Donald Trump wasn't my favorite among the Republican candidates. But he was on Hillary Clinton's short list of preferred opponents, along with Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, so he had that going for him. One has to wonder what kind of dirt her team had on Cruz and Carson. If they run for president again maybe we will find out.
Team Hillary fired their best shot at Trump when the video was released of him talking to a reporter with an open mic about how women respond to powerful men -- you can grab them by the privates. The media were in an uproar, but Trump brushed them off, and it didn't hurt him. It's doubtful Cruz or Carson could do that so successfully. Herman Cain couldn't.
Trump is a bombastic blowhard which is not an especially appealing trait. And that's what triggers so much animosity toward him. Most of his policies contain a lot of common sense. Sure, lefties are going to do everything they can to thwart him. But basically all they have is a common distaste for blowhards. Never-Trumper Johah Goldberg typifies that distaste in The President Is This Presidency’s Worst Enemy.
But here's a least one highly regarded conservative who has come around to appreciate Trump. Dennis Prager has a suggestion: It's Time for Conservatives to Celebrate This President.
The Trump presidency has a lot of potential, and the country could be better as a result. "Just give him a chance" was the refrain we heard over and over when Obama was elected. We gave him a chance. Now let's give Trump a chance.
Make American Great Again!
12:48 PM 4/5/2017