Donald Trump’s statement a decade ago doesn’t offend me any more than similar language in contemporary times. I don’t like certain words used about women or their anatomy whether the words are in print, in movies, from rock stars, actors, friends, colleagues, or family. I protest them. But I’m more afraid of and ashamed of those people who speak the language of propriety, morality and moderation, and behave in contradiction to what they profess and appear to be. We’ve had them in the White House and in other public offices. So, while I agree that Trump isn’t qualified by experience or personal nature to be president of the United States, I believe he’s a man who is as he appears, and there’s comfort in that. I know what I’m voting against. As for his attitude toward women, I pay close attention to his daughter, Ivanka.
NewsThe Universe Playing Strings, a novel, recently released by the University of New Mexico Press. For details visit R. M. Kinder.