A Republican convention delegate in Pennsylvania said after the primary that “a revolution is going on.” I have heard “revolution” from numbers of very responsible people. Also, I hear that if Democrats win, we are in big trouble.
Enormous numbers of the public want a fresh look at our major problems grown so large so long. It is perfectly clear that both Republican and Democratic establishments will continue failure.
Only Donald Trump offers penetrating examinations once the presidency allows his gathering of public and private experts to pool expertise. He is a born negotiator, patriot, problem solver, operator at high levels and is neither an ideologue nor politically correct, a political rarity.
Ideologues and the politically correct are mostly askew of common sense and largely unreachable by rational argument. They tend to be censorious and condescending. They are so regarded by a vast population.
There is upheaval in this country. Similar watershed elections were in 1828, 1832, and 1932. They ushered in the Jacksonian Period and the New Deal. If this election does not produce real change, the next chance may come from a real demagogue. The situation now will grow and swell the “revolution.”
William Rector Erwin Jr.
Manuscript Librarian, Duke University Library, 1960-1999, American & British History