This is the story of a very rich man who decided to get into something with which he had no experience. He was determined to win by insulting his competitors, using his business success as the basis for the move, and by throwing out ideas that sounded great to the layman.
If there’s a kiss of death in the world of Presidential primary politics, it’s peaking too early. From Herman Cain to Michele Bachmann, Howard Dean to Hillary Clinton, the “unbeatable” frontrunners the year before an election year invariably fall once the primaries actually take place.
The uninformed voters who watched Donald Trump’s 60 Minutes interview are certainly pumping their fists and embracing the things they heard. Like the high school student council presidential candidate, he’s promising to put soda pop in the water fountains and to eliminate homework on weekends.
After the disastrous loss by the Republicans in 2012 that gave President Barack Obama his second term, many potential candidates started exploring the potential of 2016. Ted Cruz was certainly one of them, but his prayer before the White House two years ago today had nothing to do with a Presidential Run.
Donald Trump is going to teach Fox News a lesson. They aren’t bowing down to him like the liberal media that is salivating over the possibility of him winning the nomination, so he’s lashing out like a student council candidate.
It’s so easy to be a liberal. There are very few moral or ethical roadblocks in their way, not because their morals or ethics are higher but because they use them so conveniently depending on the shifting landscape of their political doctrine.
There’s something appealing about a rebel. They say what they want to say and do what they want to do. It’s refreshing, even appealing when you’re used to an alternative that is known for being boring.
There will be a million articles about who won and who lost this week’s GOP debate on CNN. We’re going to sum it all up in an article that can be read in under two minutes with just the reality and no spin.
There are two things that normally happen to GOP candidates through the election cycle. First, they veer to the right during the primaries to court the Tea Party, far right, and evangelical votes (more on that statement in a second). Second, they veer back towards the middle after they win the nomination (more on that as well).
There’s something about a great salesman that’s appealing. It’s what made people love watching Mad Men;s self-destructing Don Draper and it’s the reason that Steve Jobs was so popular despite being a bad example as a human being. As salesmen go, Donald Trump is arguably the best in modern politics with his only real competitor being President Obama.