I'm not debating immigration, nor the Secure Fence Act, just the bombastic response Trump brought to the discussion. We do have problems to solve. I don't think Trump is the guy to do it.
Fair enough. BUT if he hadn't said what he said, immigration would still not be a campaign issue. Now it is arguably the top issue being discussed. He knows how to beat the media at their own game.
If you have a couple of hours, watch the last two videos MV posted in this thread. One is a campaign speech in Reno, the other is a mashup of of a lot of clips... Some funny, some serious interviews. I haven't watched the first one ir I might recommend it as well.
I came away with a different level of respect. I am still not sure if I will vote for him in the primary, but I would have no qualms voting for him if he is nominated.
My position on him has evolved. I wouldn't have said that last summer.
My only complaint right now is when he attacks whomever is closest to him in the polls. There is enough stuff to attack and discuss without attacking Cruz and Rubio on their birther issues. But one thing I will give him, he showed consistency. He attacked Obama for that as well.
It would be interesting to hear your feelings about those two videos. If you want to discuss it via PM I am open to that as well. I respect your opinion. I might not always agree with you, but you make valid points that cause me to stop and think when you make serious points.
I will admit I am a tad jaded about our country's politicians. I had to take an oath to defend the constitution when I enlisted. It is basically the same oath that each elected offical has to take. They held me to my oath. I expect them to be held to theirs.