Danielle Allen’s Feb. 23 column “Our moment of truth: We must stop Trump” derailed itself in the first paragraph when, referring to Donald Trump’s rise as the Republican frontrunner for president, she said, “My point rather is about how a demagogic opportunist can exploit a divided country.”
My first reaction? Exactly! How did Barack Obama rise to power by doing exactly that?
Although it is pure speculation, my suspicion is that Allen voted for our current president, a divider and demagogue the likes of which we have never seen, not once, but probably twice.
Now she is imploring all Democrats and Republicans to unite to stop the Trump train at all cost. Even if it means, in her case, holding her nose and voting for Marco Rubio. Poor thing.
Not a Trump supporter, but not a Trump hater, I find irony in her desperate plea to unite to save a democracy well on its way down the path to European socialism and moral decline.
As boorish as he may be at times, Trump may not be the answer, but he certainly is not more of the same, and that is precisely his appeal.