Donald Trump is only half the problem; we are the other half

Donald Trump

In case you missed it (and I’m not sure how you could have) Donald Trump is running for president. Let me say that again Donald Trump is running to be the president of the United States of America. If you believe that or take that seriously then to quote one of my favorite country songs: “I got some ocean front property in ArizonaIf you’ll buy that, I’ll throw the Golden Gate in free.”

Trump is no more running for president than I am throwing my hat in the ring to be the next pope and he has about the same chance of winning as I do of becoming the next pope. Here’s the thing about the Donald, he loves attention. He says and does outlandish things because it gets him attention. I’m not discounting the fact sometimes what he says is spot on but that’s not the point. Guess what? We (the people talking, writing, gabbing about him) are giving him exactly what he wants and we are making a mockery out of what should be a serious discussion about the issues while we do it.

There is such a thing as too much information and maybe a precursor to being president should be have a reality show so you can see the temperament of leaders and not the measured scripted persona that campaign consultants want us to see but unfortunately for Trump we’ve seen him unscripted and I can tell you this is not the man I want in the Oval. Heck, I’m not sure I’d want him on in a cabinet level position.

So as the media salivates and us bloggers continue to blog just remember that however entertaining Trump is he isn’t taking this race seriously and we shouldn’t take him seriously.