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Trump for president? Why the heck not?

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few days or have something better to do with your time, you know that Donald Trump has announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination for the 2016 election.

I've heard plenty of people gripe about Trump,, primarily claiming that the real estate tycoon and reality television star just couldn't be a decent president. After all, he's not a "serious" candidate and, therefore, should be ignored.

I say "phooey" on that. Double phooey, even.

Here's the thing. We ordinary citizens can expect nothing from government but to maybe be entertained. Unless you are a member of a special interest group or have enough money to buy one and inflict it on politicians, your voice doesn't matter one whit to the folks we put in office. That's a hard truth to face, but it is a good one to keep in mind. And here's another hard truth -- love him or hate him, Trump is very entertaining.

Besides, what damage could the guy really do? We have survived four truly horrible presidents (Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr., Obama) and those goofballs have done plenty of damage. We've been in a war for over a decade that no one seems interested in winning, we're losing our manufacturing base to China and to Latin America thanks to NAFTA (Clinton's baby) our economy is a mess and we're so far in debt that we're lucky China doesn't foreclose.

In that environment, could things actually get worse under Trump? I doubt it, but only time will tell.


Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/new-york-taxi-cab-trump-tower-nyc-508814/ by matcuz

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Comments

HawgWyld wrote on June 17, 2015, 9:49 AM

Indeed. Why the heck shouldn't he join the fray? Heck, he might even win.

Kasman wrote on June 17, 2015, 11:02 AM

Why the heck not indeed? He couldn't be any worse than some of those you guys have elected in the past!

Last Edited: June 17, 2015, 1:31 PM

LeaPea2417 wrote on June 17, 2015, 12:04 PM

My husband listened to his speech yesterday announcing his presidential campaign and I liked one thing he said a lot,,,, he said he is very rich and as a result, he has enough money not to bow down to the lobbyists.

cheri wrote on August 11, 2015, 12:06 AM

Anyone can run but it is up to the voting public to decide