Remember the 2012 elections? Remember what was said by many about some of the candidates who ran in that election? Herman Cain was driven out with questionable allegations of sexual harassment. Newt Gingrich rightly faced tough questions about his divorce from his ailing first wife to marry a much younger woman. When Mitt Romney spoke at meetings people held up flip-flops in protest of his shifting positions.
Fast-forward to 2016 and none of that seems to matter. A sizable portion of the Republican base has selected as its champion a man who makes Romney look like Reagan and Gingrich like a saint. I won’t even go into the accusations against Democrats over the years that would apply equally to him. He has changed his political affiliation not once, but seven times. He has stated unashamedly that he donates to whomever will benefit him at the moment. He is on his third wife and has bragged about his sexual exploits. His holdings have included casinos and strip clubs. Four of his businesses have declared bankruptcy and he is openly unashamed. He has stated publicly that he doesn’t feel he needs to be forgiven for anything.
It is hypocrisy to get behind Donald Trump for president. It violates everything we have said we stand for and utterly destroys our credibility, particularly with respect to social issues. It breaks my heart to see so many of us flocking toward this bombastic, opportunistic narcissist. Did we learn nothing at all from the Obama presidency? We have truly lost our way.
Christian, I urge you to pray. Neither political party can produce a messiah. There is only one of those. We had better find our solution in Him. Our nation must turn its heart back to Him if we are to survive. That we may be presented with a choice between a godless socialist and an equally godless capitalist in November should make you shiver. Get involved now and help us choose a better candidate. There are several better choices.