Excerpt from The American Spectator:
It is striking that Trump is the anti-Obama in every way. Obama blames America first for every problem on the earth, from global warming to terrorism. Trump emanates love for America and pledges to “make America great again.”
Obama hates business. Trump runs businesses.
Obama is a pessimist. Trump is an optimist.
Obama is an elitist. Trump is a populist.
Obama is a college professor and a community organizer. Trump is a job creator and a profit maker.
Obama is incompetent. Trump is a professional — he exudes competence.
A few thoughts and predictions going forward.
First, don’t rule out another Democrat getting into the race, especially if Hillary falters in any of the next few primaries. Every Democrat pro knows that Bernie Sanders would lose a massive landslide election, and so the party will do everything — even changing the rules of the game if it comes to that — to prevent a Sanders nomination. Possible entrants would be Joe Biden, Al Gore, Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo, or Elizabeth Warren. My sources tell me Biden is seriously weighing a run.
The rub against Trump that he can’t win in November looks to be wrong. Trump certainly has some profound defects and his problem with minorities and women cannot be ignored. He’s unpredictable and sometimes crude.
On the other hand, Trump could expand the Republican base to include independents and union Democratic voters. Trump is also getting better each day as he expands his base rather than shrinking it. Trumpmania is a Black Swann political event that we’ve never seen before and may not ever see again.
Meanwhile, the conventional wisdom that Marco Rubio is the most electable has been turned on its head. Rubio is an amazing talent, but for now he seems not ready for prime time. Christie exposed all of Rubio’s darkest vulnerabilities in the Saturday debate.
Ted Cruz has the best shot at dethroning Trump. If Cruz wins South Carolina it’s looking like a two-man horserace. Cruz has the best tax plan by a mile.
Read More at The American Spectator.
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