"Even if Donald Trump turns out not to be such a great president, which I don't think is the case, I think he's going to surround himself with really good people, but even if he didn't, we're only looking at four years as opposed to multiple generations and perhaps the loss of the American dream forever." (emphasis added)This fits with Jerry Falwell, Jr.'s comment:
I think this time evangelicals are looking at different issues than they have in the past because they are trying to save the country. I think the security of the country, the economy, maybe next time they will be looking at social issues more like they did in the past. But I think this time, I heard a very prominent pastor . . . tell me just this week that if we don’t save the country then abortion, traditional marriage, all those social issues are going to be a moot point. We’ve got to save the country first. And I believe and many evangelicals, a majority of evangelicals, believe that Donald Trump is best equipped to save the country in those areas. (emphasis added)Trump is their Hail Mary pass. They feel they're going to lose the game anyway, so why not do something really crazy just in case it works.
The rest of us feel that the game can be won. We want to choose someone who will try to fix things in a reasonable, constitutional way. We don't understand continual throwing of Hail Mary passes from what seems to us the middle of the third quarter. Yes, we may be down 21-0, but there's time to play a smart game and win.
At any rate, it seems slightly more plausible than Jonah Goldberg's body snatcher theory.