Trump speaks loudly, clearly and intelligently on every issue affecting our country under this President. He also has a storied past that the left has said little about. When Carl Paladino launched his bid for the gubernatorial in NY, the left was largely silent until he was the nominee. There was even a bogus poll showing Paladino well in the lead. His past caught up with him quickly as the left descended on him with well-earned vehemence as he marched from the Primary to the election. My concern is the same thing will happen here. What I do want to see is his articulate and strong straight forward approach transferred to a more viable candidate. Who is more viable is a question but let’s hope there is one.
Charles Krauthammer has recently had an exchange with Donald Trump about his possible Presidential bid. He views Trump as a clown and the Al Sharpton of the Gop. Thomas Sowell has a similar view.
I agree with Thomas Sowell’s view that the birth certificate issue does more harm to the GOP than to the President. Personally, I believe the President is using it effectively to diminish the political party. As he said, “The birth-certificate issue does more political damage to Obama’s critics than to the president himself, because it enables the media to paint those critics as kooks. Nor are Donald Trump’s political positions such as to create a stampede to his cause.”
But why is Trump’s voice sounding so loudly with the American people? “Trump has what so many other Republicans are so painfully lacking: the ability and the willingness to articulate arguments clearly, forcefully, and in plain English. Too many Republicans talk like the actor of whom a critic once said, “he played the king like he was afraid that someone else was going to play the ace.”
“What electrified so many Republicans about Sarah Palin in the 2008 election campaign was that her speeches offered such a contrast to the usual mealy-mouthed talk common among other Republican candidates, including Sen. John McCain. Whether you agreed or disagreed with her position on the issues, you didn’t have to wave your hand in front of her eyes to see if she was awake.”
But could the Donald damage our chance to depose the President in 2012?Thomas Sowell says it will: “Donald Trump is dangerous in at least two senses. If, by some tragic miracle, he should become the Republicans’ candidate for president in 2012, that would be the closest thing to an iron-clad guarantee of a second term in the White House for Barack Obama.
That would be a huge setback for the Republicans — and, far more important — a historic catastrophe for this country.
What seems more likely is that Donald Trump as a candidate for the Republican nomination would use his superior articulation skills — not to mention brash irresponsibility — to trash all the other Republican candidates for that nomination, leaving them damaged goods in the eyes of the public, and therefore less able to gather the votes needed to prevent the reelection of Obama.” Read more here: National Review