Originally Posted by Piobaire
They don't see it that way. They see it as a repudiation of the aforementioned asshats.
Count me in as one of the above. It would be great to see both Dem PC Multiculturalism and GOP doctrinaire Conservatism repudiated and put out to pasture.
But I bet I'm like many. Do I think Trump is a great improvement or a Savior? Not No, but Hell No! I'm under no illusions as to Trump.
He is an arrogant, narcissistic, bully and buffoon. His "accomplishments" don't stand up under the lightest scrutiny, and his "positions" are basically non-existent.
I doubt he would get along with his own party as well as the opposition. He would probably be similar to other non-politicians that have been elected. Think of Jesse Ventura and Arnold Scharzenegger and how they fared.
So why would I vote for this joke of a candidate? Because a complete repudiation ( see above ) is deserved and enough. Normally, I would vote for the GOP candidate and hope for the best. In 2012 thought Romney was a fine man who had fantastic experience to qualify, and I was disappointed when he lost. And this year, no "real" GOP guy excites me.
Finally, I don't think of Trump as a politician or a GOPer. He is more of a product of good schtick, marketing, and BS on his part, as well as perfect timing as to the current situation.
Do I think a Hillary Presidency would ruin the nation? Hell No, it would suck, but no POTUS is that powerful. The nation is resilient. If we have survived 16 years of GWB and Obama, then we could survive 4 years of Trump.