Thursday, December 17, 2015

Donald Trump

Photo: Michael Vadon
The Middle Finger of America's Right Hand
Norman Lear

A multi-billionaire whose core support is blue-collar, a man seemingly immune to foot in mouth disease, dangerous demagogue or divine redemption? Accused of being everything from the reincarnation of Adolph Hitler to a False Flag Op from the Hillary Clinton campaign he continually comes out on top.

Now in the interest of full disclosure, I don't like Donald Trump the Candidate, frankly I think he's the Republican version of Barrack Obama, good with a sound-bite and zero relevant experience.  I also think he's dangerous (politically)... liberals may wander in and pooh pooh this at their leisure (and own risk) but when he stops trying to woo right wing republicans and turns his talents (or staff) to the general electorate, I think he may pose a serious threat to the Democrats blue-collar base the way Reagan did to Carter.

Curiously I find more outright support for Donald Trump among the Democrats I know than Republicans. He's not Republicans first choice, he may be their second or third, most seem interested in Cruz or Rubio, with a sprinkling of Carson fans, but he is certainly a better alternative to them than either Clinton or Sanders. Now these aren't Che Guevara Democrats or even blog wandering Democrats, most are second or third generation old familial Democrats and most are all aboard with Donald Trump.  They don't see him as a politician, most don't even really see him as a "Republican", but they like that he is beholden to no one, and for the most part they like what he has to say in simple concrete terms.

I'm curious as to what your experience is... who do you see supporting Donald Trump? Do you think he can steal votes from the Democrats in a general election?  


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