Since the suspension of the campaign’s two final, non-Trump, candidates, all we are hearing is how the establishment is not going to vote for The Donald. We have heard from former republican nominees like Mitt Romney. We have heard from the former Presidents like George W. Bush. We have heard from GOP leaning leaders like Glenn Beck and we have heard from our current Speaker of The House, Mr. Paul Ryan.
They all are in a freefall lamenting the rise of Mr. Trump. Some say they will not support him, some will not attend the convention, some are not ready to support him at this time and others think this is the end of the world as we know it.
We have heard from the Trump supporters as well. They say at last the obstacles to a Trump nomination are out of the way. They suspect there will still be some kind of attempt to trump Mr. Trump by the afore mentioned crowd and they are suspicious of anyone who smacks of DC insider politics.
And we have heard from Ms. Clinton the presumed democrat nominee. She is already labeling Mr. Trump as a bully and a woman hater.
Here is who we have not yet heard from, the second tier, ran our best choice but lost, anyone but Clinton, republicans like me and my friends.
Over the years we have dutifully put up with, campaigned for (grass roots door to door stuff), and voted for middle of the road candidates like John McCain and Mitt Romney. We couldn’t do anything more to help them as they refused to fight for themselves.
We watched in horror as the Left’s henchmen like Candy Crowley posed questions in debates that were intentionally misleading and untrue only to see our candidates buckle under the pressure with incredulous looks on their faces. Blinking unbelievably that some Americans could be so stupid as to follow the false logic of the alphabet television networks and the drive by media. The few times they actually had the opportunity to make some points against their opponents, they totally dropped the ball and let them off the hook. We have been beaten up, dragged down, and suppressed, for 7.5 years with liberal agendas despite the fact we have controlled the house and senate for the last 4 of those years.
So here we started 2016’s run with a stable of 16? 17? candidates to choose from. We all had our favorites and very few of us had the same single one in mind. We flipped and flopped in our own minds watching the debates and trying to discern which of these folks best suited our view of a fighter who could beat Hillary which is our ONLY goal.
Over the past year we have seen our favorites drop off one by one. Those candidates we would most prefer to have represented our views and our hopes for the country. For a while we might have liked the 2nd tier folks who were not frontrunners and got stuck at the proverbial “kiddy table” debates. Then we might have gotten excited when the Fiorina’s, Paul’s, Kasich’s got a chance to move up to the big deal debates because they scored major points on their less crowded stages.
We watched Mr. Trump defy political gravity and one by one knock out the low energied, the weak, the stupid, the lack luster, and the mild mannered of his opponents. All the while we held our opinions of him as “not my first choice” while his supporters did their best to help him win wherever he could.
Finally we came down to the nitty-gritty of the best of the best Rubio, Cruz, and Mr. Trump (yes, I intentionally ignored Kasich). Once again we dutifully did our darnedest to convince our families, friends, and anyone who would listen, that we needed to rally behind one candidate in order to give them the edge over “The Donald”. Even the thought of a brokered convention was better than tossing in the towel. All to no avail as the momentum behind Mr. Trump was in the end, just too much to stop or overcome.
But here is the guilty pleasure that we have not been able to express until now. We kind of like The Donald! No, actually we really like him!
Up until now we have had to obey our collective conservative conscience which told us to run the race up until the last possible primary vote was in. Up until now we have been bound in Christian hope to get a strong, solid, well spoken, person to head the attempt to turn our beloved country around. We honestly felt that it would have been hard to stand before God and man and say we thought Mr. Trump was the right person for the job in light of all the great options we had in the other Republican candidates. Sure we would have preferred a candidate that was pro-life all his life. Yes, we were attracted to solid conservative core bona fides offered by someone who had argued before the Supreme Court for the Constitution, or balanced a state budget, or someone who had healed a living brain. But we didn’t get one. Tough cookies! We will just have to move on. But wait! There is a silver lining to this rolling thunder cloud.
Oh my goodness! It’s like a huge weight has been lifted from our backs as we are free at last to vote for a candidate who can actually win against Hillary.
Finally we don’t need to worry that our nominee will fold up like a cheap suit just because Hillary is female. Or Just because it’s “Her Turn”! Finally we have someone who, although he was not our first, fifth, or even sixth choice, was always the one who could land a serious punch against any opponent dumb enough to take a swing at him.
So we watch this with a creeping unfettered glee as we realize we can truly say we did not put him in the position he is in but we sure are glad it is someone who can get the damned job done and get elected. We know from experience that he is going to take Hillary apart bit by bit. He will not be adverse to low blows if needed and he is not going to let her get away with lying or playing the gender card.
For the first time in a long time we will have a candidate who will be willing to fight for our side of the isle, our convictions and points of view. Someone to advance the front lines for us and our values!
When (not if) he gets elected it will not be because the establishment paid for him. He will not be there because he kissed anyone’s ring, got their blessing or asked their permission. He will not be beholding to special interest groups and he will not be dependant on the milquetoast namby-pambies who let Obama yank them all over creation the past 7.5 years.
We are joyful at the thought of a bully of our own who will take on and defeat the reigning bullies of the past 7.5 years who used “politically correct” movements, the race card, and borderline criminal executive orders to buck the constitution, commandeer things like national healthcare, the mass media, and constantly bend the rules ever in their favor.
Mr. Trump is going to be great fun to watch because to a certain extent, we don’t have a dog in this hunt. All our candidates failed either by their own hand or because they were personally too greedy to coalesce behind one another in an attempt to unify with an “anyone other than Trump” mentality.
Here’s the dirty little secret that I think is about to be unleashed on the unsuspecting liberals; deep down we are delighted that we have to vote for Mr. Trump! And, there are a lot of us! Our choices all lost in the earlier rounds so it’s not our fault that Trump is going to win.
Sure he was not our first choice but he is a million miles apart from Hillary Clinton.
So if our leadership can’t find it in their hearts to support him, we don’t really care anymore. If our current speaker does not want to work with him, we don’t really care anymore. If our party elders think he is a boorish buffoon who will embarrass them in the Whitehouse, we say fine, at least it will not be lit in rainbow colors in a attempt to tout unchristian judicial decisions and flaunt them in our faces.
The democrats have grabbed and lorded power over our side for 7.5 year and now it’s going to be our turn. Instead of bringing the nation together, Mr. Obama has driven a race spike the size of Mt. Everest between blacks and whites in this country with his feckless beer summits and by weighing in on serious court cases involving race before all the facts were in.
Sure we might have personally preferred a more kinder, gentler, next President to Mr. Trump, but I think we will slowly come to celebrate the fact that we failed in getting one.
My only fear is that I’m beginning to feel too happy about it. What I mean is that Mr. Trump will be a great president if he uses his powers for good. If not, he could become something as horrible as another Hitler or Stalin. Whether or not he does is going to be up to him. But mark my words, he is going to win next November because too many people like me have been too mad for too long.
So while the media broadcasts the recent petty dissention and hand wringing in the upper echelon of the GOP, keep your eyes fixed instead on the rank and file. Because now that we are being forced to choose the lesser of two evils, we are going to come out and vote in droves for President Trump! If you think I’m wrong , I say just watch and see!