By Herb Ryan
Custer Free Press
October 9, 2016
Donald Trump, anointed presidential candidate of the Republican Party has finally and irretrievably crossed the wavering line of unacceptable actions. Anyone with an ounce of commonsense can clearly see that this person is not fit to be President of the United States of America.
Trump was the candidate the people wanted, rejected in the campaign process were:
Republicans: Jeb Bush. Ben Carson. Chris Christie. Ted Cruz. Carly Fiorina. Jim Gilmore. Lindsey Graham. Mike Huckabee. Bobby Jindal. John Kasich. George Pataki. Rand Paul. Rick Perry. Marco Rubio. Rick Santorum. Scott Walker.And among this list of republican candidates could Ted Cruz or John Kasich not have been a better choice.
Sadly, the American people went for the lowest common denominator. The math was simple. Trump, in his campaign speeches did the same thing that most egocentric politicians do. He promised to build walls across the Mexican border, order mass deportations against certain ethnic groups, stop all immigration from Islamic countries, further empower and already militaristic repressive police state and continue to subjugate the rights of women and the LGBTI community. Fear mongering, a tactic used by almost every dictator in recorded history is the candy that the people wanted.
If Trump comes back from this latest episode and remains on the ticket, we are surely a country that has lost it’s basic common sense. The decision for Trump to withdraw from the race is our decision, not his. The evangelicals and others who find themselves thoroughly disgusted by the thought of Hillary Clinton as President along with other Christian groups now have a moral decision to make. To follow the tenants of their religion, or to support a man whose morals are so lacking that he mocks the very concept of Christianity.
No one is asking Hillary Clinton to withdraw, even though she carries a lot of baggage that will make her presidency difficult. Without a majority in the house and senate, the bitterness over the election will follow her full term calling into question every decision she makes. The moral standard is based on the person running for president. Bill Clinton has the character and morals of a sewer rat. Hillary Clinton, the actual presidential candidate is in the opinion of the public, a liar and not trustworthy.
Tonight, the two candidates, in front of a world-wide audience will once again embarrass themselves and America in a so-called debate. Please watch this if, Mr. Trump shows up, it will be entertaining, I do not expect anyone to take the high ground and above everything else be afraid, be very afraid. One of these people could be President of The United States of America for the next four years.