As Election Day approaches with early ballots pouring in, voters skepticism of both candidates #Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton proceeds. Audiences have yet to determine who will actually change the country. Each candidate will have the opportunity again to demonstrate to the people how they will do so in the upcoming debate tonight.
America's image tarnished
Donald Trump who is by far the most entertaining candidate to ever run for president will have all eyes on him with expectations to address the disturbing comments caught on video. A 2005 clip surfaced of Trump saying vulgar and obscene statements while referencing women, "when you're a star, they let you do anything" were the words of Trump, as he continued to say he forces himself on women sexually. Because of this many of the popular Republicans are outraged by Trump, advocating for him to drop out of the race in attempts to replace him, possibly with running mate Mike Pence.
Donald Trump as the face encourages the idea that the Republican Party supports all of his crude and ridiculous statements. If political leaders of the party remain unresponsive towards the incident it's suggested that they agree with such derogatory insulting language or simply do not care. Although Trump has apologized for his words, his initial response was attacking Bill Clinton by calling him a rapist, referring to the 1999 allegations from Juanita Broaddrick.
This is not the time to point fingers!
Anyone who has heard the video can describe Trump as a rapist bigot who doesn't respect women. How do you defend this behavior? Already questioned previously about the inequality in his businesses towards women, for unequal salaries and positions, this behavior reassures him as a bigot. When asked if he was dropping out of the race Trump said he'll never give up and supporters of Trump's voice that if you want change in Washington vote for Donald Trump. Either outcome of Trump's decision will have a negative effect for the party. The conservative image of Republicans is tarnished with Trump as the nominee and representatives like former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice see this. Rice, who was secretary of state during George W. Bush’s administration, posted on Facebook: “Enough! Donald Trump should not be President. He should withdraw. As a Republican, I hope to support someone who has the dignity and stature to run for the highest office in the greatest democracy on earth.”
Is it too late for the GOP?
At this point the #GOP are concerned that it may be too late to choose another nominee, in the event of Trump dropping out the race. The biggest fear we all have is if Trump actually wins the presidency, an uncooperative disrespectful man like this has the potential to ruin the entire American image. Loss of power and respect will negatively affect foreign policy and relationships outside of the borders, ultimately leading to loss of equity. The only thing that can save Trump from this disaster of political affairs is if he wins the election and actually does a great job, or finding something worse on Hilary, and not her husband. Both of those options are unrealistic in my opinion, because you can't "Make America great again," without effective communication with other political leaders, and Trump is running low on political support. Secondly Hilary Clinton has been in politics twice as many years as Trump and preparing for this race for over 20 years. I am sure that if she's done anything worse than what Trump said it would've surfaced by now. After this I have no faith in Trump winning the election, and I agree with Ms. Rice, enough is enough. #NeverTrump