It was mostly careless, clueless people who elected Trump as a protest vote. But the underlying problem now is that most of the country’s bad eggs have at long last coalesced under a single party banner — Republican. Now they have real power and so it doesn’t take much accidental help from others to elect a Buffoon like Trump to the White House.

Also Chris said that America does better with strong men as president. But he grossly misreads real strength if he thinks Trump’s loud blather represents strength. Would be dictators like the Donald feel compelled to sound and act tough 24/7 because actually they are always running scared.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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