Donald Trump assured American voters Thursday night that despite what Marco Rubio had suggested, there was "no problem" with the size of his hands -- or anything else. "Look at those hands, are they small hands?" the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination said, raising them for viewers to see. "And, he referred to my hands -- 'if they're small, something else must be small.' I guarantee you there's no problem. I guarantee."
Rubio in recent days revived a decades-old old insult, mocking Trump for having relatively slight hands. "He's always calling me Little Marco. And I'll admit he's taller than me. He's like 6'2, which is why I don't understand why his hands are the size of someone who is 5'2," Rubio said in Virginia on Sunday. "And you know what they say about men with small hands? You can't trust them."
The level of vulgarity that Americans will tolerate has taken whispers into shouts, subjects that were once argued about by insecure and fearful boys into the conversation of those who would presume to lead the most powerful nation on earth. Trump is not as fearful as what the whole silly season has become -- America's new reality show naked and uncensored... a populace willing to give Washington the middle finger instead of working to elect people of character and wisdom... My concern is why we as a society tolerate such crude and childish things as we seek to place a candidate into an office which has grown exponentially over the last eight years, both in influence and power! This debate is, unfortunately, a mirror of our own choices, our own judgment about what is right and fitting, and the level of our own conversation.
I am with the Dowager on this. Vulgarity is no substitute for wit. But I would go her one further, it is neither a substitute for character, wisdom, and ideas, either. But the only ones who can put a stop to this are those who cast their vote.
I am saddened that the whole thing has become a joke of a choice between a socialist who wants big government to be bigger, a feminist who believes it is her turn and who has a tenuous relationship with the truth, a man whose ego is bigger than the debate stage, and a couple of others who have gotten down and dirty in a contest in which we will all surely lose. Brothers and sisters, pray for our nation, those who seek election, those who govern, and for a citizenship who will demand a nobler character of those who would lead us....