DOUBLE POST

One commenter requested that I give my best shot at describing the “Trump” voter. Then I got to thinking that, if I was tackling one extreme, I ought to do both.
So there are two posts. One right after the other.

But before getting to the posts, I have to offer a disclaimer. I am not a psychologist nor a professional pollster. I am someone who spent twenty years professionally in the world of national politics, serving in the legislative and executive branches [as a Republican under Republicans] and working in the private business sector for a Washington, D.C., consulting firm. I’ve also spent the last decade or so in the “reddest” state in the U.S.; so I’m not speaking/writing from a “blue/liberal” enclave.

4 thoughts on “DOUBLE POST”

  1. Tom says:

    Thank you for your opinion. Unfortunately there is nothing I disagree with. This does strengthen my seeming “disloyalty” to any political “religion” where I end up voting for a mix of republicans and democrats.

    Regrettably there are few if any political ‘elites’ involved (meaning well educated, experienced, and ethical professionals) despite everyone blaming them for everything these days.

    If Biden/Harris win then the we’ll see from the Cabinet they form whether or not the democrats have learned anything about how to govern given the excellent example from Trump of how not to do so.

    If Trump wins then it will be interesting, for my last years, to see how US citizens handle the Putin like daily life. Maybe quite well given the experience with Al Capone in Chicago.

  2. Shannon says:

    For what it’s worth, I think your descriptions are accurate.

  3. Christopher Robin says:

    These are excellent descriptions and it has helped me reflect on my own tendencies and beliefs. What would be nice to see is the middle ground between the two. I believe effective compromise could be achieved between the two without each feeling like they sold out to the other. Unfortunately a constant for both sides seems to be the belief in the absolute rightness of their cause. Compromise is seen as weakness when in reality it’s the heart of American success. We can’t stay in the past, yet at the same time we shouldn’t tear down too many fences without knowing why they are there first. We need balance at a time when everyone just wants to rock the boat.

  4. John Mai says:

    How dare you attempt fairness! That’s just not how things are done anymore. Pick a side or sit on the…um, sidelines. Wait…

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