Here is the problem.
With last night’s primary win in Indiana and with both Ted Cruz and John Kasich bowing out of the race, Donald Trump now has a clear path to the Republican nomination to be President of the United States. He fought (bullied?) his way from then to now with outlandish statements, outright bigotry and racism and mocking anyone who stood in his path or spoke out against him. Now, instead of running for the nomination, he is running to be President. Listening to the radio today, one talk show host who claimed to know Trump, told listeners that much of what Trump said in the past was “just show” and that, if and when, he became President his tone would change.
That may be, but I don’t believe it.
But, even if he could or would change, the real damage has already been done.
His rhetoric and actions have given permission for others to speak and act like he has and they have no interest in changing. They have taken him at his word and are now following suit.
The genie is out of the bottle.
And, we are left to deal with the mess.