From: thefederalist.com, by Grant Stinchfield, on Apr 19, 2016, see the article HERE.
Donald Trump is off the rails. He is a train wreck. It’s not just his antics and childish behavior that has me so put off, it’s his failure to improve as a candidate.
After nine months on the campaign trail, I expected Trump to fully grasp the issues and have in-depth policy solutions to our problems. Yet he still is “winging it.” He has failed to surround himself with top-notch, respected experts to craft a legitimate conservative platform. The reality is now clear: Trump has no depth, and he fails to grasp even the most basic conservative principles.
I fell victim to my own hatred. Donald Trump offered me a vehicle to stick it to the bloviating bureaucrats I despise. I dedicated my life to exposing self-promoting career politicians and their love of big government programs. Trump was the guy who was going to scare the hell out of the “establishment,” the guy who was going to turn Washington on its head. So I voted with anger in my heart. I gave my vote to Trump with expectation he would find his way by putting smart constitutional conservatives by his side. Trump didn’t find his way; he got lost.
Sadly, I did exactly what my mother always warned me not to do. I made an important decision while in an emotionally fragile state of anger and despair. My vote for Trump amounted to a vendetta against the ruling class of DC career politicians. I made a mistake.
It’s why I am publicly apologizing to governors Rick Perry and Scott Walker. I abandoned them way too early. I now realize their level-headed grasp on conservative values and principles would have made them the perfect candidates to carry a torch of limited government straight into the White House.
Governor Perry, Governor Walker: I am sorry. The worst part I fear it’s too late. Can anyone save the Republican Party? Can Donald Trump save himself? I can only say I hope so, but there are no guarantees.
Make no mistake; I will vote for whoever the Republican nominee is. I hope other conservatives follow my lead. Even a maniacal Trump would be better than a criminally charged Hillary Clinton. I have always said that the only way we lose to Hillary is if we sabotage ourselves. It’s amazing to me that’s exactly what we’re doing.
Grant Stinchfield is the evening drive time conservative talk show host in Dallas, Texas, on 570 KLIF, a Cumulus Station. Grant is also a business owner, operating both a large auto care business and trucking company that contracts with Fortune 500 companies.
Now, here is an honest man. He is admitting that he made a mistake, kudos to him for doing that. It is unfortunately becoming uncommon for people to admit to mistakes – many (like Donald Trump) view admitting a mistake as a sign of weakness. But when you’re wrong, you’re wrong, and not admitting it just shows your inability to deal honestly with circumstances as they are.
Mr. Stinchfield has identified the way that lots of people feel. They may have been enamored of Trump at first, but as he exposed more of himself, we could see that he was a sham, a facade. Not only has he not grown, he’s doubled-down on his antics and childish behavior apparently thinking that is what his supporters want – and maybe that IS what they want. But any thinking conservative knows that Trump is not a conservative (he can’t even define the word as used in a political context).
All of what Mr. Stinchfield said is great and he deserves credit for saying it, but it does beg the question: what about Ted Cruz? He never mentioned Ted Cruz?