Aug 20, 2015

So What Do I Think About Donald Trump? I Don't Even Know

Common Sense Commentary: People ask, "What do you think about Trump?" I don't know what to think about him. I do believe the storm he is riding in the Republican Party was there all along ... just untapped, as yet, by the other candidates. They are tip-toeing: Trump is marching. Trump did not brew up the storm but saw it and got on board. Those 24 % of Republicans supporting him right now were there before he picked up their cause. Cruz came nearest to saying what they wanted to hear previously. He said it in diamonds, Rubio said a little of it in hearts  and Rand Paul said one swing of it in clubs ... But Trump said it in spades. He took the loose cannon approach and made nearly all of the other candidates mad and half of the GOP voters because he was stomping on the toes of their favorites. But the fact is that a majority of voters, in both parties (and that is what counts in the general election not the primaries) pretty much agree with him on immigration. Yes, Trump has baggage, but he left it in his limousine and boarded the train with a camouflaged backpack, olive green sea bag and an M1 rifle. He needs to cover up that hair with a helmet to pass as a real political Marine. If the 24% holds or increases, the Republicans will be forced to embrace him for either President or VP lest he split the party and run on a third ticket. If that happens, he would lose a few of the 24% and gain some Democrats. Would I vote for him? If he is the nominee, chooses the right VP and takes a stand for right to life ... yes... I do not know a single Democrat I would vote for, but maybe an Independent. RB

This Trump News Just Shook The 
Political Establishment To The Core!

By Wayne Dupree in the Political Insider

There are some establishment watchers who wish the GOP front-runner — Donald Trump — would just go away and stop “dividing” the Republican party, even though it was divided before he joined the presidential race. During his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh had this to say about Donald Trump:

“Trump hasn’t faded. He’s not shown any signs up of fading yet. He goes on Meet the Press yesterday and, have to tell you, the establishment is shocked, angry, saddened. He came off as presidential. He had a serious immigration plan. And the key to Trump’s immigration plan is that it almost dovetails exactly with public opinion on immigration. You know, it’s kind of stunning. We got 16 Republican candidates now, and there’s only one of them — only one — with a unique view or different view on immigration. It’s Trump.” A new CNN/ORC poll gives the New York businessman 24% support among GOP registered voters, followed by Jeb Bush at 13%.

Other Republican candidates are in the single digits, including Ben Carson (9%); Marco Rubio and Scott Walker (8%); Rand Paul (6%); Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, and John Kasich (5%), and Mike Huckabee (4%).

The CNN survey comes after polls in Iowa and New Hampshire show Trump leading in those two states in the wake of the Aug. 6  debate and the businessman’s highly publicized dispute with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

From CNN:

“The poll suggests those behind Trump love him: He holds a 98% favorability rating among his supporters. But those Republican voters who aren’t supporting Trump are skeptical that he would help the party. Most Republicans (58%) say the party would have a better chance to win in 2016 with someone else at the top of the ticket, including 72% of those who don’t currently back the businessman.”

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