To the Editor,
Down through history there have been a few men who could see what others were blind to and remake history. Such a man is Donald Trump. He successfully tapped into a wave of populace unrest, dissatisfaction with the establishment and desire for change and seized the opportunity to become President of the United States.
Hillary Clinton and the democrats never saw this coming. The mainstream media, pollsters and elitists were stone blind and this to their great loss. Yet for all of this the negativity, misinformation and ill-will towards Trump remains with a large segment of the media. The doomsday mentality of a significant portion of the Canadian media towards Trump reveals a degree of naivety and pessimism that may be entirely unwarranted.
His natural flaws are not to be denied yet Donald Trump beat all odds and will continue to be full of surprises. Ultimately it is God Almighty who has the last say in divine appointments. If He can use a Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus or Caesar for His purposes why not a Trump. Trump beat all odds, is full of surprises and it would not surprise me at all should he prove to be a surprisingly good president.
Gerald HallNanoose Bay
To the Editor,
Looks like the pundits and the pollsters have been taken for a ride once again with Donald Trump’s victory, against all odds.
However, instead of engaging in some serious navel-gazing, dire forecasts of the upcoming presidency are being spread far and wide by the pompous professional political pundits whose pathetic pollsters’ predictions proved puerile once again.
Polls were dead wrong in provincial elections in B.C. in 2013, and in Alberta in 2015. Polls were dead wrong in the Canadian federal election in 2015, and in U.K.’s Brexit this year, too.
Polls may be merely fiction, but here’s some related facts: the last non-politician Republican to win the U.S. election was Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 when he beat Illinois governor Adlai Stevenson; the same two contested four years later with the same result in 1956. History has ways of repeating itself, and Hillary Clinton has never been one to take no for an answer, so don’t be surprised if she challenges for the 2020 election. Four more years of Hillary’s campaigning and threatening to break that glass ceiling may be scarier than what happens with President Trump in the Oval Office.