I Like Donald Trump, But I Don’t Think He Can Win A General Election

by John Hawkins | January 9, 2016 4:52 am

My latest Townhall column is called, I Like Donald Trump, But I Don’t Think He Can Win A General Election[1]. Here’s an except from the column.

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 These days, people on the Right seem to be polarized: Either they think Donald Trump is a brilliant, unstoppable ball of winning or they believe he’s the classiest, most luxurious demagogue to come along in decades. I have a bit of a different take.

I’ve read and enjoyed Donald Trump’s books, he was nothing but gracious to me when we met, I have friends I like and respect a great deal who work for him and I even used a picture of the two of us together on the Christmas cards I sent out this year.

Moreover, Trump’s willingness to take on issues ignored by the Republican Party, his lack of political correctness and the real genius he has for identifying important issues other candidates aren’t talking about and bringing them to the forefront are nothing short of amazing. Additionally, no one should underestimate a strong leader whose name has been synonymous with business success for over a decade, especially when he’d beat the whole rest of the Democrat and Republican fields combined in the famous, “Who would you want to have a beer with?” test. As I’ve said before[3], other Republicans can learn a lot from Trump and anyone who can’t see that is a fool.  

However, even though I would certainly vote for Trump if he’s the nominee and would also work hard to get him elected, I have two major qualms about him. The first is that I question how conservative he’d be if he gets into office. Given his mixed track record on conservative issues, I doubt if even the most diehard Trump fans would hold that against me, but the bigger problem is that I just don’t think he can win a general election.

Once again, you can read it all here[4].

  1. I Like Donald Trump, But I Don’t Think He Can Win A General Election: http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/01/09/i-like-donald-trump-but-i-dont-think-he-can-win-a-general-election-n2101924
  2. [Image]: https://rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/donald-trump.jpg
  3. I’ve said before: http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2015/07/11/five-big-things-the-other-candidates-can-learn-from-donald-trump-n2024100/page/full
  4. here: http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/01/09/i-like-donald-trump-but-i-dont-think-he-can-win-a-general-election-n2101924

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