« Last post by ◄Dave► on October 24, 2016, 12:33:09 am »
I'd like to know the anarchist answer.
Sorry, I got sidetracked and haven't answered the initial question. I am not qualified to speak for anarchists; but I can give you my perspective, from outside the Incumbrepublocrat duopoly [ http://www.thoughtsaloud.com/essays/incumbrepublocrats/ ]. Although I intend to never again vote, which only legitimizes their Kabuki theater, I remain an incorrigible political junky. As such, I have always been more entertained by process and technique, than ideological arguments. This has been by far the most entertaining election season of my long life, and I too have watched every debate.
First, I must disagree with the dismissive comments hereabouts, suggesting that Trump's intent was always to throw the election to Hillary. His boundless ego just isn't wired that way, and I can't imagine what they could have offered him that he didn't already have, to work so hard for a year, only to suffer the humiliating agony of defeat. Whatever one may think of his persona or temperament, he is nobody's stooge. Neither is he stupid. However misguided his perspective may appear to us, I reckon he regards himself a genuine patriot, who has donned a populist mantle, and embarked upon a righteous project to renovate his country for posterity.
Watching him eviscerate the GOPe wing of the oligarchs' duopoly, has been enormously entertaining. Although I neither support, nor intend to vote for him, I'll admit to cheering him on, and do hope he is elected by those frustrated sheeple, who still think voting matters. He just might surprise us, by endeavoring to complete his demolition project - "ahead of time and below budget." What would happen if he actually could drain the swamp, in Sodom by the Potomac? Are we so jaded that we couldn't enjoy spectacle?
That all said, to answer the original question, ask yourself why they are making such a fuss about it. Isn't it obvious that they fully expect citizen journalists to uncover massive evidence of election fraud, and are trying to set him up to take the blame, for any unpleasant societal repercussions from it? There is nothing remarkable whatever, about his answer to the silly question. He is doing what he has always done - keeping his options open. When will the MSM ever figure out that it is he that is choreographing this season's Kabuki dance, not them? The old Roadrunner cartoons have come to mind often of late.
Given all the documented news, regarding literally millions of deceased, out-of-State, and illegal alien registered voters in key swing States; and the prodigious efforts to thwart any election laws therein, requiring voters to prove their identity; how could anyone take his candidacy seriously, if he didn't hedge? Were he to capitulate to such shenanigans in advance, then perhaps a charge that his intent all along was to throw the fight, might seem justified. Else, he is just being rational and characteristically unbowed.
True, neither candidate represents my worldview, because both are statists. Yet Hillary is a committed globalist, steeped in Marxist ideology, and thoroughly corrupt to the core of her being. She represents the very epitome of why I reject statism. Trump is no saint; but this is not the time for saints in America. If I still cared whether it survived as a nation, I would say it is in need of a Stonewall Jackson. He is no Jackson either; but I sure like the trend and it is certainly fun to watch. ◄Dave►