Here’s the talking points that are being distributed to mainstream media right now. First, they’ll try to convince us that Marco Rubio really won even though he came in third where he was projected. Second, they won’t discuss Ted Cruz over-performing while reporting that Rubio over-performed; as challenging as that sounds, they’ll figure out a way to pull it off. Third, they’ll attack Donald Trump a little bit, but they won’t say very much about this incredibly disheartening loss for a campaign that has been touting the power of the polls for so long.
Initially, I intended to wait until after the results of the Iowa caucus before writing this, but that doesn’t really match the tone. When you read this, you’ve probably already seen the results which is why the pre-caucus perspective is important when it comes to faith in the system and our leaders.
On Monday, Iowa Republicans will cast the most impactful Presidential caucus vote that they’ve ever made. Some will try to downplay the importance, but the ebb and flow of the 2016 election will tilt dramatically based on whether Iowans decide they want the salesman Donald Trump or the statesman Ted Cruz.
When one compares the “unfair” question that drove Donald Trump to boycott the Fox News GOP debate to the questions and attacks that Ted Cruz was getting from every possible angle, it’s easy to see that Trump crumbled under the lighter version. Cruz faced much tougher scrutiny from Megyn Kelly and addressed them like an adult rather than throwing a tantrum like Trump.
One does not have to hit their knees before bed and read the Bible daily to see the clear need for Judeo-Christian values within the Oval Office. Faith matters, but many in the mainstream media are trying to downplay the importance of faith in a President. Believing this fallacy may be the biggest mistake an American can make.
As a Constitutional conservative, the very thought of changing things in the Constitution gives me pause. I’m reluctant about “modernizing” as a trend towards the Constitution based upon what we’ve seen done by the Supreme Court over the decades as well as our current President. The SCOTUS took advantage of the Constitution with rulings such as gay marriage last year and the POTUS has tried to do anything he can to circumvent the Constitution.
It’s futile to try to post a short list of the misconceptions that surround GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. We’ve tried to narrow it all down to the top five biggest things that most people get wrong about him. He’s not a bad guy, nor is he our savior. He’s somewhere in between and completely misunderstood by friends and foes.
This post isn’t for Trump supporters. I’ve learned over the last month that he can do literally anything to demonstrate his inability to be an adequate President and you will support him even more. This is for those with an open mind who are considering Trump as a valid option.
Conservatism is dying. None of us want to hear it, let alone admit it, but the Donald Trump phenomenon represents this death in multiple ways. As the Republican Party reverses its course from heading towards conservatism two years ago to embracing populism today, we are faced with a catastrophic scenario that makes the old school neocon-fueled Republican Establishment look like the not-so-bad-guys.
In 2008, I supported Mike Huckabee and in 2012 I supported Rick Santorum. I didn’t like the Republican Establishment’s choice of John McCain and Mitt Romney. I definitely don’t like their current choice of Donald Trump. It’s time to turn your support towards the conservative Christian who has a chance of beating the Republican Establishment’s choice for the first time since Ronald Reagan.