Let me start off by saying that Donald Trump is the last Republican I want to hold office; I think he’s a con-man. I also want to acknowledge that, while we bicker on this blog, there are some really smart people here. Now, let me tell you something you might not want to here:
We just don’t count.
Seriously, we don’t. The American electorate doesn’t want to talk about the things we do here. They want to pursue happiness and they just want a government that looks out for them. Watch this 90-second explanation of “the Genius of Donald Trump” by Chris Matthews.
Either we have a country or we don’t. That’s what Trump is saying.
Trump reminds me of the big city mayors from last century: Rizzo in Philly, Koch in New York, Daley in Chicago, and Flynn in Boston. Larger than life in personality, Machiavellian in politics, and achievement driven in practice. If you want to get a good insight to these personalities, watch “Boss” on Netflix.
Center-right voters are pissed at Republicans and the Democrats give them absolutely no alternative (except maybe Jim Webb). They don’t want to hear about policies, don’t trust Hillary, and want someone to lead…. like a big city Mayor does.
A year ago, I privately shared that I thought Christie would fill that space but Trump sucked all the air out of the room because he dared to discuss that which Republicans were advised not to discuss; illegal immigration.
I often tell candidates that my opinion doesn’t matter. I, like so many of you reading and writing on this blog, love talking about principles, policy, and politics. My neighbors don’t. They just want to someone to look out for them.
Donald Trump is going to be the Mayor of America, whether you like it or not.