I am not a political person. I am a cynic who came of age with the hippies and then wound up surviving the worst of the AIDS plague and George Bush and I worked for the federal government. I have, as they say, seen both sides now. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have opinions, in fact, they are quite brilliant ones, naturellement.
Out at dinner last night a friend asked “Would you rather have Trump or Reagan as president?” and I said Trump. Astonishment and concern flowed. I think the general agreement was that I was suffering an udon induced stroke.
And even as I voiced my vote, I felt ashamed to have said it out loud. I think Trump is detestable, actually a worse person than Reagan, a possibility unthinkable before this campaign. My point was this: if you have two people trying to shoot you and one can aim and the other is a moron who is not quite sure which end the bullets come out of, which one seems more likely to cause damage?
Reagam was a monster who caused widespread and lasting damage and the reason he was able to do so was because he was capable of working in the halls of power. Trump on the other hand, doesn’t seem like he could find those halls with GPS. I understand he will be surrounded by much smarter men working for him who will know how to push the buttons, but still, evil and stupid versus evil and canny. I said Trump. Oh, the shame. The shame.