So, I haven't kept up with being trolled by the usual crowd here, but went to a real life camp-out in Louisiana with an ex-military guy from Texas for BoyScouts. Wow what an eye-opener! I don't necessarily disagree with how the ex-military guy feels, that Hillary wasnt expected to support the military vs. the proactive way Trump promised not to repeat the mistakes of the past. We listened to Fox News on his Sirius Satellite Radio which was slightly grating, but even he turned it off when people openly yelled at each other (disagreeing about the ridiculous KKK guy demonstrating in Berkely, CA). Basically, he is worried that the US has become fat and lazy which lead to the military not being ready for the Iraq Invasion which is why it has gone so poorly ever since. The proliferation of terrorism is directly a result of drawing down our military after successful campaigns.
And as we drove though small-town Texas and Louisiana, there are so many disaffected people on the outskirts, living in trailers and small hollowed-out towns. There are a lot of Americans barely hanging on. Of course they are going to vote for the guy that promises he will bring back the better days before modern life made obsolete. Having a big family and high school education should not be a liability.
It made me quite sad, to think that Trump has no idea of what he steps on to enjoy his first world, five star, first class lifestyle on the backs of these dupes. This guy should be sweating though his bedsheets with the responsibility and pressure, but I don't get the impression he cares about much other than winning shallow daily opinion polls.
I only wish Democrats had a better, more inclusive message - that they would burnish the military in a respectful, inclusive, proactive way.