by Constantinos E. Scaros at westernjournal.com
Donald Trump’s flaws aside (he has them, just like any other human being who ever walked the earth), I voted for him in 2016 and 2020, and if he’s the Republican nominee, I’m going to vote for him again in 2024.
When Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) sufferers wonder how I can vote for someone who wants to “destroy democracy,” I realize that if I try to deprogram their brainwashed minds issue by issue, we could be there for hours.
Instead, I simply begin by saying, “Because the alternative is worse.”
By alternative, I mean any person with a realistic chance to grab the Democratic nomination and face Trump in the general election — whether it be Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer, etc.
And if Trump is not the GOP nominee, just about any other Republican with a realistic chance of winning — whether it be Ron DeSantis, Mike Pompeo, Chris Christie, etc. — would get my vote.
“What about Robert Kennedy Jr.?” I’m often asked. “What if he’s the Democratic nominee?”
My answer is still no, but importantly, it’s a no after a long pause. Here’s why: Whether or not I agree with Kennedy’s political ideology, I think he believes in what he says. He doesn’t need a gimmick to gain attention; he’s a Kennedy, for goodness’ sake! And not just a Kennedy, but the son and namesake of the second-most influential member of the vast Kennedy family over the past 60 years.
I think his activism is commendable, if at times misplaced. If forced to replace our current president with another Democrat, Kennedy’s most likely the one I’d choose.
Yet I can’t see myself voting for him. Not because of him personally, but because of the company he keeps: other Democrats.