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Noah Millman in The Week.
Sure, he's a crony capitalist whose success depended on his connections and astute manipulation of the law (including the bankruptcy code). But how is that attack going to sound coming from Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush?

Is it really too risky to have a commander-in-chief who says he would not rip up the Iran deal and would not make stronger moves against Vladimir Putin in Ukraine unless our European allies ask us to -- and yet soberly sensible to elect the chief architect of the Libyan debacle or a candidate who thinks it's a good idea to trumpet Paul Wolfowitz as one of his key advisers?

Or are we going to say we can't elect him because he's a jerk and a blowhard and has said awful things about women? Really? More awful than the things Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have said about gay people? More inflammatory than the things virtually every Republican candidate has said about Russia or Iran? (I'll take a leader who believes "Persians are great negotiators" over "Iran is run by a messianic suicide-cult" any day.) Or because he's a man with terrible taste? You don't think Trump would actually build a classier ballroom than Washington's got now? Have you been to Washington lately?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Aug 27th, 2015 at 08:19:50 AM EST
Trump may well turn out to be the winner of the republican primary, he might even be the best candidate in the field.

But let's not kid ourselves that, if he won the Presidency, the rest of the world may make decisions about the collective sanity of America, and not good ones

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 27th, 2015 at 10:46:09 AM EST
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may already have made those "decisions" about amurka. But then it's painful to watch what's going on in Germany as well.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin
by Crazy Horse on Thu Aug 27th, 2015 at 06:29:29 PM EST
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