Well. What can I say? I wasn’t supporting Mr. Trump because of his saintly demeanor. We all knew he was crass. But the audio tape demeaning women is indefensible.
I still believe that on Friday, January 20, 2017 either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President (increasingly unlikely to be Mr. Trump). Voting for Gary Johnson (Libertarian) or Jill Stein (Green Party) may salve one’s conscience, but is ultimately a wasted vote.
Victor Davis Hanson penned an editorial recently that, while predating the release of the Trump tape, did address the issue in the broad sense.
[Source: From Greek tragedy to American therapy, by Victor Davis Hanson]
Davis Hanson tells us, “the Greeks gave us tragedy — the idea that life is never fair. Terrible stuff for no reason tragically falls on good people. Life’s choices are sometimes only between the bad and the far worse.”
Davis Hanson’s statement provides the logical reason to stay with Mr. Trump. The logic revolves around the question of whether Hillary Clinton (and her husband, Bill) are a worse choice than the crass and boorish Mr. Trump? Even if one limits the equation to the issue of treatment of women, can anyone say that the proven public track record of Bill and Hillary is even in the ballpark of the Trump statements.
It may be unfortunate that St. Thomas Moore is not the Republican candidate, but he isn’t (and he’s dead). I simply cannot abide the thought of Hillary Clinton as President.