I’ll be brief and very much to the point:
Trump makes statements regarding policy one day and then claims the next day or the next week or the next month that he never said what he did, in fact, say. In Oklahoma, my home state, and in Texas, where I currently reside, that’s known as lying.
It is true, unlike members of the political class, Trump speaks his mind. The problem is he changes his mind as often as he changes his underwear. During the last debate he was caught several times changing his policy positions from previous statements. Whenever the moderators pointed this out and asked for an explanation, Trump offered that he was “flexible” and was willing to be a deal maker. Isn’t it those Republicans we’ve sent to Washington who have all too often been “flexible” and all too willing to cut deals with Democrats that is precisely why so many of us are TOTALLY PISSED OFF!!
Yes, Trump does speak his mind. More to the point, Trump says whatever comes to mind. Hardly a day goes by that Trump doesn’t utter a policy pronouncement that he doesn’t feel the need to walk back the next day. It has happened repeatedly throughout this campaign. What that signals to me, and what I hope some of you consider - it signals Trump has not given serious/in-depth consideration to the issues surrounding the policy he is putting forward. Who knows - he may not even recognize the issues involved. That should serve to give us pause.
There is no doubt that Trump has struck an emotional chord with voters; voters who have had it up to their ass with sending politicians and politician’s promises to Washington, only to get the same old, same old - bullsh*t.
That said, IMHO we can, we should and I think we must demand more of a candidate for president than what we have in Donald Trump.