Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Donald

A friend called yesterday to tell me he's voting for The Donald after hearing his speech.


Later I heard The Donald on Hannity's radio show.  Lotsa bombast, not too much content--but the bombast was a lot of fun to hear--until he got around to mentioning Oprah as his VP pick.

So this analysis is spot-on:

...Donald Trump is the disrespectful candidate for people who disrespect the process. He’ll be rude. He’ll be loud. He’ll be confrontational. And he won’t get the nomination. But along the way, he will speak to the fears and hopes of a lot of people who no longer connect with Washington or trust the government to get it right.

For a lot of people who hate politicians who go to Washington to get rich off the system like Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 0%, they can trust that Donald Trump is already a billionaire so will not need to enrich himself off the treasury. Trump’s campaign, like Ben Carson’s, makes no sense in an age when people respect Washington. But it makes a hell of a lot of sense in an age when people no longer think their vote matters, but they sure want the crap kicked out of all the politicians they blame for making their vote meaningless

The people who no longer think they can win in America will side with a guy even they don’t think can win, just to watch him strike the match and burn down all they feel betrayed them. And that, ironically, can give him staying power when coupled with his money....

In that regard, The Donald has something in common with Mike Ditka, who contemplated a Senate run against--of all people--Barry Soetero/Obozo.  Ditka would probably have won that contest, although he may only have served one term.

But for those of you who like to play "What If the South Had Won the War?", we ask:  "What If Ditka Had Won the Senate Seat"?

Same here:  "What If The Donald Wins the Presidency?"



Anonymous said...

"The Donald" is certainly not a perfect candidate, but at this point, I too am looking at just about any alternative to those candidates coming from the professional political class.

Barbara said...

Trump is just a rich reality star who doesn't care if he wins. He can mess up the debate, decimate the reputation of the other candidates and then go back to Trump Tower laughing. This process is a mess if any billionaire can declare.

He will probably drop out and endorse Hillary.

Dad29 said...

Actually, Barbara, any natural-born US citizen over the age of 35 can "declare," just like Trump did.