Friday, April 22, 2011

Say what? Franklin Graham thinks Trump might be The One?

ABC News: The Rev. Franklin Graham, whose family has served as spiritual advisers to numerous prominent political figures, told "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour that businessman Donald Trump might be his candidate of choice in 2012 and that he does not think former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will run for president.
"Donald Trump, when I first saw that he was getting in, I thought, well, this has got to be a joke," said Graham. "But the more you listen to him, the more you say to yourself, you know, maybe this guy's right."
"So, he might be your candidate of choice?" Amanpour asked.
"Sure, yes," Graham responded.
I said in my last post on Trump that the time for him to make an exit was rapidly approaching. After these comments by Graham, I would say that time is now over due.

The 2012 election is going to be one of the all time defining elections of this nation. We will decide whether or not America becomes another broke also-ran European style democratic socialist backwater or we begin the hard work of clawing our way back to being exceptional. Given such stakes we cannot afford to waste our time on non serious candidates. 

At best Trump is another 11th hour convert to conservatism, at worst the man is a complete poser using the conservative tide to ride into the White House. Either way, he is completely ill suited for the tough work ahead.

One of the most important things conservatives and Republicans can do between now and the primaries is to educate themselves on the candidates they may support. A study of Trump's politics reveal many things that should cause Republicans to at least pause if not completely recoil. Here are just a few:
These are just a few issues of concern. There are even bigger ones such as his changed views on abortion. Add on Trump's zany ideas on dealing with foreign nations, and Republicans should look the other way when Trump enters a room.

Simply liking Trump's tough talk about Obama and his fearless embrace of the birther issue, is not enough to base a decision on. There is far too much at stake in the years ahead for that. Instead, people should take the time to really learn who Trump is and what he has done in the past. That would give them an honest glimpse into what he would be like as president.

Via: Memeorandum
Via: ABC News
Via: Open Secrets
Via: Business Insider
Via: International Business Times
Via: Michelle Malkin


bd said...

such commentary by fg is just so wrong - very disheartening

when "leaders of faith" participate in political activity, they severely diminish their credibility in faith matters: they are donating their faith coinage to caesar

where is adherence to fundamental principles, sound judgment? probably an oxymoron for politicians, but people of faith should jealously guard their integrity

dt is pt barnum w/o the the elephants and tigers (maybe w/ the monkeys)...

Pedaling said...

If conservatives are, once again, going to let the media run this race, beginning with picking the Republican nominee, then I guess this country will, once again, get what we deserve.

Justine said...

Although I cannot say that we "deserve" better than DT (this whole celebrity culture thing has gotten way out of hand), America certainly needs better than DT and BO in 2012 if ever we're to pull back from the brink. [sigh] This is going to be a slow-motion car wreck unless some better GOP candidates pick up steam.

Anonymous said...

Trump is fun and funny while he's on stage, but he's never a conservative. He likes nothing, and done nothing, more then to kick people out of their houses with eminem domain for private [his own] uses.

It's time for him to zip it and go back to his TV show[s].

2nd Anony.

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