However, in Thomas' estimation, a candidate cannot bludgeon one's way into the Oval Office.
Instead one must have a positive, unifying message.
As such, Republicans should distance themselves from the bombastic billionaire.
I have respected Cal Thomas for decades and consider his own style an influence upon my own.
Given his own track record of verbal bluntness, does that mean Conservatives and Christians should distance themselves from this aging toupeed pecksniff?
At a certain point, these calls for toleration and broadmindedness threaten national and even individual survival.
Did Churchill go out of his way to point out that not all Nazis were necessarily involved with the worst atrocities of the Third Reich?
Those insisting upon death by a thousand qualifications in relation to the immigrant invasion no doubt ranked among those outraged as if Pope Benedict was a part of the Fuhrer's inner circle for his membership in the Hitler Youth during his boyhood even though he had little choice in the matter.
And what if ISIS or the Red Chinese Army were to gain a foothold in the continental United States?
Would national leaders be required at that point in the future to linguistically trip all over themselves how that not everyone marching under the banners of those particular adversaries were necessarily engaged directly in acts of unconscionable violence?
For if we as a nation cannot confront a for the most part unorganized onslaught without fear paralyzing us into inaction, what makes you think that the compromisers and vacillators will stand any more bravely when systematized atrocities at the hands of foreigners begin to break out in American streets?
By Frederick Meekins