Hi my name is Jo and I'm a concerned Republican.


Hi. I’m new here.

I’ve signed up with several political forums since I realized Donald Trump’s 15 minutes are not ending in 15 minutes.

I’m dumbfounded by the fact that someone like Trump is the front-runner for our party’s nominee, and I’d like to understand why.

Are there any Trump supporters in this forum? If so, please explain to me why you support him.

If you are as anti-Trump as I am, who do you support? I haven’t yet made up my mind on a candidate. I kinda like Kasich right now, what do you guys think of him?



I’m not sold on Trump but I like his policies.

What exactly don’t you like about him?

When dealing with the anti-Trump people, sometimes they will say ‘oh he used to believe this’ but he had to because he was a businessman in New York, and everyone there is Democrat.

I think he is definitely a Conservative, I mean could you imagine him running as a Democrat? I don’t think so. Yes, he is for socialized health care, I am as well as I don’t want people dying on the streets. I think that’s pretty reasonable.


Not a Kasich fan. I remember his attacks on the 2nd Amendment all too well from his time in the House.

I’m not anti-Trump, I’m pro Cruz. I believe this race will boil down to them. I hope Cruz wins, but I’ll support the winner regardless.

I wish folks would remember this is a political campaign, and politics are always dirty. Always have been.

Welcome to the site. Enjoy yourself.


Thank you guys for your replies! :smile:

I don’t like Trump mainly because I consider myself a devout Christian.

Below is a statement made by Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University (in response to reporters who asked if he would also be having Donald Trump speak to his student body).

This man eloquently states what I wanted to say and more.
(If you’re not religious, please read the underlined parts.)


Jerry Falwell, Jr. welcomed Donald Trump to Liberty University to speak in the school’s chapel and I have been asked by the media if I would be next: Will I be inviting Mr. Trump to Oklahoma Wesleyan University to speak in our chapel service? My answer has been simple and brief. No, I will not. Frankly, Donald Trump simply doesn’t represent OKWU’s behavioral, theological, moral or political ideals.

“But, we need to defeat Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders,” many have said: “Your criticism of Trump only helps them. You need to stop attacking those on ‘our side!’”

My response:

“Anyone who is pro-abortion is not on my side. Anyone who calls women “pigs,” “ugly,” “fat” and “pieces of a–” is not on my side. Anyone who mocks the handicapped is not on my side.

Anyone who has argued the merits of a government takeover of banks, student loans, the auto industry and healthcare is not on my side. Anyone who has been on the cover of Playboy and proud of it, who brags of his sexual history with multiple women and who owns strip clubs in his casinos is not on my side.

Anyone who believes the government can wrest control of the definition of marriage from the church is not on my side. Anyone who ignores the separation of powers and boasts of making the executive branch even more imperial is not on my side.

I’m a conservative. I believe in conserving the dignity of life. I believe in conserving respect for women. I believe in conserving the Constitution. I believe in conserving private property, religious liberty and human freedom. I believe in morality more than I do in money. I hold to principles more than I yearn for power.

I trust my Creator more than I do human character. I’d like to think that all this, and more, makes me an informed and thoughtful citizen and voter. I’ve read, I’ve listened and I’ve studied and there is NOTHING, absolutely nothing, in this man’s track record that makes Donald Trump “on my side.”

I refuse to let my desire to win “trump” my moral compass. I will not sell my soul or my university’s to a political process that values victory more than virtue … No, Donald Trump will not be speaking at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.”


I also consider myself a devout Christian and I think many Christians like Trump.

If a woman is nasty then they open themselves up to be called that…but that is my opinion.

Mocking the handicapped wasn’t a good thing to do but it says nothing about his policies.


Welcome to the forum. Trump voter here.


You mean like all those people “dying in the street” BEFORE Obamacare??? The ONLY difference between socialized medicine and what we had before is that with socialized medicine, now people die in their own beds, waiting on “permission” to be treated.


I want to repeal and replace Obamacare. It’s a disaster.


“Replace” it with WHAT? Some OTHER form of socialized medical care? Thanks, but NO THANKS. Hasn’t it dawned on ANYONE yet that “single-payer” MEANS “the government pays?” Where do you think the government gets the MONEY to pay? How do you think the government would “control costs”–assuming that a government bureaucracy would have the least interest in doing so? Canada’s, the Netherland’s and Great Britain’s experience SHOULD answer that question. The bureaucracy will HAVE to start “rationing” care. WHO do you think is more likely to be approved for expensive treatment? A wealthy politician who controls the bureaucrat’s salary and benefits, or a 70-year-old, homeless guy living in a piano box on skid row? People need to start using their heads for something other than a hat-rack.



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Kasich is a heretic and a Liberal, there are better options than Trump but Kasich is not one of them.

But welcome anyway, if Kasich is your kind of candidate then I expect you will be disappointed with this site.


Welcome Jo.

I have become a firm Trump supporter. I believe that he is the only candidate who will actually follow through on all of the following:

  1. Securing the border;
  2. Enforcing immigration law;
  3. Keep and bring back American jobs;
  4. Restore America’s position as leader of the free world;
  5. Return control of education to the states.

Trump may not fit our storybook image of what it is to be presidential. I don’t like some of his statements on Viet Nam POWs, John McCain and Bush 43. I don’t like his campaign style but admittedly it works for him. I believe that he is sincere and is capable of getting things done.

Ted Cruz would be my second choice but he would have a harder time implementing his agenda and Trump will be much more electable in a general election. Trump has appeal outside traditional GOP voters.

Bush, Rubio and especially Kasich would make fine candidates in the democrat primary. On those 5 points I made above, whenever any of these three candidates appear to agree with any of them they are usually lying. They will all continue the bipartisan beltway elite, special interest group, get-along-to-go-along Washington gravy train that has gotten us to this point. Donald Trump will derail the gravy train.


Welcome to RO! I am sure you will find lots of topics and posts that might spark your interest. As for Trump, if he is the republican candidate, I will vote for him. I will not vote for the Hildabeest or Bernie.


Welcome Jo. Hope you enjoy the forum.

Fairly wide opinions on here with some passionate debates for each candidate. I personally am not a Trump supporter, he is the favourite now as it stands, time will tell if and when it becomes a two man race. There’s no denying what he is bringing to this election.

I have found Kasich to be a nice guy, someone who is really enjoying the process, but in this election last guys do seem to finish last.


Welcome Jo to the forum.


I thank everyone who welcomed me. :slight_smile:

I got busy with the debates in other forums … and before I knew, a month had passed since I registered in this forum.

A lot happened since, but I’m still a Kasich fan. I know his chance of becoming the nominee is slim (some would say virtually none) … but I admire his character.

I know Kasich voted for the 1994 provision of assault weapons ban, and that does bother me too, since I’m 100% pro gun rights. But he admitted he was wrong to support the ban in 2009 (see the video below), so can’t we get him out of jail on that one?

John Kasich on Gun Rights

BTW, Donald Trump also supported the assault weapons ban. In his book The America We Deserve, Trump said this.

“I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun. With today’s Internet technology, we should be able to tell within 72-hours if a potential gun owner has a record.”

Trump has been asked about his comments on a couple of occasions recently and has yet to explain clearly why he had changed his stance on gun-control.


I don’t trust Trump as far as I can spit a harpoon…which is to say, not at all. Until 2005, when he began to eye the White House, he routinely donated most of his money to Democrats and Democrat causes. Like the minister above, I CANNOT support a man who brags about all the married women he’s bedded, expresses lust for his own daughter, calls women the names he’s used, insults the finest first lady in the past 50 years, thinks we need government “permission” to exercise our Constitutional rights and favors government-controlled and financed health care. Nobody was “dying in the streets” BEFORE Obamacare so why would anyone believe that they will without it?


I’m not completely sold on Trump either. However, people can change. I did. I had completely opposite viewpoints and ideals years ago. I came to my senses. We have to give Trump the benefit of the doubt. I don’t like Kaisch either.


I feel your pain! Those for Trump are in a vengance against the establishment with no care whatsoever that he can not win against Hillary. His unfavorable numbers are just too high. The media has given him billions of free press.