USA Today: Trump Unfit to Be President

USA today made its first presidential endorsement in its 34 year history. It declares Donald Trump unfit to be President:

We haven't made a voting recommendation in 34 years. For this election, we made an exception

..This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency.

While this and other mainstream media opposition may not matter to his under-informed fans, that's besides the point if they don't show up to vote. Trump doesn't have a cohesive get out the vote effort. Hillary has been working on hers for 8 years. He doesn't even seem to have much of a campaign. [More...]

The more the establishment turns on Trump, the more likely Trump's marginalized and under-informed fan base will turn out to cheer him with their hate-filled signs and screams. But turning out at rallies to be part of the action is very different than making the personal decision to fill out a ballot and mail it in or show up to vote. I'd bet most of them can't be bothered, don't have the attention span, or will just blow it off. They are rabel-rousers, not activists.

Even if Trump's hard-core fans aren't smart enough to distinguish between real life and a reality show, or are simply too angry and bitter to bother, most voters can, and I believe they will turn out in droves to reject Trump's narcissistic, sexist immigrant-bashing carnival barking.

There's really a simple reason Trump won't win this election: He's cringe-worthy on a personal level. He goes against everything we were ever taught about how to treat people. I've said it many times -- we were raised better, and we know it.

< Happy Birthday and Open Thread
  • The Online Magazine with Liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news

  • Contribute To TalkLeft

  • Display: Sort:
    Stop the Presses! (5.00 / 3) (#2)
    by Repack Rider on Thu Sep 29, 2016 at 10:44:52 PM EST
    It declares Donald Trump unfit to be President:

    I'm not a journalist.  But I scooped USA Today by...a year or two on this story.

    And then there's this: (none / 0) (#1)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Thu Sep 29, 2016 at 10:30:07 PM EST
    Los Angeles Times | September 29, 2016
    Trump's rise draws white supremacists into political mainstream: "I am winning," says David Duke - "David Duke worked the Louisiana gun show like a preacher pursuing souls, cornering potential voters as they picked over firearms and ammo. The robes are gone and the rhetoric is softer than during his grand wizard days. But Duke has not shed his relentless proselytizing for the white race, even though voters have repeatedly rejected the former Ku Klux Klan leader's attempts to regain public office. Duke is undeterred. As he sees it, this is the moment. After last running for election in 1999, he's back with a long-shot bid for Louisiana's open U.S. Senate seat. And his reason for optimism is clear: Donald Trump."