Or, to quote the football announcer: “HE COULD! GO! ALL! THE! WAY!!!”
I have a sneaky suspicion that one D. Trump could be the next POTUS. I told this to DW and she asked “Why?” so I told her:
He keeps refusing to be intimidated into political correctness by the press, and then when they push him he spouts off things that the rest of the country is thinking, except for the people in the press.
Sure, he’s rich enough to buy ads enough to get popular. But you haven’t heard a single Trump ad yet. He’s sucking up all the oxygen, simply by being “controversial” by saying the same sorts of things you think all the time. It’s a long. [deleted]. time. until Novmber, 2016 and a lot of stuff can happen between now and then, including the proverbial “live boy or dead girl” scenario. But I doubt it. I think this guy has been working up the same case of giveadamn as me, these last many years- but he’s got the bankroll to allow him to pull off the campaign without compromise.
So what you are seeing may be Trump, unvarnished. He says what he intends, because he doesn’t HAVE to care what anyone thinks. Like it or don’t vote for him, but he doesn’t have to change his message to suit his audience. Which he knows, of course – so what you are seeing may also be a mask. He could still be a stalking horse for the eventual Democratic Party candidate, which will intentionally split the Republican Party vote and lead to a Democrat POTUS. There is approximately one way to find out: the hard way.
But this involves a larger number of people than have been interested in a very long time, finding a candidate they can agree with on about 80% of what he says, with a track record of getting things done. So. I’d prefer President Cruz or maybe President Walker. I don’t like what I’ve heard of Trump’s religion. But from all the way back here on the calendar, so far, maybe, I could pull the lever for Trump.