In What America Needs, Lord makes a powerful case that Trump—often denigrated even by other Republicans as too outrageous for the White House—is actually exactly the president our country needs right now: one who will reverse the damages done during the Obama administration and do what it takes to make America great again.True, I have not read it. But, I can't think of a case to make for Trump in solving the ticking time bomb of huge government expansion and regulation and astronomically expanding public entitlements.
I know some think that we can grow ourselves out of this economically. This idea is based on the four years of positive budget from the Clinton years. But, even that was a bit chimerical because the dollar has not been tied to any clear value standard since Nixon.
The main thing Trump has going for him is that the rest of the world is in worse condition than the U.S. But, then all the candidates, even Bernie Sanders, has that going for them.
I'm not dissing Trump. I follow the Mark Levin presidential voting philosophy. I'd vote for a can of orange juice over the Democratic candidate. So, in the general election I'm not picky.
But, I hope from conservative thinkers to hear something about the transition we have to make as a political society in what we expect of government and what we expect of ourselves. Maybe Lord makes that argument in What America Needs. But, I've not heard even bits and pieces of such an argument, and I'm cringing.