Oh there are a lot of reasons, but this piece from the Washington Post encapsulates a few of the best. I hope you will read it, it's probably made the rounds via some Facebook walls but I don't know that, so at risk of asking you to enjoy something twice, here's the link: The janitor felt invisible to Georgetown students — until one changed his life To me one of the best parts of America is its essential optimism in action, and another best part is the contagion of random moments of inspired difference-making for the better. Actions that keep American hopes alive across the board. I feel that somehow Donald Trump in the bubble of his business empire and its day to day concerns has somehow managed to miss out on how uplifting it is to live in a country where ordinary Americans take time to reach out to other ordinary Americans, across lines of class, race, age and so forth, lines that some like to emphasize and others don't see as barriers to getting along with each other and helping the country advance as well. That piece in the WaPo is a perfect sketch of how barrier-melting happens and how it spreads even across generations, never mind walks of life. Do you believe the ugly scenarios that Trump and his supporters --perhaps I should say henchmen-- lay out for America if he is not our choice this November? I don't, and I scoff at the ugliness inside Roger Stone's brain, to pick on one of Trump's advisors. Stone was profiled recently in one of the Financial Times' long-running "Lunch with the FT" series, and I pity Ed Luce for having to sit through Stone's dreadful offerings, including this outburst when Luce asked Stone what would happen if Trump loses: What about Hillary Clinton, I ask? What happens if she beats Trump? Stone’s words spill out even faster than before. At one point, he sounds so strident that half the restaurant turns to see what the fuss is about. “If she wins, we’re done as a nation,” Stone shoots back. “We’ll be overrun by hordes of young Muslims, like Germany and France, raping, killing, violating, desecrating. You can see that. It’s happening there.” Stone is so enraptured by his dystopian nightmare, he appears not to notice that everyone can hear him. “If Hillary wins, there will be widespread unrest, civil disobedience, badly divided government in which half the country believes she, her daughter, and her husband belong in prison. There’ll be no goodwill. No honeymoon. There will be systematic inspection of all of her actions because someone who has been a crook in the past will be a crook in the future. It will be sad. I’ll probably be forced to move to Costa Rica.” The thing that horrifies me --past the impending burden on poor Costa Rica-- is the extent to which Donald Trump and his helpers Mr. Stone and Mr. Bannon in particular have gone, and are doubtless going, to ensure that exactly those predictions will come true. Anyone who goes to great lengths to disrespect the diversity of our country and to undermine, in advance, American's acceptance of the results of a national election is no patriot. And yet the Republicans have put Donald Trump at the top of ther ballot. In fact, such behavior is enough to make plenty of ordinarily sunny American optimists angry enough to make sure that they vote for #neverTrump in November. I think again of the Georgetown students who have been inspired to crack out of the bubble of their mostly privileged backgrounds and learn more about the optimisim and sheer grit of the custodians and cooks and window washers at their school. Their efforts to help fund the higher dreams of people they now know better are what America is really about. Keeping the dream alive, keeping the doors open. Letting another generation pass those traits on. Setting a positive example of who we can be at our best. These are not people who in their wildest moments can support the ideation of Donald Trump and his campaign crew. Somehow I think there are enough people in this (largely artificially) polarized country who still see across "lines" in America to keep the tapestry of our ordinary lives from being shredded by a guy like Donald Trump. I hope so. But I want to know what you think. What are your reasons for believing that Donald Trump cannot win this contest for President of the USA?