There have been quite a few columns discussing where the blame or credit, depending on which apologist wrote the piece, belongs for President Donald Trump’s election. For those who seem incapable of looking objectively at reality, I would like to offer a couple of ideas to consider.

Donald Trump, Seema Verma

FILE - In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma listen at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and that's a major policy shift toward low-income people. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) ORG XMIT: WX101

The first, I think, is a minor reason Trump was elected. The incompetence, irresponsibility, and arrogance of members of both parties in Congress appealed to the “drain the swamp” part of Trump’s campaign and attracted people from both parties as well as independents.

The second reason, I think, is the main reason Trump was elected, and the blame for that rests squarely on the Democrats. They nominated the only person who could have lost to Trump. In the minds and hearts of the American people, there is no such thing as an "heir apparent” to the presidency.

I long for the ability to make a selection from people of honor and integrity who have the greater good of the citizens at the forefront of their political beliefs, but then again, I am an unrealistic optimist.

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Bo Bienvenu

retired manager

Prairieville