It is not hard to be a fortune teller during this election process. If Trump loses in November one can already hear his rantings that the “system is rigged,” that he won the election and his supporters were robbed.
Trump supporters are a collection of citizens who are fearful and longing for the yesterdays that never existed except on TV’s “Father Knows Best.” If Trump loses they will raise the voice of outrage. It is conceivable that civil unrest and threats of heinous acts will follow Trump’s declarations of foul play.
None of this would be surprising considering the dark image of America Trump decried throughout the primaries and during the convention. Once hatred and fear are the hallmarks fomented by Trump the savior, the dogs of internal conflict are released.
Trump’s acceptance speech receiving the Republican nomination was all about the “crisis” Americans are facing, the threats posed by “them” who will without Trump threaten families on the streets of our cities and in our homes. The one evil more frightening is Hillary.
At no time did Trump acknowledge the constitutional system that is the backbone to our democracy. At no time did he offer specifics of any plan, but simply demanded that America trust him. He must truly believe being president has the power of a dictator.
It is remarkable and shameful of the elder statesmen of the Republican Party that so few have had the courage of their alleged principles. Some stayed away from Cleveland, but that in and of itself is no badge of courage.