Trump is impressive
I have to amend my view of Donald Trump as a mere loudmouth. In his interview on the Today program with Meredith Vieira, he was passionate about the problems facing the country, forceful, and effective. When he spoke about his gratitude to the Tea Parties for having mainstreamed the problem of catastrophic government spending, I felt he was sincere because I have the same feeling. On Obama’s missing birth certificate, he made it clear that this issue is real and is not going to go away merely from establishment types (a group that I recently learned includes Rush Limbaugh) having disdain for it. With Trump’s combination of common-man directness and impressive forcefulness on issues, there is no question that he would have a major impact on the GOP presidential contest if he decided to run. However, it’s also the case that the GOP is not going to nominate a thrice-married man for the presidency, whether his name is Giuliani or Gingrich or Trump.
Sophia A. writes:
I heard Trump speak on a local radio station a few weeks ago and thought he was very impressive. I was surprised at how good he was. It was a blast of cold realism.LA replies:
Just the fact that Trump is willing to push the Obama birth issue and keep pushing it despite all the contempt he receives from the establishment, when no pansy Republican politician will go near the issue, earns him a lot of credit.
Jim C. writes:
“Trump is impressive.”April 11
Monte Farst writes:
I feel aligning yourself with Mr. Trump would greatly help Mr. Trump. I wish you would run for President, I would vote for you in a heartbeat. If things keep going the way they are we will need you soon anyways.Laura G. writes:
Indeed, Trump is very impressive. He is the very first Republican in the past three years to demonstrate any courage whatsoever, and we can all see by now that without courage, no amount of smarts, oratorical skills, or political acumen is worth the breath to mention it. I myself would not have thought of Trump if asked about covert undeclared potential Republican leaders, but here he is, and no other Republican is worth a second look . Was it Patton who said, “You fight your wars with the armies you have, not the armies you wish you had”? Right now Trump is the sole and only Republican we have who is at a likely leadership level and he is in the fighting mode that we so badly need. At least, I suppose he is a Republican. Never mind, whatever he is, I am buying.April 12
James R. writes:
I largely agree with all the positive things said about Trump so far, in speaking out in a way no one else has had the intestinal fortitude to do. However, few of those doing so remember that Trump endorsed Obama in ‘08 and has endorsed Democratic politicians a fair amount. This should give us some unease about his candidacy.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 10, 2011 08:15 AM | Send