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Dumping the Trump: Why we step back from our earlier endorsement
A change of heart on the Republican Primary Candidate Donald Trump, drafted and published
on April 7, 2016

This wasn't an easy decision. And it does indeed feel like a defeat. But the latest suggestion of GOP Candidate
Donald Trump to hold back money transfers from Mexican workers to their families at home to pay for the
ominous wall he intends to build on the US-Mexican border was the straw that broke our camel back. We can,
therefore, no longer stand by our earlier endorsement of his candidacy. Perhaps it should have been clear to
us right from the start that his campaign was lacking substance and decency. But there was something about it
that kept us hanging in. And it was more than the fact that so many others discarded him upfront. No, there
were policy issues too that inspired us. And here they are:  

  1. We still believe that all other candidates are underestimating the severity of the structural economic and
    educational crisis that the US and most other countries find themselves in.
  2. We still believe that a successful entrepreneur turned politician may well have a way to sway CEO
    decisions in a more effective manner than pure political hacks can ever hope to achieve.
  3. We still believe that strong leadership ultimately relies more on instinct, chutzpah and a sense of can-do
    rather than on cerebral minutia. This is especially true for countries with huge and unwieldy
  4. We still believe that it is fair to argue that all laws, including those pertaining to immigration, should be
    enforced by the government in order to spur and maintain a general commitment to honesty and fair-play
    in its constituency. We would therefore also encourage the Mexican government to be equally vigorous
    in the pursuit of visa violations that an ever increasing number of first world immigrants might commit in
    its territory.  
  5. We still believe a self-funded primary campaign is a lot more desirable than one funded by SuperPacs.
  6. We continue to believe that it is only fair to expect that a government would want to know who it is
    granting access to the country before doing so.
  7. It still seems to us as if, for the sake of US and world interests there has been too much vilifying of Mr.
  8. We continue to believe that the US position vis-à-vis regime change in Syria is overly idealistic.
  9. And finally, we still believe that it is not a good idea to cave in to any kind of hysteria, be it anti-Trump or
    anti anything else.  

So, given these convictions of ours, and cognizant of the fact that some outrageousness was clearly necessary
to equal the media firepower of other candidates´ SuperPacs, we were quite willing for a while to stomach a
good part of Mr.Trump’s ignorance and irresponsibility. But enough is enough. And so we find ourselves falling
in line now with virtually all the voices that you tend to hear these days on the mainstream media. (And by the
way, we did that before the voting in Wisconsin had ended; see our Twitter account.). Sadly, the Trump
extravagances have rendered any discussion of the finer points of his candidacy (such as the ones mentioned
above) impossible.  And one can only hope that the media will eventually revisit these points once the current
climate of agitation has ebbed down.
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