Warning: the following is political in nature and should not be read by anyone.
Here’s the disclaimer (if you made it past the first one above): I am not voting for Donald Trump. Nor, I should add, will I be voting for Hillary Clinton. This country is in desperate need of a strong president, a solid leader and certainly a uniter and neither of those two fit the bill.
For those who can grasp the fundamental purpose a grammatical period and/or can go a whole day without typing “LOL” or “OMG” to your “BFF” — you probably understand why voting for Donald Trump is a bad idea. He embodies so much of what’s wrong with this country.
However, HOWEVER, I think Trump might have some potential as being Commander in Chief. And after listing to a sofrep.com podcast recently — a website run by military veterans including former Navy SEAL sniper and best-selling author Brandon Webb — their guest did a great job of summarizing what’s sort of been scratching my brain lately.
Now. I get why much of the rest of the world is already laughing at us for possibly even considering Donald Trump as our president but hear me out on this one…
No matter who is elected in November — be it Hillary, Bernie, Cruz, Kasich or Trump — the next president is going to have to deal with a lot of pissed off enemies, regimes, adversaries, world leaders or however you want to classify them. After all, the United States is not a very well liked country (and no, it’s not all Obama’s fault).
You’ve got North Korea and Lil’ Kim. Russia and Putin. Iran. China. And despite what happened recently in Brussels, to a much lesser degree – ISIS.
Who, really, among these candidates has the balls (and I think it’s safe to include Hillary in that statement) to take center stage and strongly stand up to any of those?
I think Bernie’s more focused on trying to fix America’s internal problems. Hillary won’t be taken seriously because of her gender (plus, she’s a whack-job). Cruz is all over the board with his ideas and as for Kasich, while seemingly a decent guy, I’ve yet to see any tough stance(s) on what he’d do to fight terrorism, protect the homeland, etc.
But Trump… Trump’s a wildcard.
Here’s a guy teetering on the edge of insanity to the point that even our enemies (and allies for that matter) aren’t really sure what he’s capable of. Would he go toe-to-toe with Putin? Would he really pull out of NATO? Would he abandon South Korea unless they pay more for US protection and assistance – opening them up to attacks from North Korea?
I don’t know. He’s surely hinted he might.
Would a Trump presidency fly Apache helicopters into northern Mexico to attack the drug cartel tunnels if he believed they were being used to bring terrorists into the US? It’s almost unthinkable that he would, but he might.
He’s almost like that weird uncle who tells outlandish stories from his youth; like that time he climbed from a 10th story balcony to a 7th floor balcony during Spring Break ’94 to fight the boyfriend of the chick who turned him down at the Harpoon Harry’s in Panama City Beach, FL.
Yet you’ve seen enough over the years to believe that maybe, just maybe, he actually did that but at the same time you think: there’s no way he’d be that stupid. He has to be exaggerating.
In a nutshell, that’s Donald Trump.
As the former special forces solider succinctly said in the podcast: “That crazy son of a bitch just might actually do it.”
And that may be all it really takes.