We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Like shipwrecked mariners clinging to a floating mast..."
That's the point. We are indeed like survivors clinging to anything that might save us. Do you really think the country, our great republic is OK? $10 trillion in debt in 8 years and god only knows how much the FED has printed and handed out like candy to the elite. We are looking into the abyss and not just the economic abyss. We have other serious problems here and around the world and the Democrats offer us Hillary (Merkel) Clinton after 8 years of Barack (god damn America) Obama. They are the flotsam and jetsam of this disaster. Trump is America's William Wallace and George Will is the reincarnation of Benedict Arnold.
I think those who are marooned are stuck in the primary season and think of Trump only through that lens. They have not been paying attention to what has been going on the last few weeks and will be surprised when they see him come debate time.
He has been incredibly focused in the last 2 weeks. Very full of policy and coming across as 'presidential,' which is what many claimed they wanted to see.
So, here it is. Check it out. I think you will be happy by what you see.