Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to the discussion thread for another blog entry at this site:
Who you voting for Rob? Who is the best candidate to address Buy and Hold, the greatest threat to America?
I’m voting for Trump.
There are many things about him as a person that I cannot stand. He is actually quite Goonish in his interactions with other human beings.
The other side of the story is that he is the only figure on the scene who has had the courage to take on political correctness in a major way. I think that political correctness is killing us. I admire him greatly for that.
I see great risk in making Trump the next President. I fully understand why many smart and good people consider him beyond the pale. But my personal view is that it is even more risky for us to continue on the present course. He does represent change.
You are being sarcastic when you say that Buy-and-Hold represents “the greatest threat to America.” But that is indeed my position. I think that Buy-and-Hold was a mistake. I love the Buy-and-Holders for all the amazing positive contributions they have made. But, yes, I do believe that it is 100 percent imperative that we bring this economic crisis to an end and I do not see how it can be done without us owning up to the mistake that we discovered 35 years ago.
Our nation cannot survive unless we find a way to permit millions of middle-class people to access honest and accurate reports re what the last 35 years of peer-reviewed research tells us about how stock investing works. The economic system will collapse if we do not address this problem. And the political system will collapse not long afterwards. We are already seeing signs of both economic and political stresses.
In a perfect world, we would not need to turn to someone like Trump to address the problem. We don’t live in a perfect world. In this world, he is far more likely than Hillary Clinton to deal with the problem. Clinton is smart and experienced and hard-working but I think it would be fair to say that she has never in her life crossed a big-money donor and the big-money donors have zero interest in permitting middle-class people to learn the realities of stock investing at this point in the proceedings. So I have decided for Trump.
Pray for me! And for him too! And for our country too!
Take care, man.