There’s really no middle ground when it comes to Trump; you’re either an avid supporter or staunchly opposed. He has supporters on both sides, and critics on both sides and he continues to lead in Republican polls and win primaries around the country. On Saturday, South Carolinians took to the polls and trump won by a large margin, similar to his win in New Hampshire.
Looking at it now, it appears there is little doubt he will win the GOP nomination this summer, and then be faced with a general election against either Bernie Sanders, the Democratic-socialist from Vermont; or Hillary Clinton, former first lady, senator, and secretary of state.
There is an avid democratic base here at Roanoke College, at colleges across the country, and amongst young voters in general. Most of the demographic are ready to burn Donald at the stake for some of the outlandish things he’s said during his campaign, and both deplore and openly chastise anyone who supports him.
With that being said, I am voting for Donald Trump.
For one, as many of you “Bernhards” like to tout, Donald Trump’s campaign is not financed by big business or lobbyists. He’s self-supporting through his own personal wealth and through the donations of his followers like myself. The only difference between Donald and Bernie in this aspect is that Donald earned every last dime of that money by working for a living.
He may not be the smartest man on the stage come debate time during the GOP primaries, but I’ll tell you one thing: you don’t amass a fortune of his size by being a dummy, or even just by getting lucky.
Smart people always surround themselves with other smart people. That’s what he’ll do when he’s in office. He’ll pick the smartest, most qualified individuals for each cabinet appointment, because Donald will run this country like he has his companies.
If you look at his website, you’ll find that Donald only really talks about five core issues, and some of you may as, well why is that? Where does he stand? This is actually a brilliant strategy on Donald’s part for many reasons.
The President himself does not have the power to dictate policy or create law. By not getting specific on certain topics, he’s not backing himself into a corner where people can call him a flip-flopper. Donald is leaving himself flexible to listen to the people of this country, to listen to congress, and to act accordingly and in the best interest of the nation.
Candidates such as Hillary and Bernie, who come out swinging with issues such as free college, free healthcare, free this and that, are now boxed into what they are promising, and it seems like what they’re promising, they won’t be able to actually deliver on.
Donald promises little to nothing except to “Make America Great Again,” and he has a plan to do that; lower taxes for all, close tax loopholes, and bring companies and jobs back from overseas. He wants to secure our borders to protect our American way of life, take great care of the veterans who go overseas and put their lives on the line for our freedoms, often to come home with both visible and invisible battle scars and problems. And most importantly, he wants to protect and uphold the constitution of the United States of America, as is the sworn duty of all Presidents who serve in the oval office, even though there are many who fall short.