Friday, November 27, 2015

Yeah, I'm getting there

The Hill: "GOP in panic over Trump."
The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump.
The demise of Trump’s candidacy has been predicted by centrist Republicans and the media alike virtually since the day it began. But there is no empirical evidence at all to suggest it is happening.
I was convinced that the only reason Trump was on top of the polls at the start of silly season was name recognition.  Now I think he's defying gravity by being the anti-Romney: somebody who throws blind punches and doesn't really cares who is in the way.  Ted Cruz is rising in the polls for the same reason by swinging away at the press and then taking aggressive stands during the debates.

But at some point, the GOP is going to go from "shopping" to "buying" mode.  Then reality will set in about Trump.  Right?  Right?  Oh boy.


So yuge you'd never believe it said...

Trump has sky-high popularity for exactly one reason. He's the only candidate who understands how the American people feel about illegal immigration.

Yeah, he may not make a good president, and may not even be a Republican on most issues.

But he demonstrates the power of understanding a deep public undercurrent when every other candidate is in denial of it. That will cover a multitude of sins.

Eric said...

Yeah, that's one topic I know is of intense interest to a certain slice of the electorate.

Slice said...

Trump has sky-high popularity for exactly one reason.

25-30% of the polling, among 47% of the electorate. That's a pretty low sky.

Hillary Clinton's and the Democrats' fear of a possible Donald Trump candidacy is best summed up by baseball manager Tommy Lasorda, who once said this after being accused of ordering his pitchers to throw at opposing players including the weak-hitting Kurt Bevacqua:
"And I guaran-fu**ing-tee you THIS. When *I* pitched, and I was gonna pitch against a fu**ing team that had guys on it like BEVACQUA, I'd send a fu**ing LIMOUSINE to get the c**ksucker, to make sure he was in the motherfu**ing lineup. Because I'd kick that c**ksucker's ass any fu**ing day of the week."

Beautiful Wall of Worry said...

A rant like that is certainly the way to show you're not scared. For sure.

Justice Stephen Briar Patch said...

Anonymous said...

“The Trump phenomena will be known in the future as the perfect storm of stupidity” - Anon