Was it same elec­tion?

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

Jeez, Pro­fes­sor Gitz. Which elec­tion did you watch last year?

To as­sert that Don­ald Trump was the only one of the GOP can­di­dates who wouldn’t have won in a walk takes imag­i­na­tion to new heights. Do you re­ally think that Bobby Jin­dal or Rand Paul or Scott Walker or the Huck­ster could have won? And how about the empty suit twins Ben Carson (think Dan Quayle in the third grade) or Lit­tle Marco? Se­ri­ously? And lastly, Sen­a­tor Cruz, the first com­ing of Tom Cot­ton but with­out the mil­i­tary chops, and the ever-scin­til­lat­ing Gover­nor Ka­sich?

Each of these can­di­dates in the gen­eral elec­tion would have had to de­fend pol­icy po­si­tions that might not have been ex­actly ap­peal­ing to the elec­torate at large. Only Trump could, and did, op­er­ate solely on per­son­al­ity.

No one in­clud­ing his cur­rent staff even today know his po­si­tions on many of the is­sues fac­ing the United States. He doesn’t know ei­ther. That’s a very fright­en­ing re­al­ity but to­tally un­sur­pris­ing.

We all need to re­mem­ber that in­com­pe­tence is not grounds for im­peach­ment or re­moval un­der Amend­ment 25. Keep in mind too that there’s an­other elec­tion com­ing and changes can take place in Congress that will ef­fec­tively neuter The Don­ald. But first the Democrats have to lose Ms. Pelosi and come up with so­lu­tions to is­sues that mat­ter more in the grand scheme than who goes to which bath­room.

Good luck to us all. Only 42½ months to go, if we last that long. DEN­NIS BARRY

Lit­tle Rock

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