Love him or hate him, Donald Trump cannot be ignored or wished away. He is a viable Presidential candidate who can win and one who knows how the games of the world are played, their players and the moves it takes to win.
The Republican National Committee is reported as not embracing him; however, whoever has the support of the people can get their nomination and if Trump is so viewed, he will win the presidency for he has something that others have not, hutzpah.
First, though Trump may have inherited some of his startup leverage, he has turned it in the stratosphere, more than doubling that initial investment. His father was Frederick Christ Trump who started as a barber and ventured into real estate. Understanding how crucial property rights are under the constitution, Donald John Trump was no dummy going from Fordham University to the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania graduating with distinction in economics and anthropology. His properties are done with elegance and style, something we in America need desperately to regain.
Second, the media tries to stir the pot on a brewing fight between the establishment Republicans and the Tea Partyers, Libertarians and other members of the party holding on, to restore America’s greatness. Trump says he is Pro-Life. I believe he is Pro-Wife, of the female variety, as demonstrated with three spouses two of whom were not born in this country which belies the anti-immigrant label being bantered about. His political giving is all over the board befitting a businessman trying to cover his bases not one seeking political correctness.
Third is Donald John Trump’s brash, bold and in your face style with rhetoric to back it up. When he speaks about the illegal alien problem crossing the Mexican border, it’s a topic needing airing not meekness from those seeking to make bad deals which compromise our rule of law, disadvantages citizens and puts us on a path to increased internal disunity. His willingness to advocate a 35% tax or tariff on companies in America which take their plants abroad and then sell us back stuff which should have been made here strikes a chord. The McCain comments while not politically correct didn’t hurt with those irritated by the McCain-Feingold Laws which stifle campaigns.
Lastly, “The Donald” with billions has the ability to finance his own campaign. This leaves the RNC and others on the periphery while taking the mantel of leadership solely unto himself. The original constitutionalist didn’t want a king but a president. It is this which frightens stakeholders from consultants, to media pundits to PACs to lobbyists, as well as political parties scrambling, looking as Jokers trying to top his deuce or 2 of spades=the Trump Card.
In my three meetings with Mr. Trump I was impressed by his courteousness, credentials, own striking hair and understanding of the Art of the Deal. Holding the deck of cards, could Donald Trump win? Yep. Will he win? Depends on the draw of the cards.