"Time and again history has shown that when demagogues have gotten power or come close to getting power, it usually does not end well," former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman told the New York Times. "There is no basis in thinking that our democracy is so strong, our checks and balances so finely hedged, that no single person can lead us off the precipice. Trump can," Mike Fernandez, a Florida health care executive and major Republican donor wrote in the Miami Herald. "His convention-speech comment, 'I alone can fix it,' should make every American shudder," the Houston Chronicle wrote. "He is, we believe, a danger to the Republic." The Dallas Morning News observed, "Trump's values are hostile to conservatism. He plays on fear — exploiting base instincts of xenophobia, racism and misogyny — to bring out the worst in all of us, rather than the best."