Donald Trump: What’s his secret? I’ve been looking at the Republican primary process from the point of view of a Democratic voter, which means an attitude of “a pox on all their houses.”
If I shift my point of view to that of a traditional Republican, the Donald Trump phenomenon becomes clearer. The Republican political class (as opposed to “outsiders”) has done nothing but obstruct as much as they could during President Obama’s administration. Where have any of them demonstrated any concern for the country as a whole, or any ability to govern effectively?
Nowhere. Nothing. Nada. Nil. Why would any Republican prefer any party politician to a bullying, bombastic, bouffant, billionaire outsider? No reason whatever.
The only mystery is why Donald Trump isn’t getting 80 percent of the primary vote. I suppose the dynamic at work is the ability of many voters to have contempt for the Congress as a whole, but love their own particular senators or congress-folk. That would explain why all the governors are out of the race, except Kasich, who won’t be around for long, and senators Cruz and Rubio are still in (as of the writing of this letter).
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Robert McDonald, Richland