Opinion Bo Dietl
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves after speaking at a fundraiser at the Civic Center Auditorium in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.

October 14, 2016

Bo Dietl: Will Hillary Clinton be our next president?

I am going to be very, very, very candid here, as I always am …

I watched the second debate and I thought that Trump was very good in the way that he refocused all the negativity regarding all the comments that he made 11 years ago and all that.

He went after issues that were important to him and his party and got the conversation back on what mattered.

But with that said, with the way things are now, with the advent of the speaker of the house and seemingly everyone in the Republican party abandoning him, I really believe that our next president is going to be Hillary Clinton.


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The fact that the Republican party has abandoned Donald Trump really angers me. If he or anyone else is the nominee, they should support him 100 percent and I am really pissed off that they have just hung him out to dry. Win, lose or draw, they should support the damn nominee.

But that’s not happening and without the support of people like the speaker, he’s not going to have the ground game that he needs and he’s not going to be able to recover.

He’s down 11 points or more right now in a lot of the states and it’s going to be very hard in 30 days to bring that back.

It’s pretty much insurmountable.

As I said in my editorial last week, the only reason I supported Donald Trump — again, I am a Democrat now — is that I wanted to try and jar some new direction into this country because I am sick and tired of Washington as a whole because nothing gets done there and all these lobbyists are able to control everything that goes on there.

Everything is bipartisan and nothing gets done.


This has been a real ugly campaign and it’s gotten so nasty that it’s really divided this country into two sides. And I really feel that this country needs a lot of healing and I am praying that if Hillary Clinton gets elected that she can bring us together again because this country can’t go on like this.


That’s why I was supporting Donald because Donald brings people together and gets things done. Yes, he said some horrible, despicable things. But I don’t believe that that’s why you vote or don’t vote to elect someone president.

But I think that right now, as it stands, only a miracle — if there is a silent majority across this country that wants change, even though it's not showing up in the polls right now — can save him.

If it is, as it looks like, that Hillary Clinton is elected, then every American needs to get behind her and support her 100 percent.

We, as Americans have to pray to God, that she is gonna bring this country together again and not continue the division that Obama has fostered. I really thought that Donald Trump could be the person to do that, but I will give my total support to whoever wins this election because the country is more important than any one person.

This has been a real ugly campaign and it’s gotten so nasty that it’s really divided this country into two sides. And I really feel that this country needs a lot of healing and I am praying that if Hillary Clinton gets elected that she can bring us together again because this country can’t go on like this.

She is a very, very smart woman and she’s a very, very tough woman. And I really believe that she could turn out to be a hawk … meaning that she won’t take any crap from anyone around this world.

Watching Hillary Clinton in the second debate, I saw a real feistiness and I think that she may turn out to be a better president than most people think.

And having her husband Bill Clinton, who I have a great amount of respect for, there with her, will help tremendously.

Bill Clinton has got a great mind and doesn’t take any crap from anyone. I could vote for Bill Clinton tomorrow.


She needs to be a president for everyone. Listen, she has to look at some of the reasons Trump had so much support. I think people are tired of Washington not getting things done. They’re worried about crime and terrorism. They want to be safe in their own homes and on the streets.


What the communities across America need is healing. And what Hillary, if she becomes president, needs to do is bring us all together and start that healing. We need to end the partisanship. We need to bring the inner cities and the police together. The most important thing is that we need to bring jobs to our inner cities so we provide the younger people with an opportunity for the future.

As you get older, you realize all this divisiveness needs to stop.

She needs to be a president for everyone. Listen, she has to look at some of the reasons Trump had so much support. I think people are tired of Washington not getting things done. They’re worried about crime and terrorism. They want to be safe in their own homes and on the streets.

What Trump was saying about immigration was that we have to know who is coming into this country. Imagine if just one percent of the million refugees that are coming into the country from Syria are terrorists. That’s 10,000 jihadists that are looking to kill Americans. And they are gonna want to kill all Americans — Muslim Americans, black Americans, Asian Americans – everyone.

I and all of America would certainly welcome the women and children and other victims of the atrocities in Syria with open arms. But we have to be able to know who’s who because you know the terrorists will use those open arms against us.

Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump — whoever becomes president - needs to look at effective ways to really know who is coming into our country. It shouldn’t be a Republican or a Democrat thing. It should be an American thing.

Because whoever wins will need to be the president of all Americans.