As I've said on many occasions I understand Trump's appeal as well as Hillary's lack of same.
With Trump there's no pulling punches, you know exactly what he's thinking because he says it. Not that it won't change in 5 minutes.
With Hillary it's much the opposite. She's mastered the art of dodging - and the accompanying cackle when she thinks she's gotten away with it.
Let me ask, is either of them what you want as the face of our country? Hillary is a shoo in for the Democrat nomination. Democrats have decided she's due her due. Why I have no idea except that perhaps they've bought into the sanctity of the party rather than the country.
With that as a given we have to look at the Republicans. With 12 candidates still in the running is there not one of them who can articulate Republican frustrations in a more civilized manner than Mr. Trump? I find it hard to believe that at least one of those candidates can't match his understanding of the electorate's frustrations and able to voice them with a modicum of personality and what Trump is missing ~ charm. No, not all the love and joy malarkey, that doesn't cut it. Neither does Trump's broad brush srtokes, truth be said.
The pundits I habitually listen to, be they old timers or of another generation, all are students of politics and haven't yet grasped that this cycle shows the evolution of the process. Not necessarily in a good way, but it is evolving. No longer is what has been going to be.
With Iowa getting ever closer perhaps a cold winter night in Iowa will knock Trump down a peg. Don't expect him to be gracious about it if he doesn't win and who ever does win had best don a suit of inpenatrable armor. I would expect him to bluster his way through New Hampshire and if he behaves he could even win Nevada but from there it's any ones guess.
I have no resolutions this new year; only what is probably misguided hope. Hope that those who care enough to vote in the primaries also care enough about their country to let it be known rude and crude isn't enough.
As far as a corrupt self-serving candidate is concerned, the Democrats are stuck. You'd think that after 7 years of Barack Obama they'd know better and have the courage to turn away from a nearly mirror image. Not in appearance, obviously, but in ideology, respect for the people, the Constitution and our laws and devotion to the country. They get none with Hillary. They do get the latter half of Crude and Corruption.
And so it begins in earnest. What more can I hope for? An outlier in both parties. A hope that I'm afraid will never come to fruition!