Diary

On Trump

A lot is being made out in the media bout Donald Trump’s comments and rise in the polls. Here are a few of things to remember:

1) In 2012 Rep Bachmann was leading at this point. It is way too early to determine anything.

2) The further along in the process we get, the more I believe (pray) people will snap out of it and think beyond their emotions.

I believe what is fueling Trump’s rise in the polls is an outward venting of frustration. Many people are fed up.

3) Analysis of solutions will act as a negative effect the closer we get to an actual election. I wont get into the particulars of Trump’s proposals, but as a policy wonk, let me say what I hear makes me ill.

4) Bring on the debates!

As well articulated as Trump is, I do not think he will be able to handle Rubio, or Fiorina, or Cruz. Note: The GOP would be wise to include Fiorina.

Finally, for those who are wondering who my preferences are I will say this: Whomever I support will need to not only articulate his beliefs, but be able to govern effectively.

I was leaning early on toward Scott Walker (Governor, Wisconsin) by virtue of his being able to govern in a tough, polarizing environment.

However, the more I hear [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] (Florida) speak, the more my heart wants jump onto his band wagon.

I am not settled, though.

The bench is deep this year, provided we do not follow the path of past elections and succumb to the notorious GOP Circular Firing Squad ™.