Letter: Donald Trump better suited to lead

Radical Democrats who used to loathe the middle class now embrace them, all the while moving farther to the left and advocating policies that do little to help middle-class struggles and keep working people dependent. On the Republican side, the religious component and extreme right has come to dominate the GOP.

Moderates have no voice and yet times have changed, our dire economic situation has changed. Trump capitalized on it and did so in a radically disarming way, alienating competitors but playing the media effectively for coverage at little cost. He knew he would pay a price for a unconventional and shocking campaign, but it worked. He knew what he was doing.

What makes Trump more attractive than Hillary Clinton is his determination for action, he fights and he leads. Clinton polls and waits to see how the crowd is moving. Trump wants to get this economy moving again as Ronald Reagan did, but on a much wider scale. Trump could, if he surrounds himself with the right people, be a highly successful president, maybe one of the greatest. Trump seems better suited for these desperate times than Clinton. He was not my first choice, he shocked me, but I see his strategy behind it and he is the only agent for real change in these troubling and confusing times, the only one to kick the table over and push ahead. We stay safe with Clinton and we continue to slide into the abyss.

Cort Stapleton

Cedar Rapids

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