Not that I was ever a fan of Donald Trump, but it’s fun having him in an otherwise boring presidential campaign. A big blowhard with money can be a trip to watch. It may not have been a good idea attacking Senator John McCain because he was shot down during the Vietnam war, but attacking him in general isn’t a bad idea. McCain used to be a true maverick willing to buck his own party if he didn’t buy into an idea that he disagreed with. During the campaign for President in 2000, McCain was basically against trickle down tax cuts, but he eventually caved on that bankrupt idea when he ran in 2008. In fact, McCain sold his soul to run and did get the Republican nomination in 2008 and gave up his once idealized independent status. I was ready to vote for McCain had he beat George W. Bush in 2000 because I was fed up with the lackluster campaign of Al Gore. When McCain realized he would have to become more of a right-winger to win the nomination in 2008, he gave up his maverick status. Already a man who had anger issues, getting beat in 2008 by a one term senator who also happened to be Black, and have a Muslim sounding name, made John McCain a very bitter man for eternity, and then some.
McCain was once a politician who believed in something and that attracted many who would not consider themselves Republicans. I really don’t believe McCain, as President, would have invaded Iraq because it made no sense then. He didn’t buy into trickle-down economics because it made no sense, and then he ran in 2008, and he sold his soul to get that coveted position. That’s why I’m no longer a fan of John McCain, and why I sort of like seeing him attacked by Trump. McCain and his always available boy buddy, Senator Lindsey Graham (another hack) make good targets who I enjoy seeing attacked by another Republican. I hope Trump gets the nomination.
Donald Trump is ahead in most polls because people want to see politicians speak their mind. Hillary has always played it too safe, so too has Jeb Bush. On the right, they’re afraid to buck the right-wing status quo, and on the left, Hillary certainly is, but where Bernie Sanders speaks his mind-his numbers are on the rise.
I actually don’t see Trump as a right-winger, he’s just a guy who blows his mouth off, something that gets people excited, but can’t go on forever without speaking about specifics on how he would work with others in solving America’s biggest issues. Mitt Romney, like John McCain, used to be more of a centrist who would and has worked with the opposition. The trouble with the Republican Party is that its tilted so far to the right, that most politicians seeking the nomination have to sell what they truly believe in and play the game. It’s a pathetic thing to watch. Donald Trump just says what he thinks although he knows what chain to pull to whip up the neanderthal masses. When I look around and notice who is working low wage jobs, it’s not white Americans: it’s people of color willing to work hard to make what they can.The border is contained more than it ever was, and is not our greatest concern. Trump may be full of crap, but he occasionally gets it right, but at least he’s making politics fun to watch again. Taking shots at old and tried war horses like McCain and Graham, make it all that more fun to experience.