A headline in the London Telegraph caught my attention. It asked “Galvanizing intensity or the look of lunacy?”, referring to the current Newsweek cover.
Strangely enough, I knew the answer, because I had read an article about the person pictured in The New Yorker. My conclusion was: be afraid, be very afraid. I’m not sure where that line first appeared, but it certainly applies to any thought of that person becoming president.
The key sentence in the article is a quote from said “politician”: “It was very helpful to join a prayer group. That’s when I gave my life to God, and it was a life-changing experience for me to recognize that I want him to be in control of my life rather than me being in control of my life”.
People can believe whatever they want, but the President should be a rational individual. I recall another quote from a book on religion: “If you talk to god, you are delusional; if god talks to you, you are insane”. Who wants someone insane as President? And, if half of things written about her husband are true, the result of the pair in the White House would be even scarier.
It is bad enough that all politicians, from the President down, must repeatedly mouth the words “god bless America”. Imagine what it will be like if a figment of some loony’s imagination is calling the shots.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.