Is anybody really shocked by Donald Trump’s recently revealed remarks about women? I assume a great many people are disgusted and repulsed, but shocked, really?
Maybe there are some who are shocked—I can easily believe that a lot of women are shocked because they’ve never heard the way some men talk about women when they aren’t around.
I’ve heard this kind of talk from men most of my life so hearing it from a vulgar fool like Trump doesn’t surprise me. When I was a teenager and in college, it wasn’t unusual at all to hear boys and men talk about girls and women this way. I have no doubt things are changing but in my generation (Trump’s generation), that was way it was.
What should follow upon this latest revelation of Trump’s disgusting nature? He apologized but, as usual, the apologies were insincere and he took advantage of the occasion to say that he had heard Bill Clinton say as bad or worse on the golf course. (And does that surprise anyone?)
I think those who are demanding that Trump step down as the head of the ticket should be careful what they wish for. If he did step down and handed it over to Pence, it would make things worse for Hillary Clinton. Her best hope at this point is that Trump continues to run and continues to act just like himself.
Anybody who saw the vice-presidential debate could easily see that Pence was running for president. Aside from the stigma that attaches to him for continuing to apologize for Trump, he is far more recognizable a standard conservative Republican and could attract the millions of voters too repelled by Trump to vote for him. In fact, I’m very much afraid that a deal has already been struck and that Pence will be the replacement for Trump—perhaps just after this upcoming debate or the one afterward.
I say, don’t ask for Trump to give up and go away; rather, encourage the fool to keep on swinging away till he punches himself and the Republican Party into electoral insensibility.