Donald Trump is unfit to be president. He’s a braggart and a liar. And a serial adulterer. He’s behaved shamefully during the primary campaign. He wouldn’t recognize the Constitution if he tripped over it in the street. He doesn’t know even the Cliff Notes version of any policy issue. The idea that the party of Lincoln and Reagan, Coolidge and Eisenhower, Justice Harlan and Senator Taft has nominated Trump is appalling.Krikorian goes on to explain that the people the president appoints are in toto more important than just the president, and he expects that a Trump administration will be staffed with Republican party types he will prefer to Hillary appointees. Which is true up to a point. But the decisions a president makes still matter, and Trump has shown evidence of both awful judgment and a refusal to take advice, even an unwillingness to listen to advice that might be heard as criticism. So making him president still seems to me a bad bet for a person of conservative temperment.
And I'm going to vote for him anyway.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Backing Trump Despite it All