Tricia has a thoughtful and interesting post, The Buzz on Howard Schultz. She observes that our first temptation, to enjoy the infighting among the Democrats misses something important. Here are some of her observations.
Lest Republicans get tempted to grab popcorn and enjoy the show, they should understand that Schultz is appealing to Conservative voters too. People like myself who, while appreciating many of Trump’s polices, have moved beyond being annoyed with his temperament to worried about the damage its doing and could do in the future. While not nearly enough is known about Howard Schultz for me to say I’d vote for him, his potential candidacy is intriguing.
At the very least it offers a chance for sanity to be injected back in to the election process. How refreshing it would be to have Trump or whoever the Republican nominee is debate a real person of substance on policy issues instead of having to answer to the screeching quasi Socialist banshees going on about eliminating rich people, wealth confiscation and the evils of capitalism. (from here)
Schultz is considering a run as an independent, and the hysteria among Democrats is funny to watch. Yet as suggests the possibility that Trump might have to contend against a decent opponent is actually quite interesting.
Will I support Schultz? I doubt I will. One reason is that I don’t have the problem with Trump that concerns some people. Consider my comment on “Trump’s temperament”.
Trump is who he is. Can he improve? Who doesn’t need to improve?
Consider that phrase,”unforced errors”. Who makes unforced errors? A player, someone playing the game.
Trump is playing the game and overcoming ferocious opposition. Would I like him to commit fewer unforced errors? Compared to all the unforced errors his opponents are making? Given the bumbling of his opponents (due to TDS), I have difficult time figuring out what there is to complain about. But that is what the news media urges us to do — even as they are caught telling lie after lie.
Trump is one guy. Because he is the president and the only Republican in the party leadership position willing to fight, we focus on him (and maybe a few talk radio guys). Our focus on the Democrat side, on the other hand, is split over several officials and a rabid news media that madly attacks Trump personally. Have you tried counting all their stupid errors?
Democrats constantly go after Trump –personally. Trump pursues a policy agenda and lashes back when attacked. He behaves sanely by any comparison.
Frankly, I tire of hearing the complaints about Trump’s tweets. Some call it a blood sport, but politics is war. Losing is too costly. Can you imagine the personal stakes for Trump? The Democrats want to destroy him and his family.
Let the Lord judge Trump. I don’t know enough. The Democrats would do better to judge their own behavior. As it is I am grateful Trump won. H. Clinton would have been a disaster. So I am thankful the Lord gave us more time to save our republic.
It is easy for the rest of us to criticize Trump, to complain that some of the things he does are beneath the dignity of the President. It is easy to forget that Trump represents the best among us, including the political class who leads us. In fact, many of our political leaders are angry with Trump BECAUSE he has succeeded where they have failed.
If we want our leaders to aspire to higher standards, to behave with and to be deserving of greater dignity, first we ourselves must behave with and to be deserving of greater dignity. We cannot and will not elect better people if we do not become better ourselves.