So I guess it's pretty much official...after a surprising day of both Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropping out of the race, Donald Trump appears to be the Republican nominee for president.
For quite some time now I have been trying to figure out the whole Trump phenomenon.
I went through lots of variations of why those who stood by Donald were so adamant
in their dedication to him no matter what he said or did.
Honestly, it kind of reminded me of the way a battered woman talks about the person who beats her.
It appears that his supporters feel they are some how sharing his glory,
standing in his spotlight, a part of his fame.
That they see themselves by supporting him as something akin to being on Dancing With The Stars.
It's their moment. They are a part of something.
They stand by him even though he has no experience in running a country and running a company is NOT the same as running a country, not even a little bit!
Contrary to what president Obama said yesterday;
now this IS reality TV! http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/obama-trump-not-reality-tv-222899
So here's my question,,, what happens if Trump wins?
What happens when he now starts accepting loads of cash for his champagne from the very people and entities he has condemned and repays himself for the money he has loaned his primary champagne? Will he still demand he's self funded? Will people actually believe him? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/06/us/politics/donald-trump-campaign.html
What happens when he can't bring back the coal mining jobs he has promised because it's not the government that made those jobs disappear in the first place it's the coal companies themselves who cut jobs to make more profit because of the ever growing decline in coal use do to the advent of cheaper fuel. http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/05/05/like-manufacturing-jobs-to-china-whatever-trump-says-mining-jobs-are-not-returning-to-w-virginia/#4387bc9d6f48
And what about all those high paying manufacturing jobs he's promised to bring back,,, how exactly is that going to work?
If Mexico doesn't pay for the wall...
What do his fans do then? How will they react? And, who will they blame?
Will they take a look in the mirror or just blame it on Mexico and Muslims?
And what about the party itself?
Yesterday Paul Ryan, the Speaker Of The House said that at this time he would not support Donald Trump,
granted that may change but come on... http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/05/politics/paul-ryan-donald-trump-gop-nominee/
Lindsey Graham and other long time what used to be respected Republicans are lining up to make it clear Donald Trump does not represent their republican party. http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/06/politics/lindsey-graham-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-not-vote/
So what happens to the party now?
Well we have an update on that ad which is pretty darn remarkable!
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show
tracked down the man in the ad and spoke with him about the current race all these 52 years later;
Have a wonderful weekend!
Noodle and crew