Can you remember Obama v Romney in 2010? Will Trump v Clinton be even more fun? Prime time reality TV for aliens and we get to watch too. And to tweet and comment. I was in prison in Japan for protesting against the dolphin slaughter without a work visa in October and November 2010 so I missed the final 2 months of the election campaign. Hopefully nothing like that will happen again and I will be able to settle in with lots of popcorn and watch and even participate a little. Trump is really showing the true colors we suspected he had all along with his latest plan to ban Muslims including even the 4100 or so serving overseas in the US Armed forces. If he is capable of coming up with policies like this then what is next?
Predictably social media has erupted and people are clamouring to take sides. Trump`s FB page post announcing the policy has over 60,000 likes on t and over 7000 shares in just a few hours. A further post thanking his supporters for endorsing his views has had similar results. It was when I was on the page checking the reaction that I saw that 422 of my “friends” (and I use the term lightly) “like” the Trump page. That is a lot considering especially that I am fairly outspoken in my support of the Liberal side.
So how will this all play out for you? Will you change your normal stance about shying away from political discussion? Many of my friends are saying that after today they feel that they have to start talking. Will this be the social media election to end all social media elections? Surely never before has there been candidates so strongly different in their views.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”
~ Edmund Burke
Just in case you do not believe me here are a few of them. It says 402 down below the photo maybe a few have seen the light since I made this Facebook post. I ain`t judging I am just saying.
In the face of all this madness I strongly believe that Hillary Clinton would serve herself best by sticking to her own policies and do a lot of meet and greet and take a lot of selfies with famous people in America and worldwide. Not get involved in discussion about Muslims and walls on the Mexican border. She would simply be lowering herself. It will be very interesting to see how she plays it and how you yourself play it.
You are also the media now. You have a chance to influence your friends with you carefully reasoned voice. Bring on the discussion it will be fun.
A double digit lead!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2015