Kira Davis: Will I Vote For Trump?…..

People keep asking me. Well, the answer is....

I don’t know.

I know many of my fellow conservative pundits today are declaring they are #NeverTrump. Ben Howe over at Redstate has announced he will be actively campaigning for Hillary, that’s how strongly he feels about Donald Trump.

On Facebook one friend said she would never vote for a liberal and Trump is a liberal. Another friend said he hates Trump but hates Hillary more. Many more friends have said they just won’t choose a presidential candidate at all.

I’ve heard a lot of good and passionate arguments for and against a Trump vote. A few people have asked me, “Will you vote for Trump?” and my answer is…

I don’t know.

I wish I could be as principled as my #NeverTrump friends and as convicted as my #NeverHillary friends. It’s my job to have an opinion but I must admit that I never saw us getting to this point. I find myself completely and totally unprepared for a Trump candidacy. For the first time in my life as a writer I find myself directionless. Am I voting for Trump?

Yes, I’m voting for Trump because at this point it looks like it’s a choice between the devil I know (Hillary Clinton) and the devil I don’t (Trump) and since I know what I’m getting with Hillary I’ll take my chances on the unknown. Maybe he’ll surprise me.

Am I voting for Trump?

No, I’m not voting for Trump because he’s a proven liar. He has literally said things on camera that he has later claimed he never said. His supporters seem fine with that. I’m not okay with it. I believe he just says whatever he thinks will gain him favor at the time and that’s creepy.

Am I voting for Trump?

Yes, because it isn’t the Trump-ers who are to blame for bringing us this chaos. It’s the Republican Party. In one political season Trump has laid waste to every page in the GOP rule book and definitively proven that the party is just as broken as we’ve feared over the last four years. Trump is burning down all our preconceived notions about political campaigning and parties. If he’s setting it all on fire anyway I might as well make sure he completes the job and finishes off the weak, big government, big spending, spineless, traitorous Republican party once and for all. We’ll pour salt on the ground and build somewhere else.

Am I voting for Trump?

No. A vote for Trump – should he win – would signal to the GOP that their ignorance and neglect of their base over the years pays off in the end. I’d rather have a Democrat president than weak GOP that doesn’t ever have to pay a price for the trust their voters have put in them in the past (like the 2010 and 2012 congressional sweeps).

Am I voting for Trump?

Yes. We have a Supreme Court seat to fill and they are the last line of defense against the war on our constitutional freedoms. I certainly don’t want Hillary – or God forbid, Bernie – to make that pick.

No. We have a Supreme Court seat to fill and they are the last line of defense against the war on our constitutional freedoms. I certainly don’t want Donald Trump to make that pick.

Yes. If he’s telling the truth about wanting to strengthen the border I find that very appealing as a Californian who lives every day with the consequences of unchecked illegal immigration.

No. If he’s telling the truth about how he will deal with foreign leaders he’s probably going to ignite a war.

Yes. He can’t be worse than Obama. No one can be worse than Obama.

No. He’ll probably be worse than Obama and I don’t want that legacy to be forever attached to the Republican brand.

Yes. What the hell do I care? I’m not a Republican anymore. Just a conservative who wants the government to stay out of her damn business. If Trump makes the GOP brand look bad it’s no skin off my back.

No. The guy is a reality tv star.

Yes. He’s not Hillary.

No. He’s too much like Hillary.

Yes. He’s for lower taxes and I have wept real and angry tears for years over the amount of money that is taken from us every tax season.

No. He’s a social progressive and culture matters.

Yes. Maybe we’ll get a White House reality show out of the deal. I love reality tv. It seriously would almost be worth my vote.

No. If Obama is already considered a laughing stock by most every foreign leader in the world imagine how Mr. You’re Fired is going to be perceived.

I do wish so very much that I knew the right thing to do with my vote. The truth is, I don’t. My mind changes every day, every minute, with each new status or thoughtful point someone brings up. I just don’t know how I’m going to be feeling in November. I guess Trump has until then to sway me one way or the other. Until that time….

Am I voting for Trump?

No, not today. But ask me again tomorrow.

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  1. ExNYer1995 Reply

    We have MORE THAN ONE Supreme Court seat to fill: if Hillary gets in, Ginsberg tenders her resignation THE DAY she’s sworn in.

    If my gun-owning conservative friends wish to KEEP their guns, they may wish to rethink their decision to withhold their vote.

    Just sayin…

  2. ExNYer1995 Reply

    We have MORE THAN ONE Supreme Court seat to fill: if Hillary gets in, Ginsberg tenders her resignation THE DAY she’s sworn in.

    If my gun-owning conservative friends wish to KEEP their guns, they may wish to rethink their decision to withhold their vote.

    Just sayin…

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