Nov. 8, 2016 can’t come soon enough for me. This is the date the country elects a new president. This is the date that I hope, with every bone in my body, Donald Trump is elected.
Trump getting elected would be the best thing that could happen to this country for a couple of reasons.
First, a Trump victory would serve as an important lesson for the GOP. There are several parties within the party and nobody seems to agree on anything anymore. You have the Ted Cruz’s of the party, the Mike Huckabee’s, and libertarian-leanings of Rand Paul—though as a libertarian, I’m still not completely sure what the term “libertarian-leaning” means.
I could keep listing the different factions but there really isn’t any point, you get the idea.
The dysfunction is pretty clear to everyone, yet Republican leaders refuse to create a cohesive vision to unite the party (one might argue this is because of the incentive some factions have in maintaining the dysfunction, but that’s another article for another day).
Perhaps the absurdity of Trump’s election would serve as the sobering catalyst needed for the adults in the party to put their squabbling aside to lead the party forward.
Second, people in this country seem to think the president still matters. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that position within our government is mostly smoke and mirrors. Congress is what matters, but congressional candidates aren’t sexy and fun to follow.
There isn’t enough money thrown in their races, there are too many of them to keep track of and the majority of voters aren’t entirely sure how Congress works, anyway.
It’s easier for everyone to watch Fox News, MSNBC or CNN and take talking points from some random talking head and spew them across the dinner table or at a bar with friends every few years and call themselves politically active.
But when President Trump starts trying to enact his absurd campaign promises, supporters and critics alike will get an important civics refresher—the power of the other branches via checks and balances. If, on the other hand, Congress goes along with his agenda, then it’s too late and we’ll have the government we deserve).
I get it; it’s early in the process. Though Trump leads significantly there is a great chance he will not end up being the nominee for the Republican Party. But for the sake of the Republican Party, for the sake of the country and honestly, for the sake of hopefully improving the quality of late night television for 4-8 years, Trump needs to get elected.
Mr. Trump, you’re hired!