What a lot of Americans — Republican and Democrat alike — have been dreading, has arrived. After yesterday’s primary, Donald Trump is now within only a few votes of being the Republican candidate for President this coming November.
For the first time — with but one exception — a total outsider to politics has stormed the scene. Unlike Eisenhower, though, whose diplomacy was learned in wartime and who became a wise and perceptive president, Trump — a property developer only — brings little except for simplistic solutions to complex problems in fast-changing times and a capacity for personal invective.
He’s exactly the sort of candidate the Founding Fathers wanted to protect America from when they wrote the Constitution — but didn’t succeed in this case.
Could Trump become president? Yes, of course he could, if he quickly gets expert advisers around him as soon as possible before the election campaign itself gets under way. And if he wins, he could be a dangerous president internationally. Some way would then have to be found of impeaching him, I guess.