I like Donald Trump, and in a day or two, I plan to post some of the (to me, solid) personal reasons why I like him and support him.
But for now, I’ll just say that in addition to those solid personal reasons, I also like him for the people he attracts who like him and are willing to say so. They are a smart and brave bunch.
And I also like him for the mere detractors, and the outright enemies he attracts. I like to see what the detractors don’t like about him, and evaluate it for myself. It reminds me that Free Speech is a good thing — enlightening, often. And I like to see who his enemies are. More revealing than surprising: for them to show their true colors after years, sometimes decades, of posing . . . well, we live in interesting times.
Oh, and I like him for his sense of humor. ( !! ) He’s the first funny presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan. Of course he’s sarcastic, of course he’s ironical, of course he’s outrageous. Of course he’s coarse. And our political climate and our (very coarse) American culture richly deserves every bit of it. (But more on that next time.)
And on that point — sense of humor — I will observe that revolutionaries and incipient dictators are rarely (if ever) funny. And funny people are rately (if ever) dictators.
Go for it, Donald.