Love Donald Trump, like Trump, hate Trump or just don’t care about Trump, the one thing he has done with this campaign is get people to examine and talk about the political process.
I am a firm believer in one vote, one person. I do not like the electoral process. OK, get ready for it, because now come the folks to explain how much better the process is due to the electoral vote. I do not believe that to be true.
A true representation of what the American people want is one vote, one person, or the popular vote. But when you have politicians running the process or coming up with the process or having a say in the process, it is no longer reflective of the populace.
Trump has people thinking about the process; he has people (Americans) questioning the process. When the questions get too strong or too close to the point, the Republican National Committee chairman and others come out of the woodwork to bash Trump and others who want a truly fair election.
The Republican Party has been against Trump from the start. He is not a politician. He is paying for his campaign. He owes no one. They also point to the fact that he has contributed to Democratic campaigns and those running for office. Well, here is a mind-blowing fact, even though I am a registered Republican, I have in the past voted Democratic. The career politicians cannot stand this. They hate it when we cross lines. If Trump gets into the White House he owes no one for the accomplishment but himself and the American people who voted him in there.
But oops, the American people will not put him in there. The Electoral College will or will not. I am not saying that I feel Trump is presidential, but he is plain in his language and his thoughts (diplomacy is not his best trait), and he reflects a lot of the frustration American people feel. Proof of that is in how many states he has won. The RNC and the Republican Party are getting scared. Trump is doing well with the American people because the Republican Party has yet to come up with a viable candidate. Ted Cruz is someone they will settle for because he is a career politician, even though many of his colleagues can’t stand him and his record is poor. As for John Kasich, I’m not really sure why he is still in the running with the numbers he has. But then again, he is a career politician and maybe he is hoping for that vice president spot.
The political process and those in it have become a joke. Trump may have become part of it himself, but he did not cause it. What Trump did is bring attention to it and have people questioning it. So say what you want about Trump. Is he presidential or not? Who knows? But what I do know is that I am tired of career politicians. By putting them in office we get more of the same. Maybe it’s time to try someone who is not a career-oriented politician and who owes no one for the job. Maybe the majority of the American people feel the same way.
Charles E. Hubbard