Posts Tagged ‘Election’

Scrambling to Understand Why Donald Trump is leading

March 4, 2016

Most things are complex enough that to say This Is Simple is probably a bad Idea.

That said, I think the overall basic appeal of Trump is Alienation.

For years, traditional Democrats and Republicans have locked up the politics and funneled people into an either or choice. Obama or Romney/McCain…Bush or Gore etc.

Someone has finally figured out how to capitalize on the alienation that the government is NOT listening to the people. The nominee doesn’t have to be the lesser of two evils. Trump has created the perfect nominee for alienated people. Himself.

His appeal is not so much where ( if anywhere) that he stands on any issue. It is that he is willing to stand up and give people the finger. That’s what people want. They aren’t going to take it any more.

The guy is a personal disaster. Three marriages. Shady business dealings. Bankruptcies. Add to that his insulting almost the entire world.

Add to that his Narcissistic Personality Disorder and you have the perfect storm.

People see him as human ( despite the orange hair) and willing to take on traditional politicians like Rubio and Bush etc. That’s ( IMHO) why they support him. He is challenging the establishment. What people don’t care about are his views- Building a wall, Bombing Syria and Iraq flat, deporting illegal immigrants, Barring Muslims. Americans love Reality TV.  When they watch Reality TV, it doesn’t directly affect them like this would if Trump manages to get elected.

This is a perfect storm. I fear for the world if he even gets close. I hope people wake up. I don’t have a lot of hope for that. I think the more the Republican establishment tries to discredit him, the more his support will grow. I predict he will splinter and shatter the Republican Party. Whoever runs on the Democratic side will win.  It is clear that with the Romney, McCain, and Graham statements this week that they think so too.

 

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