It’s billed as a “Donald Trump Surprise,” via the latest WSJ/NBC Poll:
Among Republican primary voters, Mr. Romney captured the support of 21% in a broad, nine-candidate field. Mr. Trump was tied for second with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, with 17%. House Speaker Newt Gingrich got 11%, just ahead of former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s 10%. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, considered a strong contender by political handicappers, remains largely unknown, with just 6% support. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota had 5%, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum 3%, and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour with just 1%.
I’m not surprised.
After hearing Trump talk to Rush Limbaugh about China it’s clear The Donald has the key to tapping into American fury.
In the 2012 casting call, there is a real cry for the Ross Perot outsider. Someone who understands the pulse of the country and has the moxy to pull it off.
Anyone who understands primetime TV and what it takes to have a hit is just as likely to also be able to tap into what makes the average voter tick. Trump’s that guy.
But kidding aside, Donald Trump is also the un-Obama, which just about everyone but the loyalists are craving.
Trump may be an egotistical, misogynistic front man for birtherism. But the man has no problem telling it straight without word salads that mask a man who doesn’t want to get caught on the outside of anyone’s generic polling.
I’m so fed up with Obama’s rightward lurch that I don’t care who comes to the forefront, but someone needs to get in Pres. Obama’s capitulating comfort zone and call him on the ridiculous incoherence that reveals he hasn’t a clue about how to jump start this country on jobs and 21st century competitiveness.
In today’s America, what makes more sense than a billionaire TV salesman who isn’t afraid to tell the truth about U.S. – China policy, while taking it to the cautionary President who won’t take a stand on anything?