I really did not want to write another editorial until after the Thursday Debate, because I am a bit tired . . . AND I’M PLENTY TRUMPED-OUT . . . and then he goes and does something as STUPID as concocting an insult to stay out of the FOX News Debate.
What kind of leadership is that? And if you’re thinking it’s a great strategy . . . think again.
MY HOBSON’S CHOICE:
BEFORE I GET GOING ON THIS EDITORIAL . . . let me say it once again, if Trump becomes the Republican Nominee, I will give him Support on this BLOG, because I would rather have a piece of work like Trump win the Presidency, than any Democrat.
And if that doesn’t say all that needs to be said abut where I stand . . . nothing else will.
WHY HAS TRUMP DECIDED TO THROW THIS HISSY FIT?
Many Pundits are saying that it’s because of FOX News’ Anchor Megyn Kelley, who will be one of the Debate Moderators, who hurt Trump’s feelings with a loaded question in the first debate of the series . . . who will not be removed by FOX News.
If that’s the case . . . I’ve seen less sensitive eggshells than Trump’s Ego.
BUT I DON’T BELIEVE IT . . . I believe that you can only run for so far, and for so long on BS. And that’s what Trump has been running on from DAY-ONE, with Loads and Loads of BS – because he has tapped into the EXTRAORDINARY and justifiable ANGER the people have for politicians, from the Village Square, to the Congress, all the way to the White House and the Supreme Court.
Trump has tapped into a seething anger amongst the people, who want more than anything to PUNISH the establishment as hard as they can, for all the abuse and misery the bureaucrats and politicians have been heaping upon the people for generations . . . AND TRUMP IS GOING TO BE THEIR PUNISHER.
The problem with Trump’s campaign . . . is that REALITY and BS are on an inevitable COLLISION COURSE, where in this last debate, just before Iowa, Trump will have to answer HOW HE IS GOING TO GET THINGS DONE.
It’s not enough to be saying for almost 6-Months, how GREAT he will make America again. And how he will negotiate EVERYTHING. And how he will be winning EVERYTHING, so much so, that the people of America will get tired of WINNING.
It’s becoming thinner than just somewhat, hearing Trump constantly bragging about how much EVERYONE LOVES HIM . . . as if that is the most important thing in his world.
I kind of believe, that what we are witnessing in Trump, is the BREAKDOWN of a man who asked for one APPROBATION BEYOND THE LINE, who picked needless and insulting fights with every other candidate . . . who has simply run out of BS.
THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A SECOND . . .
Trump has called Ted Cruz a Liar in the most insulting ways possible. And has said repeatedly how no one likes Cruz. Oh yeah, what has Trump done to make friends and win the respect of the other Candidates?
At the very least . . . some people hate Cruz, because he actually stood up to his own Party to deliver on his campaign promises to legislate like a Conservative, rather than as a RINO.
He has mocked Jeb Bush, insulted Rand Paul, dumped on Marco Rubio, and disparaged Carly Fiorina’s Face. But why bother just listing the people who came under Trumps undeserved wrath, since no one in Trump’s Sights were spared his undeserved and very often vicious insults.
I’VE DEBATED FOR MOST OF MY LIFE. I’ve debated on Stage, on Radio, and on Camera. I’ve debated against people who really and truly hated my guts (French Quebec Separatists), to the point where the only way I could attend many of these debates were with Armed Body Guards, who I paid for personally. And let me make this clear too . . . I REALLY DIDN’T LIKE MANY OF THE PEOPLE I WAS DEBATING.
I’ve also debated in front of Live Televised Forums in French, which is not my native language . . . and during all the debates, which were far too many for me to even remember – NOT ONE OF US . . . not on either side of whichever debate, treated the other as disrespectfully in my lifetime of debates, as Trump has done in every debate he attended.
AND MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT THIS. The issues on the table were serious. And we went after each other without mercy. But, we had our facts, our talking points, our vulnerable spots to aim for when it came time to come in for the kill . . . and when the time was right – we closed with as much fury as we could possibly muster.
BUT AFTER THE DEBATE . . . we could each go home with the knowledge, that we didn’t dishonor either our cause or ourselves. AT LEAST I CAN SAY THAT ABOUT MYSELF.
NOW THINK LONG AND HARD BEFORE ANSWERING THIS . . .
Knowing how Trump treated all the other candidates with utter contempt and derision – CAN YOU SAY THE SAME ABOUT HIM? And is that the attitude in a man or woman who you want to lead your country?
THIS TIME . . . TRUMP WENT ONE STEP OVER THE LINE:
It is possible that Trump might rethink his position and go to the debate, but at this point, I can’t see how that would be possible, and see how he can save face.
ALSO . . . I think the damage Trump has just done to his campaign is pretty much irreversible, because the last thing any political candidate needs . . . are people who will question his or her integrity. And now – that door is wide open.
There’s another problem too . . . I can guarantee you that people who might have held their nose and voted for Trump in the general election, should he win the nomination in spite of all of his Shenanigans, might just now hold their nose and not vote at all.
IF TRUMP DOESN’T DO WELL IN IOWA:
IF TRUMP HAD A CHANCE TO WIN IN IOWA on February 1st, I think that opportunity is now gone. And if Cruz should happen to win BIG, and if Trump should finish further behind Cruz than anyone imagined, or NOT even finish in SECOND place, it will be all over for Trump.
That’s how much damage I think Trump did to himself . . . because he realized that running a campaign on BS might have finally come to an end.
AS OF FEBRUARY FIRST . . . IT WILL BE A WHOLE NEW RACE . . . and if Trump manages to somehow survive this, I will freely admit that this very wealthy empty-suit can walk on water. And he will have my support. BUT I REALLY HOPE NOT.
AS FOR THE CONSERVATIVES VERSUS THE LEFT . . . NOTHING CHANGES:
PS – If Trump can’t get his way, and he sees his entire political world falling all about his shoulders, don’t be surprised if he doesn’t find or create a reason for him to blame the RNC, and announce that he will be running as an Independent.
WOE BE UPON US . . .
It’s remarkable how just one man, could create so much havoc beyond what Obama has done, where there was no need for it . . . But here we are.
And remember these famous words by Mark Twain: “Never pick a fight with a man who buys ink by the barrel and paper by the ton.”
In this day and age . . . the same can be said about picking a fight with FOX News.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov