By Ray Starmann
Trump does it again, tonight in Nevada!
Everyone thought he wouldn’t last; the pundits, the GOP Establishment, Mummy Bush, Jeb! and Rich Lowry and his dog and pony show at the National Review, which participated in the Great Trump Trashing several weeks ago.
The GOP Establishment has predicted Trump’s demise a million times in the last year.
Indeed reports of the Man with the Golden Do’s political death are greatly exaggerated.
Jeb thought that his myriad of country club memberships and his Bromance with the RNC would allow him to be a virtual shoe in for the nomination this year. Instead of being a shoe in, Jeb was given the Kiwi Express by Trump, aka a highly-shined boot into his backside and out the door.
Trump is slowly making Cruz into a national spokesman for falsehoods and dirty politics. The Cruz Campaign’s dirty politics in the last couple weeks make Dickie Daley and the Chicago Machine look like altar boys. Cruz is already disliked by most members of Congress. Now, the rest of the country can get to know him and hate him as well. Cruz is the roué on the riverboat with six aces up his red velvet jacket.
Rubio hasn’t realized yet that he doesn’t get a trophy for second place. You have to actually come in first place in a primary and actually in the majority of the primaries to win the nomination. Time for a reality check Marco. Meanwhile…Trump is warming up, ready to burst open Rubio like a piñata now that he’s laid waste to Jeb.
Trump has pretty much ignored Kasich. Kasich is too busy feeding the poor and healing the sick to fire a shot over the bow at Trump. Kasich, perhaps, more than the others senses the Trump Magic.
What is the Trump Magic?
From the start of his campaign, Trump quickly made a reputation as the candidate ready and willing to say anything deemed politically incorrect and the guy who refused to apologize in a nation of chronic apologizers and eggshell walkers.
Suddenly, Trump was saying everything everyone has been thinking. He was tapping into the subconscious zeitgeist.
Trump first captured the attention of conservatives by vowing to build a wall on the Mexican border and charging the bill to Juan’s Taco Casa in Mexico City. His call to roundup 11 million illegals in some sort of Gestapo operation is ludicrous, but none the less, it brought him attention and got him support from Americans who have zero faith in their government.
The Trump Magic is harnessing all of the anger of Americans and turning it into a Tony Robbins power of positive thought movement that is crushing the rest of the Republican candidates and is set to launch into whatever socialist wind bag the Democrats field.
GOP pundits constantly claim that Trump isn’t a real conservative in the vein of someone like…uh…Romney. Who cares? So what if Trump didn’t support some Republican position in 1988. He’s an eternal optimist, a populist and a master of reading the public. Trump knows the public wants action and wants it now! The public is sick and tired of watching the US go down the drain at the hands of inept idiots in the White House and Republican cowards in Congress. The public is sick and tired of watching the US be humiliated across the world.
Enter Trump who has vowed to blow ISIS off the map, tell the Iranians where they can shove their nuke deal, audit the Federal Reserve and prosecute Hillary Clinton. Enter Trump who tells Americans to stop wasting time worrying if something is racist or sexist or whatever-ist, while the country is going off the proverbial cliff.
Trump’s red, white and blue rhetoric is tapping into the Silent Majority that went into hibernation in 1974 with the demise of Nixon. The Silent Majority is back and with them the hardhats and the Reagan Dems who are shifting to Trump in droves.
The public is eyeing Trump and thinking, maybe the Ten Billion Dollar Man can truly bring back American jobs and factories and corporations that have escaped to every continent on earth.
The public is eyeing Trump and thinking, you know what, let’s give this guy a chance, because everyone else is either a boob or incapable of winning.
Trump is the consummate winner. He’s a political Vince Lombardi. His game plan is simple. He wants to win. He wants America to win. He knows Americans want to win again.
And, that is the Magic of Trump.