Even before Bernie’s prospects looked so slim, I’ve been shilling for Trump as a backup plan. Given that my circle of friends are mostly liberal elites, this has understandably caused a lot of backlash:
- I’ve been yelled at (in-person)
- I’ve received calls in the middle of the night from my concerned mother
- I’ve been heckled en masse on social media
My favorite heckle came from a girl I dated briefly in law school. In response to one of my pro-Trump Facebook posts, she wrote “moron” repeatedly in multiple descending comments…
moron moron moron
I got the point.
The most common criticisms are that I’m not 100% serious or that I’m trolling for attention. The latter is false. As a fiscal socialist with a somewhat unhealthy obsession for the well-being of the commoner, I really do see the virtues of Trump. While other economic leftists haven’t quite recognized yet that Trump is a secret socialist, I’m not alone in acknowledging the potential. I’m also not alone in recognizing Clinton as an virulent strain of bourgeoisie, and rejecting her as such.
However, the former critique is partially true. While I’ve been watching Trump closely, I’m not 100% sure that I’m going to vote for him. I’m not a redneck Southerner or an out-of-work Rust Belt resident, so punching the bubble next to “Trump” isn’t a foregone conclusion for me.
On Tuesday, I will be publishing a post to defend some of my views on Trump. In the meantime, I pose a few questions to all of you:
- Why shouldn’t I vote for Trump?
- Why should I vote for Hillary?
- Or, why should I vote for Trump?
Please drop me a note here and give me some feedback. Really do it! I’ll address your comments in my upcoming post.