My Take on the Republican National Debates

A man must admit when he is wrong – and – I WAS WRONG!  In the time since this writing (Aug. 7, 2015) much has come to pass. Some was as I had expected. Bush fell harder and quicker than I had imagined, but Trump did, finally win the nomination. Rubio was Rubio, and Cruze, crazy as hell, though he is, is just Cruze. It was my own Governor who shocked me.

I have heard Kasich speak on a few occasions. He seemed level headed and honest. He addressed the fiscal responsibility that I support and social responsibility. He seemed to understand the balance of consensus.

In New York (campaigning with 14 delegates earned) he said ” I just go where they tell me to go”. I think that all believed this, and I think that his actions confirm this less-than-presidential position. He later became the party’s puppet consorting with Cruze to deflect delegates, gaming for an overthrow at the convention! This is not the man who I believed him to be.

I misjudged the man. I believed that he would fight a fair fight, but when mother America called, I had believed that he would answer the call. I was wrong. His refusal to attend the convention alienated him from his supporters and the nation. It was a horrible move.

Pence was a trade to forestall a contested convention. Trump does not want the guy and he is like a brown dress shoe, boring and always inappropriate. He will be an unremarkable V.P. in a remarkable presidency.

Trump will win handily, and after his term, or two terms, Tim Kane will run for President on the Democratic ticket and win. The world will be a very different and better place by then.

I hope that Donald has good people with strong security backgrounds at his side always. Some would be far too comfortable with Mr. Pence as the President (remember L.B.J.), in the horror of beltway politics, the unthinkable is cocktail party patter. Be safe and careful and, God bless you, Mr. Trump.

 

In Cleveland, Ohio yesterday, the Republican party debate was held between the presidential hopefuls. It was unusual and it was interesting.

What I found particularly interesting was the unlikely front-runner, Donald Trump. In a time when the Republican party has become a machine of mediocrity, churning out the next deserving candidate and sliding him into the prepared slot, with promises of marching in sync with the other so placed army, Donald Trump, and to a lesser extent, Kasich, seemed defiant. Can the monster be stared down and subdued? Could the Republican party find a place nearer the middle of the road!

I watched the debate on Fox News and I was particularly delighted at the analysis where a “group” of people (obviously biassed against Trump) was aggregated and asked to trash Trump’s effort. The effort denigrated  as, this morning, it became apparent that Trump had, indeed, won the debate.

Trump will probably be calling me any moment to see what I want him to do next. (I will keep my cell phone with me in case.) Here is what I will tell him.

“Donald! How’s it going, buddy” You know, same old stuff flying a HUGE airplane from New York to Cleveland – hanging out, just stuff …  well did you see the debate?  What should I do next? “OK so here is how we are going to play this thing, pal. You are doing very well. It is only because things have become so bad that any change is seen as positive. That is really good. The only problem is, on the horizon, someone will probably bring up the lack of experience thing” (awkward silence) “Anyway, I have a way for you to plug that hole in your campaign and to win Ohio” Really!  How? “It is simple, Donald.    Kasich.   He is a bit awkward speaking, but he is nice to you, and recognizes the frustration. He has the right background. Don’t you see, Donald! He is your Vice-President!  He is perfect!” …. I don’t know, Scott – umm….. “Now, Donald, We talked about this before. You CANNOT be both President and Vice President. Even bringing it up will cause real problems. It is a really bad idea and you need to never say it out loud again! With you as President, and Kasich as Vice President, not only do you have a chance to win the election, but you will be able to do the other things that you want to do – like upgrading the interior on Airforce 1 and remodeling the whitehouse and building the white house golf course and club. “Look, Donald, I am a busy man, you think on it – keep your lips together and call me tomorrow – good job so far.” Thanks, Scott – you are the best.  “I know, now get some sleep.”

Ok I have to admit – Donald will probably not call, but that is only because he has no idea that I exist. I have to say, he impressed me with his refreshing candor and his “guts”. It is refreshing. I am an Ohio guy, and Kasich is my runner-up, but I must admit, I really do want Donald to win. Things need changed and I believe that he might actually have the gumption to get it done.

Scott Cahill

Donald Trump’s Hair

 

It is starting to look like Donald may just be our next president. I will not bore you with discussion about issues of state, experience, or those of a technical nature. After all, those things have little to do with it.

I am growing my hair. Always, style is changed by the powerful and, win or lose, many of us will be sporting “Trump” hair in the coming months.

Thinning hair and an enlarged prostate are a couple of things that I have in common with Donald.

There have been some other presidential types with long interesting hair – but none quite so flamboyant.

Reagan had nice hair – long hair, but he greased his into submission instead of spraying it into a helmet-like apparition. I believe that the Trump “do” will have more of a dry look.

I, personally believe that Reagan, had he given it sufficient effort, could have made a meaningful hair statement, but he was afraid to take the leap. We need a man who will take chances.

 

 

The color is good, but he needs length and some effort to produce the “swoop”. Although I greatly admire Clinton, he “settled”.

I know what you are saying – “just not presidential”- give me some time. By November I will have the required length to achieve the full Trump. See you at the inauguration!

Scott Cahill

President Trump and Vice President Kasich

Donald Trump is winning. He is winning big. He beat the political insiders, Cruz and Rubio soundly, and the Party is scared.

Super Tuesday may well seal the deal, but for the Republican machine, any amount of money or manipulation must be spent to stop this out-of control (not controlled) outsider from stealing the great prize from those who waited in line, did the bidding of the party, and waited patiently for their time.

To them, he is a bully, who pushed into line ahead of others and there is much worry that he will not maintain the status quo. (He will not.)

I owe it to myself to say, I saw this coming. (see My Take on the Republican Debate) It was inevitable. Now, we wait for the evolution to play out and for Trump to (hopefully) chose Kasich as his running mate.

How did we get here?  The Republicans, prodded by tea party type factions, became more and more disassociated with the populous. They lost their touch. They cheered each other at rallies, and they cheered themselves as they shut down and stalled every effort of their opposition. They put forth a candidate who disbelieved evolution!  They would have marginalized themselves into obscurity, but they were fortunate to have an opponent producing a mirrored image of their failure.

Trump is not an attractive candidate. His self-promotion is distasteful, his flamboyance and his wealth are alienating. Only in an environment such as this could he have a chance. He speaks candidly, while others read prepared statements. He stands his ground, even when he makes a mistake. He never apologizes. He acts like a president. He has power because he assumes power.

Kasich, now there is a great man. He is checked. He is tested. He is serious, and his experience is deep and appropriate to the environment that we now face. Where, then is he lacking? He is lacking in a message. I know; “I wrote the last balanced federal budget” “I cut spending in Ohio and saved the state Billions” etc. etc. etc. and, he is right. He is the most fully qualified of the candidates, yet he is finishing last. His failure is in his lack of a simple statement of purpose.

I have heard Kasich speak a few times. At each of these events, even spending much to attend, I was kept from the candidate.  I was even asked to leave one opulent residence by the servants entrance so that I would not interrupt as they lunched with the Governor. Now, you lose the support of my beloved wife when you ask her to leave by the servant’s entrance.

The message that would have gained him the White House I could have written on a napkin in five minutes. It is this;

“The mechanics of government are complex and hard to learn. Flamboyance, nor piety can yield consensus. Only hard political work and selfless compromise can move this nation forward to resolve the reforms of tort and campaign finance. It will take a proven, well know politician to effect, successfully, this effort”

Kasich is a great guy and a fine politician (politician used as a good thing) I hope that Trump asks him, and I hope that he accepts to be his running mate. Trump absolutely needs Kasich to manipulate the complex workings of government. Without such a man, he will find life within the beltway intolerable.

Kasich is a balanced and considered servant of the people of Ohio. He is highly regarded in a state that is important to the progression of a presidential campaign.

Scott Cahill

Donald Trump – Why are Republican insiders so frightened of him?

Tomorrow we will vote in the Republican primary in Ohio. Our beloved Governor is campaigning with Mitt Romney. Mitt is there, undoubtedly to defame Trump he is there to say anything, to convince anyone who will listen, not to vote for Donald Trump.

It is always a shame when, in the process of debate, one must digress to an assault on one’s opponent. It is usually perceived as a lack of good argument on the part of the assailant, and usually with good reason. It is all the more unsavory when one must enlist another to inject the poison to keep one’s own hands clean. I believe that voters see through this.

(from The Atlantic)

Kasich is a great governor, a competent man and a fine politician. He has failed at projecting a message. Deep in his heart, he knows the reality of the interpolation of results and must be preparing for a loss. Why, then, involve oneself in such a childish game? Why, in fact, has the Republican Party involved itself in such a game from the very beginning of this campaign cycle.

Almost every news outlet has warped their coverage and have manipulated facts to put the worst possible face on one candidate. The candidates, as they dropped from the running, each, in turn took a shot at him. The attacks by Bush, Cruz, Rubio, and even Christie. (Christie, though, has since seen the light, and is now Donald’s best friend! I wonder if Donald is aware of that which is obvious to most of us?)  (see https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-take-republican-national-debates-scott-cahill?trk=mp-reader-card )

As I stated many times before in my writing, I believe Kasich to be Trumps’ best pick for V.P. I believe that to be a great accomplishment and I believe that Governor Kasich should be honored if asked.  see:   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/president-trump-vice-kasich-scott-cahill?trk=mp-reader-card )

They are scared. They are desperate. They are pulling out all of the stops. Trump, a nice guy (for a New York City real estate developer, a peach of a guy) has been called a woman hater, with boards of directors filled with women in the most powerful positions. He has been called a racist, with a bevy of international friends and business associates of every race and religion and an immigrant wife. He has been called everything bad that they can imagine.

Through it he has stood his ground without apology. He acted – well, he acted like a president. Vladimir Putin even conveyed his respect, saying that Trump was the only person running for President who he could respect. I am not a Putin fan, but, it is a good thing for the President to be respected by the leader of a mega-superpower.

Still, with the writing on the wall, the establishment struggles for a way to knock him off of the shelf. They are discussing turning against the voting public and simply refusing to nominate Trump in Cleveland at the convention. They are discussing a banding together of all of the remaining candidates to poll their votes with the second place to defend the position of President from Trump. This is uncharted territory. For decades, no such thought has been put forth.

Why, then,  do they so despise this man who is pulling so many into the Party and who has so significant a lead from the populous and from the electoral college? Why would such a party not embrace a man who is willing to put his business and his personal freedom on hold to help to save the country that he so deeply loves?

Answer:  He is not controlled. (leading one to suppose that the others are) He is not controllable, and he might actually do the things that all of the candidates are promising, and have promised to do for so long, but have failed to execute.

We may actually, one day have a flat tax or some other fair tax structure. We may have fair trade deals where Americans can buy drugs for the same price as Canadians or Mexicans or Scandinavians, instead of ten or twenty or a hundred times as much. We may deal honorably with immigration and hold our borders secure. We may actually deal, at last, with tort reform.

All of those running have promised some part of these things, but, of course, when the time comes, the men with the money will be sitting in the office explaining why we need not address this issue now.

A man with more money than he could spend is pretty hard to influence. He cant be bribed. He won’t be persuaded by the promise of a great book deal or a plush job in retirement or a seat on a board. (He has a jet with gold-plated seat belt buckles.)

That, my friends, is why, in spite of the fact that we want this man to be our next President, they are doing anything that they can do to make sure that it will never happen. If ever there was a time to vote your heart, it truly is now.

Scott Cahill

Stopping Donald Trump

I love writing. I appreciate you reading that which I write. I try hard to “get it right” and, I hope, I usually do.

Recently I made some predictions. They were based on data, accurate, and considered. I was wrong. What I failed to consider was the absolute resolute stand by the Republican machine to defeat Donald Trump and to install, in his place, one who would do “what he was told”.

You may love Trump or you may hate him. It is unimportant to the discussion of this document.

Donald Trump was never supposed to get this far. He was to try, stick his foot in his mouth, and wander off of the stage, defeated, and go back to writing those checks to candidates. The problem was – they had pushed us too far. The government shutdowns, the unbalanced budgets, the theft of Social Security, the lies of those seeking office realized after they attained their goal, all of it. ENOUGH!

The people of this country were ready to accept a guy who was imperfect, who’s father had not groomed him since birth to never make a mistake, who was just a guy who did things and succeeded and failed and had embarrassments and  successes, and good luck, and bad luck, a guy like us. Although he had opportunity that escapes most of us, he is imperfect. He says things that he wishes he hadn’t said. His hair is imperfect. He gets mad. He is “real”. We are real, too.

Here is a rundown of candidates considered for leader of the free world by the GOP and my considered assessment of them each. Others, declaring later are included also:

Bush – are you kidding!! We haven’t forgotten Jr. yet!

Cruz – he is not real. He is a fool. He is a loser. He is an idiot and should never be in politics. He disagrees with evolution.

Paul – He has some valid points – but really?  You searched this great nation and THAT is what you came up with?

Rubio – looks like he is twelve. (He also acts like he is twelve.)

Carson – is a great guy – a bright guy, but way way too passive to hold such an office.

Santorum – He is so monotonous that it is hard to think about him long enough to even dislike him. He is just “there” breathing air.

Pataki – ? I will not waste my black ink cartridge !

 

 

 

 

Graham – My mother has house plants that are far more interesting than him. They are also smarter and they are more honorable.

Fiorina – She ran HP into the ground – made a hundred decisions and all – all – of them were wrong. She would fit in nicely, otherwise is a loser.

Huckabee – He has had his chance and has done nothing except get in the way of those who are trying.

Perry – A good guy. Not the brightest bulb on the tree – but a good guy. If horse riding was a requirement he would be a good candidate. It is not.

Trump – Ultra-successful business man, brilliant scholar, finance genius, literally “wrote the book” on successful negotiation, has done business all over the world, self-funded campaign – owes nobody a darn thing, can’t be bought with a speaking engagement or a book deal, respected by leaders of the world, the clear choice of a great majority of the voters in an honest election. He is clearly NOT what we are looking for. He hates immigrants (married one). He hates blacks (does business with Africans and African Americans, they sit on his boards, appear on his shows, are all through his affairs) He hates women (though he appears to love them and make them CEOs)

Mertz – I don’t even know who he is? Is he the janitor in the Capital? Why is he here?

Neuman – I know that Alfred is not running. If he were I would have great respect for him. He has a wonderful media empire and decided not to run for “family reasons” It is a shame that the great ones never run – Colin Powell, Patton, Neuman.

Pudding – Pudding is a snack food and, therefore, is ineligible to run for higher office. Some of the other listed candidates rank much higher in my poll. A few, however, including Bush, Cruze, Paul, Rubio, Graham, Fiorina, Huckabee, and Mertz rank much lower, because Pudding, even with his challenges to electability and intellect, at least would not make it even worse!

The following had not declared when this list was compiled. The GOP, in their reach to find all qualified candidates, added to their team of winners:

Christie – shut down a bridge because he was mad. Do you really want him bombing people because he is mad! I say again, we haven’t forgotten Jr. yet!

Kasich – now there is a man. There is a real candidate. He is respected. He is intelligent. The only thing that could possibly alienate him from the electorate would be some incredible blunder, like allowing himself to be used by the party to split votes to cause the frontrunner and people’s choice into some insane position that would allow them to go against the wishes of all voters and to steal the election. He is a really great guy, though and would never allow himself to be involved in such a terrible and dishonest deception.

-Oh wait –

HE IS DOING JUST THAT !!!!  

Wow

 I am so very disappointed that, through some misplaced loyalty, he has become a pawn of the political machine. It is a great shame that I was wrong with my projection of Aug. 7:

Every time I feel that perhaps I understand the system, I am shocked at how bad it really is.

qpolitical.com quoted Mark Cuban as saying the following:

“The Republican Party does everything possible to discourage leadership. They want to conserve their romanticized past,” he concluded. “That’s a shame. I wish they wanted to conserve the best of what America is today and find a leader that can take us to new places that make our future better. I know a lot of the same can be said about the democrats, but I don’t want to be a democrat.”

I am not always a Mark Cuban fan, but I doubt that I could have said it any better. We must change. This is not a course of action that takes us to higher ground.

I am frightened and I am concerned with the political course of our country. I am certain of one thing. I am certain that we, as a people, have a right under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to chose our President. I understand how the Electoral College works. I also know a rip-off when I see one.

Scott Cahill

Revolution in our Back Yard

Trump now has the vast majority of delegates Cruz can win, theoretically, but the chance is dwindling. Rubio is out. and Kasich is still in with only 143. It is mathematically impossible for him to win.

Trump may get the 1237 required. He may not. It is very close. Kasich is in this race only to stop Trump.  He stays in because, as he says, “we will have a contested convention”.

People with agendas diverse from the populous, diverse from the voters, need to have their way, to have their man in place to reap the rewards of monies spent and favors offered.

I was in Florida with a group of friends, both Democrats and Republicans, who were completely inflamed over the actions of the Republican party and the press. There was talk of going to the convention to protest if the election was “stolen from the people”. Even those who voted against him in the Florida primary said that they would now vote for him and would not accept any other candidate. Democrats said that they now supported Trump. These were not rowdy college students. These were old men and ladies at a yacht club function.

In Virginia, at a little coffee shop, the crowd echoed the same sentiment. The discussion has changed from a weighing of one candidate against another to a discussion of the “election being stolen from the people”. The uncaring, the disenfranchised, are inflamed. I, too, am shocked, and I am worried.

It seems as if this machine of governance churns on, abandoning responsibility to the voters. It is a horrible realization when the delegates disconnect from the voters and it signals a “fork in the road” of political direction.

In Louisiana, though Trump won the state, and the vote of the populous, he was robbed of the delegates, and, in fact, Cruz won more delegates. How is this possible? It is not. You no longer matter to the powerful. What they are saying is this; “your vote no longer matters”.

Down one road we start our journey back to a place where we deal honorably with the issues that this nation must address. (tort reform, election finance reform, tax reform).

Down the other we go into a dark place where this nation has never been, a place where we no longer believe that we matter. A place where we are excluded form the process of our democracy.

God help our great nation if we fail ourselves, if we, the People, allow our great country to slip from our hands into the waiting hands of Tyranny.

What have we become when Republicans and Democrats alike are Trojan horses, draped in the false costumes of respectability, selling things precious for nothing. These are not the actions of the America that I once knew.

If the choice is not ours, but the choice of some small group of the super-elite what can the future hold for our children? Only enslavement. Only despair.

Scott Cahill

Donald Trump is a Conspiracy Theorist !!!

Trump has aligned himself with the fringe of media. He consorts with talk show hosts and he threatens Jeb Bush with a look, after bringing up painful secrets in a debate. It is not at all presidential to believe in conspiracy.

The main-stream media paints him as a misogynist. They point out his bigotry toward Hispanics and Blacks. They go far out of their way to find fault where none exists. Any thinking man can see the obvious bias of them toward him. Why is this so?

 

 

President Obama doesn’t believe in conspiracy,

even after he was handed a war built on a false

pretense. He, instead, moved forward going after

the single “evil” man who was killed and buried at

sea. There is no body. There is no trial. There is no

proof – but, you say, our government would not lie

to us!

 

 

 

Did Osama Bin Laden not deserve a trial. Was he singularly so evil that this human decency did not apply to him, nor international law? Was he truly less human than the Nazis? Did we need to learn nothing from the supposed acts of this evil man?

George Jr. doesn’t believe in conspiracy, even as he sat in a classroom listening to grade school children read “My Pet Goat” while thousands of Americans were blown to unidentifiable bits in the middle of New York City. He sat, like a good boy, exposed and unprotected like J.F.K. in Dealey Plaza. As the secret service stood by, Chaney ran the country, from the bunker below and adjacent to the White House. George was left to wonder if he would live to see tomorrow.

Only a fool would believe such trash! – such a fool was President Eisenhower, Who, in 1961 said ” This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.”

Or, John Kennedy who said “we are as a people repugnant of secret society….” and warned of the secret society within our government. He faced this during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The coup-like actions of a few nearly brought down our world by nuclear war. This was his last speech before he was murdered. It is worth listening to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8HTr-F-FVM

The world is not simple. Man, as a race, commits the same atrocities over and over. Men find freedom, and they squander it. Totalitarianism manifests itself again and again, for democracy is not a natural state of man and, as J.F.K. said, it requires constant vigilance and constant maintenance.

Today, America has become the police state of the world. We are engaged in endless and senseless war. We seek it out and we embrace it. We form, control, and destroy countries. We step in to “help” the third world, then when their natural resources have been depleted, we step away, forgetting our supposed humanitarian concern. (see the book “The Economic Hit Man”)

So, you see, I, too am a conspiracy theorist. I, too, believe that this great nation has been brought to its knees by a few, who believe that they are special, and that they alone are able and capable to forge the future of America and the world. I, too, believe that we have, again and again, been influenced by false-flag operations and by the corrupt. I, too believe that we are losing our freedom from a cancer eating at the body of our great nation.

In its final action the monster is turning it’s attention toward the people of our great nation. They surveil us, and lie about the surveillance. They testify before congress and they lie blatantly, knowing that they will be protected. They watch, and they wait until, when the time is right they will take the last of what we posses.

Donald Trump is not a fool. What he sees is real. He is a patriot, and our last chance to save a dying nation.

Scott Cahill

The Oddest Election of our Time

So much has evolved as the candidates sparred to find their respective positions in our political arena. The campaigns have been strange and the competition has been from the far right to the far left. Nothing has been normal, including the parties respective picks.

Along the way, the media has compromised itself as it has never before, and the “fringe” media, the “conspiracy theorists”, if you will, have become at the forefront of the meaningful news. YouTube is, of late, the place to find the meaningful, considered back-checked reporting. CNN, FOX, and the lot have fallen to reporting from script, handed down from management. They have raised their voices in coordinated, orchestrated harmony. They have been wrong time after time.

InfoWars and the Drudge Report have become the disseminators of meaningful and insightful news – real news!

Lately it has become undeniable that Hillary Clinton is having some serious neurological issues. I wish no ill on Hillary or anyone. It just seems so very obvious to anyone with eyes in their head and the ability to see the news clips that these are not diverse events, nor disassociated events. They appear to be epileptic events, or similar events. They appear to be triggered by stimulus overload, like the fireworks when Bill hugged her, or the multiple questions that triggered the head spinning episode. These coupled with the falls, coaching on stage, and the rest are, at this point, undeniable.

The seeming declining health of the candidate brings on a lot of questions. I am not a political scholar, but, the D.N.C is meeting, apparently to deal with these issues right now.

The dutiful media is beginning to release snippets to adjust our thinking to help us to digest the coming bitter pill, but the populous will find it distasteful, and it will be rejected. Like it or hate it, Trump will win the election.

The question now is, will he be running against Hillary (I do not think so) or Joe Biden, or Tim Kaine (unlikely pick for the D.N.C. to make). My guess, at this point is Biden/Kaine. Biden is a great guy, and Kaine is a competent professional, and my friend. I must, still, analytically, call it a strong win for Trump. I believe that Tim Kaine will be president, but his run will be after Trump’s presidency. With the name recognition and exposure that he gets in the coming months, he will probably, one day be President Kaine. (he will be a good one, as he was a Mayor, a Governor, and a Senator)

It seems inevitable that the “news” about Hillary must come out to the light of day. If right, I am about to learn much about how such things are dealt with by the D.N.C.

The Clintons are loved and hated, such is the result of a life in the political arena. The question that I have is one of the speed of progression, not one of the reality. I believe that Bill and Hillary have a deep love and give more than they take from this world. They are both very intelligent. I am saddened to think that they face such tragedy.

I call myself a Republican, but I am an American and a Patriot first. Tonight I worry for a family, for a country, and for a world that is running out of control. Dear Mr. Trump, we are handing you quite a handful.

Scott Cahill

The Difficult Defense of Donald Trump

Mr. Trump has a difficult problem. Unlike so many politicians who were groomed from birth by their fathers for a run for office, carefully stepping out of bad decisions, buying off women from their youth, and lying about their faults and transgressions, Mr. Trump was groomed to be a developer and a contractor. His father understood what was required of his son, if he was to take the Trump family to the promised land (Manhattan). He had to be tough, he had to be hard, and he had to fight for every win tenaciously. If Donald’s successful father would look, today, at what his son has become, he would be filled with pride. Donald is a winner and he makes no apologies for tenaciously seeking perfection.

Donald Trump, as is true of many great men, is not satisfied. Penthouses, massive jets, and untold wealth are not enough for such a great man. He seeks the next great hurdle to surmount. He seeks the problem to be solved, the distressed company to revive. He has found it in our failing nation.

Recently he was exposed, on an open mic, commenting on his James Bond-like appeal and zest for the fairer sex. Ouch! How horrible! How humiliating! How disgusting! It was ten years ago and it was, he believed, a private conversation, none the less, it is damming and it plays clearly into the hands of those who paint him a misogynist. In these days, though, such transgression are not forgotten, lost in the fog of time.

Crisp and clear as new, the words between friends, spoken in confidence, are cast forth at the perfect time to maximize the harm that they produce. I do not defend Mr. Trump. His words are horrible. They are not defensible.

After a sea of men, groomed from birth to be leaders, taking the prize for a lifetime of effort, never making a mistake, certainly never admitting one. They have run our country for decades. They have run it into the ground.

J.F.K. was an imperfect man. We all know of his transgressions. Martin Luther King plagiarized a paper in college, Benjamin Franklin published a manuscript given him in confidence in England, Thomas Jefferson wrote “all men are created equal…” while occasionally and casually raping Sally Hemings. Great leaders are not perfect men. Often it is the mistakes of a lifetime that make the man who is ready to lead.

Without self-incrimination, I will put forward my own failings in the understanding of women. This is offered, not for men, they already understand, it is offered to ladies who are, at this point, flabbergasted at the horrible and indefensible remarks. Women must, first, understand one universal truth. That is this; we men do not have any idea of what to do to secure your favor, even, often, to communicate with you. We wish to be seen as controlling our destiny, yet with women and love, we are impotent. We brag, we exaggerate, and we embellish to offset our inadequacy.

When I was a younger man, I looked to a fictitious idol, one who was unafraid, one who could talk to women – aggressively, unapologetically, successfully. He was Bond, James Bond. He was my hero, he was suave, he was dignified, he was handsome. He also was an incredible male chauvinist pig. He would grab a beauty by her arm and throw her onto a bed and kiss her – she would pull away, fight his advance, but then, inevitably, give in and fall helplessly in love in an instant. Oh yes, one more thing, he was fictional.

Men are confronted by such diverse messages. We are at a loss. How do we, in this oddly manifested arena of sex and love, express ourselves? How do we ever find a mate? How do we ever get noticed. We are born with the need for you women. It burns within us, undying. We rarely get it right, and when we do, it is unable to be duplicated.

I have tried and failed many times to understand. I finally grew to love. I was taught by a skinny girl who, apparently, took pity on me. She taught me things that had escaped me for so very long. I did not, and I do not deserve her love, but she gives it anyway, to one so imperfect as me.

I hope that Donald has found this, too, by now, with his beautiful and brilliant wife. As for our transgressions before our enlightenment, I simply ask for kind forgiveness. It takes some of us a long time to figure such things out.

Mr. Trump knew what he was getting into. He knew what the cost was for doing what must be done. I am sorry today for his wife and his kids. They love him and that will never change, still, the status quo will not be thrown from their throne without a fight and there are no rules. I am happy that some of my words have faded into obscurity. Mr. Trump, I am sorry, but this is the cost of caring.

Imagine if your words from decades ago were scrutinized, could not your detractors find some nugget of failure in your communication to throw in the path of your success? The things that make me support Donald Trump are as true today as they were months ago. He is unchanged. If you wish for a “perfect person”, one groomed for the position from birth, one controlled and controllable and protected by the media, you wish for something different for our country than I do.

I will take Trump, warts and all, over any man or woman in this race. I am not happy with the remarks, but they are a reflection of the imperfection of us all. He showed the kind of man who he is, when he owned them and apologized. There is nothing else to do.

Scott Cahill

Early Election Results

Well, the election is over. Trump will be our next president. I believe that it is a good thing. Perhaps we are on the road to healing. I hope so.

My projections were mostly correct. Surely, by now, we all may see the bias of the media and the secondary society that has manifested within our great nation. Change is sometimes uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Let us stand together as Americans.

We reached a fork in the road. Perhaps, just perhaps, we may yet get our great nation back on track. Best of luck to all of us.

It would take a real dummy to go on the line, and state what will occur over the next few days, and the results of the pending election. Well, here I am!

Here is how I see this thing playing out; First, let me say, there will be, as there has been a significant amount of manipulation of the vote. I am certain that some of my thoughts will be proven wrong. Nonetheless:

Interactive map by 270toWin.com

I believe that most agree on the core states, It is in the industrial (previously industrial) midwest that Trump will surprise.

I believe that Trump will take Ohio. I believe that he will take Pennsylvania.

Virginia is certainly up for grabs. Tim Kaine is very well liked in Virginia. Rural areas will vote Republican, Charlottesville, Richmond, and the tidewater areas will vote Democrat. Virginia, in my mind is truly a toss-up.

Arizona and Florida will surprise and will vote for Trump. Retirees vote and they are truly fed-up with the status quo.

Ill. will probably go for Hillary, while Wisconsin and Minnesota, I just do not have the information to know. Colorado may surprise. The west coast, including California will keep their heads deep in the sand.

There has never before been such a significant “silent majority” as now exists. Hillary is running a finely crafted machine, bussing inner-city folks to the polls and knocking on doors. They are driven and they are desperate. Trump is not a campaigner – he is not even a politician. That is what many of us like about him, but he is lacking the campaign strength of Hillary. His strength is in his message.

Much is at stake and the future will truly be driven by these results. A great friend of mine, who is very Republican once jokingly said “vote well, and vote often!” I, and he, do not advocate the voting by people who have already voted, nor are we crazy about dead people voting, as they often do.

The only way we fix this run-away train is to show up and vote on Tuesday.

Scott Cahill