Carson much better choice than Trump
Donald Trump rightfully sees and understands the latent frustration and anger built up in the American electorate. The people of this country are fed up with a non-performing economy, broken promises, deception from the White House, a Department of Justice that fails to prosecute our laws, and a whole variety of other grievances that can be laid at the feet of self-serving politicians.
Trump’s identifying of this anger is accurate and has provided a strong opportunity to gain the public's attention. However, hearing the rude and offensive comments by candidate Trump saddens me. It is sad to think that this man of obvious means and acknowledged stature should find it necessary to label anyone who disagrees with him with some sort of derogatory epithet.
It is reported that he has called women he doesn’t like, fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals. It has been reported that his Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks and that he once told a contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice” it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees.
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The office which he seeks is one of dignity and commands respect. And if not respect for his opposition, at least respect for the American voters and the highest office in their country.
We have had six plus years of a self-justifying, arrogant narcissist in the White House. We don't need to amplify that by electing another narcissist who, like the current president, has no reservations about striking out at his perceived opposition and punishing them with verbal abuse. There is no real war on women, but supporting a crude misogynist certainly brings an unfortunate reality to that argument.
Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and even Chris Christie are gentlemen compared to Trump.
If the voters want to see a true gentleman who doesn't mind dealing with his critics appropriately, and keeping the focus on the really important matters in this election, then all they have to do is watch Dr. Ben Carson and compare his demeanor with that of Trump.
The contrast is stark.
And from where this writer sits, there is a lot to be proud of when one is considered a gentleman, and not a bully.
John J. Clarke Jr., Murrells Inlet