Trump is the best candidate Republicans are going to get
Trump comes off as a brawling boozer (even if he claims he doesn’t partake) with no filter but he comes across as money and power first and a clear supporter of white hegemony. His value set is a match for the Republican party. Being at least semi old money he doesn’t come off as being for sale. His willingness to be a total fool makes him seem comparatively honest. The country has a habit of wanting Presidents with balls. No question of his patriotism (despite the brand) nor possibly much concern about his ability to manage American branding. He is gaining a lot of clout for knocking around establishment figures even if they are on the right and for his sense of theater and willingness to be absolutely politically incorrect. In attacking McCain as a victim, it wasn’t so much veterans but McCain that was criticized, Swift boat was precedent.
Trump could beat Hilllary because of things like patriotism, honesty and political correctness. Trump doesn’t act like he is afraid of the establishment because he is the establishment. He’d also be a kind of middle finger to Washington and the Democratic party. Many liberals have issues with Hillary. My own is her treatment of Assange, don’t care if she was Secretary of State- hated her attitude and the things she said regarding a man that risked his life to let the American people and world know things a non shill media would have. This holds even though I appreciate she is left of Obama and her husband.
Rubio’s family immigrated from Cuba. As currently constituted the party would never accept a minority and certainly not after Obama. Part of why Romney lost was his Mormon background. One basically has to be a White Protestant. Even as beholden as the party seems to be to certain conservative Jews it couldn’t even elect a Jew.
Cruz, same issue, Cuban heritage, born in Canada.
Walker- he is too much of a light-weight and Koch shill. Simply replaying the footage of him on the take- he was so incredibly belligerent on it- where he is taking money and making promises to that female billionaire would get rid of him. Intellectually he doesn’t seem to have the juice to face Hillary- doesn’t come off as bright enough, would get run over like Ryan did by Biden, or Trump will dispatch him.
Jindel- nope, same issue as Rubio.
Christy- no. not even an accent will fly. Intelligent enough but also worked with Obama during the flooding.
Jeb- no his refusal to say he wouldn’t raise taxes was interpreted by his base as he would raise taxes on the rich which could collapse the austerity nonsense globally, alienating parasitic elites. Trying to say Americans aren’t working hard enough completely alienated anyone not on the right and possibly most of the lower and middle class right but this nod to austerity still won’t fix things with parasitic rich. More than that, the nation won’t do a third Bush for most people the Bushes relative to 911 share a fate like OJ Simpson, too many bright people think they were complicit. Russia recently threatened to unravel 911, the official version is idiotic. Unlike the Kennedy assassinations the details of 911 will come out. Also. Bush and the Republicans still get almost total responsibility for the 08 melt down and for the resultant election of Obama.
Graham- Trump terminated him.
Rand Paul He is the other Republican candidate that is almost viable but he is against the establishment on too many issues including domestic spying and they will not support him.
He acts in some ways like he can’t be bought. They don’t like that. They don’t like him for some of the reasons they don’t like his father Ron Paul.
Warren Buffet could win, but he is probably too humble to run and he is too liberal for them. He wanted to raise taxes in CA. He also believes in business fundamentals, he’d be against fraud. Bankers and Wall St. would be very uneasy. There are no less well known candidates that could fly. The xenophobia used to cover the 911 fraud has brought them Trump. Their true colors are showing.
Turns out Trump is left of the other Republican candidates in his actual positions. I think he wins unless something changes.