A columnist, Michael Brendan Dougherty, wrote “Trump cannot succeed in a general election without an unforeseeable intervention from beyond our normal politics — think a sudden economic crash, a terrorist attack, or the likelihood of war.”
Many, however, are sick and tired of hearing the naysayers say that Trump can’t win the election. Yet, before the first caucus in Iowa, the naysayers said that Trump’s lead won’t last. He’s just a fluke, a showman. Then when he began winning with 20 to 25% of the vote, the naysayers, including talk show hosts, stressed that Trump can’t win the nomination when more than 2/3 of the Republicans didn’t vote for him. They neglected to interject that he won over more than a dozen candidates.
Then when the number of candidates was reduced to a handful of candidates, the naysayers said that Trump won’t win the election because he’s only getting 35 to 45% of the vote from the Republicans, while all along they kept on saying that his obnoxious rhetoric will cause him to drop down and out of the race. And now, after winning NY by more than 60% and the other 5 states this past Tues by more than 50%, the naysayers, including a conservative talk show host, continue to say that Trump can’t win the election. That in the 5 states this past Tues, Hillary won by more than Trump—though comparing the primaries to the election is like comparing apples to (not apples but to) prunes. The talk show host failed to reveal state that Trump won in every single county in these 5 states and missed a total victory in NY by only one small island, Manhattan—and that one island was won, not by Cruz, but Kasich.
All the naysayers, who continue to knock Trump are pushing a vast majority away from the Republican party. They, the established politicians, not Trump, may be on the verge of breaking up the Republican party—and perhaps for the better. The established naysaying politicians just don’t get it.
In 2010, the Republicans took control of the House—little happened. In 2014, the Republicans took control of the Senate—again little happened. One reason why Romney lost in 2012 is that Republicans did not come out to vote. Why? Simply because the voters are disillusioned by the politicians.
A vast majority of voters, remember Nixon’s silent majority, are sick and tired of the politics and the rhetoric coming from the naysaying established politicians. Trump, in spite of his rough persona, brings freshness, enthusiasm and encouragement to government and the presidency.
Just like the Timex watch that keeps on ticking, the Eveready rabbit that keeps going, and the tortoise that wins the race over the hare, Trump keeps on going and going and going because he is not a typical politician. He is a businessman who wants to save America.