The man is not only still around … he continues to be the people’s choice! Donald Trump is still the overwhelming favorite for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. In a poll tracking 24 of the top pollsters, Trump is leading with 26.1% of the vote, followed by Bush at 10.3% and Carson at 9.7%. Depending on your viewpoint, this is truly wonderful and amazing; or truly shocking and cause for alarm.
The thinking of the political pundits was that Trump would follow the trajectory of a Herman Cain or Michelle Bachmann; shoot to the top quickly and, just as quickly, crash and burn.
How could the pundits, both Republican and Democrat, have gotten it so wrong this time? Why isn’t Trump’s fifteen minutes of fame as presidential candidate over?
Political pundits and analysts believe in logic, history, precedent and the laws of nature. They all convinced themselves they had seen this act before. They remembered that in a 2011 national poll, Herman Cain, the pizza man, lead the eventual nominee, Mitt Romney, 27% to 23%.
What the experts did not figure, nor do they understand, is just how far we as a country have sunk into the abyss of stupidity. Is there any doubt our great country gets dumber by the day? (The New American Majority)
You could say all those years of badmouthing science, knowledge, intellectualism, facts, teachers, and public education has taken a toll. All those years of defunding public education, promoting charter schools and homeschooling hasn’t helped our “national” IQ either.
Yes, a majority of Republicans love their loudmouth, classless Donald. Heck, he tells it like it is; he could care less about being politically correct! One could safely say, Trump is the only Republican presidential candidate who could make George W. Bush look like a statesman by comparison.
Can Trump keep his momentum all the way to the Republican nomination? What seemed preposterous only a few months ago is starting to look like a real, yet still remote, possibility.
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”
― Napoléon Bonaparte
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