind - eliminate government debt and lower the tax burden to promote economic growth.)
Not campaignin'. Not lobbyin'. Just being an Ombudsman.