I have an idea. If Donald Trump is elected president we might be able to pay off a large part of the nearly $20 trillion national debt. Here’s how. All Trump would need to do is offer his State of the Union speech as a pay-per-view and sell it not only here at home but around the world. Can you imagine the numbers for this spectacle? It would be unlike anything the world has seen since Elvis’s Aloha From Hawaii concert in 1973. Trust me, it would be amazing! It would be huge! It would be fabulous!
Either late Monday night or Tuesday morning we should know if Trump has won enough Iowa voters to claim his first victory in the Republican primary. Trying to follow and understand the dynamics of the GOP presidential race this time around is like trying to figure out a Rubik’s Cube. Follow me now: Trump is on top even though he was big fan of Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi not too long ago and bragged about it. Jeb Bush is near the bottom even though he has almost all the party establishment backing him and has raised and spent more money than anyone who is not financing his own campaign. Mike Huckabee won Iowa in 2008 but for some reason can’t get his campaign off the ground. So he’s mad at Ted Cruz for taking his 2008 supporters (Huckabee also accuses Cruz of double talk) and particularly the conservative Christians who have sided with Cruz over Huckabee so now Mike is saying things to attack Cruz and praise Trump even though ideologically Huckabee and Cruz are much, much closer than Huckabee is to Trump. Got that?
Bush is obsessed with taking out fellow Floridian Marco Rubio spending millions attacking him even though Rubio is in distant third place behind Trump and Cruz. Huh? Go figure, right. Ben Carson has not attacked anyone that I know of but that is not what the American people want. We want to see blood so Carson better start attacking someone even if it’s Rick Santorum or he is going to soon become a trivia question and not the Republican nominee. John Kasich is trying to get someone to listen to him and Chris Christie is doing the same. But it is The Donald that sucked all the oxygen out of the room. And all but Cruz are starting to turn blue in the face.
As for Trump, the guy has been all over the map politically in his career. That’s just the fact. I don’t blame Republican Party leaders for questioning who the real Donald Trump is. He’s involved in a hostile takeover of their party. And trust me, I am by no means a fan of the Republican establishment that Trump is fighting and have some of the very same grievances Trump has. But the GOP leaders do have a right to question a player that was cheering on the rival team not too long ago and now all of a sudden wants to transfer in and become head coach of yours. But if you criticize him or in some cases even question him, well, then, you better brace yourself because Trump will pull your pants down in public and then make you pay for it. The guy has no problem spitting into the wind.
Honestly, Trump should have run as a third-party independent. After all, it’s his independence in many ways that is really what makes him an attractive candidate to his supporters anyway.
Trump is hard to figure out. He says a lot of things that many people agree with and he says them openly and without fear. But sometimes when you lose your fear you lose your filter and a working filter is something all of us need if we are to strive for the good manners and civility our mommas tried to instill in us. Ironically, that same trait that pulls in the big crowds and huge television ratings is also the trait the causes him to act with scary volatility sometimes. A lot of his insults are personal, rude, crude and worthy of reality television. And so to circle back – that’s exactly why his first State of the Union speech would probably smash all previous ratings in the history of television and big; huge! So don’t go anywhere folks, it’s going to get even more entertaining I’m sure!