Re: If the current Republican front-runner --
You know, the really frightening bit, besides the fact that a, hopefully soon-to-be-revealed-as-small, proportion of the American voters consider Trump to be presidential material?
Trump isn't really that hardcore by Republican primary voter standards. He's mostly just populist, with their standard simple solutions to complex problems appeal.
Cruz is the real whacko.
In fact, I remember the Republican establishment mumbling a while back that they'd prefer Trump over Cruz.
- Carpet bombing ISIS. Does the man even know what carpet bombing means??? on terrorists embedded in urban areas? Recruitment poster for extremists much?
- Advocating shutting down the government during budget time a while back because some pet fantasy of his wasn't met? Then ragging on the Rep leadership for not going along?
- Abortion. Notwithstanding the Supreme Court, he opposes it even in case of rape.
And most of the rest wasn't all that much better than Cruz in their pro-Christian histrionics. I don't mind if someone is Christian or not, but what gives their 20% of really hardcore loonies, whom I do mind, the right to decide for the rest of the population?
I hope the average American Republican voters take back their primaries next election, they've already effed up this one big time. As it is, I can see a big landslide for Hillary. Not because she is so great (though she's not that bad either), but because the alternatives suck far worse. However, the US won't benefit from being stuck in Dems-as-Presidents-always mode.
p.s. in Canada, what's frightening is how many of the CBC commentards express favorable views towards Trump when he makes the news here. Makes me wonder about what years of cat videos and news-through-social-media and 30 sec soundbites have done for our collective IQ.