We have had some good discussions about the various candidates. I am not trying to change anyones minds on who they support, though as I have obviously stated from day one of his announcing, Trump is not a Conservative as far as I am concerned and I would hope others see the same thing.
My question is in regards to the education I received when I spoke about Rand Paul as a possible GOP nominee. If I remember correctly, I read on here various negative opinions of Paul, from essentially he was a loon to his ideals were too extreme and anti-government. Yet, support for Trump and his views has garnered major support (some with caution I understand). Trumps views are far more inflammatory and dangerous, without even going into his economic and human right views which are probably more dangerous than the rest of his rhetoric.
Why the double standard in supporting Trump but not Paul? Am I correct in identifying this double standard? If this gets back to the "anti-establishment argument, I can see other candidates being better leaders and have a better chance of defeating the Dems than Trump but they are way down the list, including Fiorina among others.
As someone from Canada who has had political discussions and been outright ridiculed for my support for a Republican candidate, the prevailing opinion being that “The GOP is crazy”; an opinion I disagree with, especially since seeing the dangers of excessive debt and political correctness in Ontario. I tell them how uninformed they are about the party, it’s history and what it is defending. Now the GOP is probably (I know it’s still early) going to choose a candidate that quite possibly embodies the very stereotype I have stated doesn’t exist. The same candidate I and others on this board figured would have been sunsetted by now, but instead is leading every poll by a mile.
Would love to hear why this is the case, and why Rand Paul has been given so little support while Trump has skyrocketed and not even yet landed.