Ever since Donald Trump has entered the presidential race, he has run roughshod over the Republican party. He’s saying all the things the other candidates are afraid to say. He’s ruffling peoples feathers who aren’t used to having them ruffled. He’s standing up to the media dogs that the rest of them are afraid to counter. He’s talking about the issues everyone else is afraid to touch. And he’s speaking in a language most people understand.
While everyone else all want to talk about Trump this and Trump that, Trump is out there talking about the issues and putting the politicians and media in their place. Nobody seems to want to address the substance of what he is saying. They want to try and discredit what he says by trying to discredit the man. They are trying to employ the old political standard, the politics of personal destruction. What is frustrating them is it ain’t working.
Politicians generally have to go out and raise insane amounts of money to run for president. As a result, their policies and speech are dictated by those who are providing the money. Candidates are obliged to only talk about what the donors want talked about and the policies only the donors want pushed. So, they all go about carefully trying to thread the line of talking just enough about the base issues to get those votes in while at the same time not being too controversial for the big money donors. They are basically bought and packaged by big money.
Trump doesn’t have that baggage. He’s got his own money. He made it the old fashioned way, by going out and earning it. He’s actually been one of those who through political donation sought to influence politicians for his own gain. He knows exactly how that works. He isn’t concerned about getting ruined either. He’s been there done that a number of times only to reemerge on top again. He’s not some miserable little clerk running from dinner to dinner begging for money.
The other thing that Trump has over all the other candidates is the real world experience. He’s dealt with all the world leaders in cinducting international business. He knows what makes them tick. He knows his way around in negotiations. He knows how to call a bluff, and to make one. He isn’t worried about his legacy, nor is being president some ultimate achievment or goal for him. He is not a career politician. he has been running circles around them for decades though.
The other thing that Trump is doing is making folks take stands. Some of the things other candidates are beginning to say are betraying their positions that they would rather keep hidden, and exposing their pettiness and willingness to take out someone just to silence them. They can’t oppose his policies, because he is right and if they did, they would not be able to walk that back to try and regain their voting base. Whining about his demeanor just makes them look like little snot nosed kids crying in the playground because they can’t get a turn on the swing.
The most important thing Trump seems to be doing is telling it like it is in the same way that many folks talk about it in their living rooms and on their bar stools. He’s saying things to these elitist politicians and media that many of us ourselves would wish to say. He’s talking about the issues that we talk about in our break rooms and by the water coolers. And it is making the establishment a little unnerved and has upset the political applecart.