'Nuff Said: The single biggest political lesson from Trump to date in one sentence.

We needed George Patton and Chesty Puller, and they gave us Wesley dgam Clark and diversity training.
This is the result.

Posted by Dan Patterson at May 5, 2016 9:48 AM

I really looked at the Indiana data. (I'm involved with Decision Desk, so have worked several states this primary.) I got the feeling of all those people, 2,000 here, 10,000 there, voting for the person to represent their party and their country. These are folks trusting Trump to do what he says he will do. That's not an easy burden to bear. We have had so many politicians say they care about us and will do what's right. And then they sell out. I don't see that with Trump. He already has money, power, fame, beautiful wife, great kids. Why would he set that aside to run for President and put up with the daily grief he will get from the media? I can't come up with any other reason than he genuinely cares about this country.

Posted by Teri Pittman at May 5, 2016 10:36 AM

I'm also disappointed that Andy McCarthy toed the NR line. I thought he had more sense. But I suppose the pay check dictates.

As for Teri Pitman's post above. Look Teri, if I was an American, rather than a Brit (and English to boot), I'd vote for Don Trumpolini in a flash. However, your assumption that someone who has it all because of his business acumen can't have an ulterior motive in seeking the job as POTUS, is perhaps a little starry eyed? Could it be that's he's pissed at having to buy the influence of Washington and State pols for donkey's years to further his business, so has decided to occupy the Oral Office so that he can sell influence instead. Or would that be cynical?

Whatever - Go Donald! Nothing could be worse than another Alinsky surrogate as the 'Leader of the West'.

Watch this if you have a couple of hours to spare:


Presumably Jim Comey has this on file. So what's holding you up, Director?

Posted by Frank P at May 5, 2016 11:25 AM

The books in the UK have Trump at 9-4. I don't think they ever have been wrong.

Posted by Vermont Woodchuck at May 5, 2016 12:00 PM

First, Ann Coulter's paragraph is nonsense. "Spending no money" because jumbo jets fly on unicorn farts? I think perhaps money was spent, if only on trucker hats and convention hall rental. "Running virtually no TV ads?" Maybe not. He's such a clown show reporters followed him around like baby ducks, begging to be the first to record the faux pas du jour. "Saying what he truly believe[s]?" He seems to believe a great many contradictory things. I think the only thing Donald Trump truly believes is "Donald Trump for President." I have no opinion about the bit concerning pollsters.

It is absurd that in this country, the United States of America, a place many of us were raised to take seriously, these two creatures are the best the parties could do as presidential candidates.

I say scrap the whole process. For this year only, the race is to be a literal race: A one-mile sprint, winner take all. Through a minefield. Spectators are encouraged to bring - and use - rifles. If nobody wins, nobody gets to be president for four years and we'll all see if we're better off that way.

Posted by Joel at May 5, 2016 12:57 PM

"It is absurd that in this country, the United States of America, a place many of us were raised to take seriously, these two creatures are the best the parties could do as presidential candidates."

It's always funny watching children achieve adulthood, finally.

Hey Joel, it's been this way for a loooooong time.
Welcome to the grown ups house. LOL

Question: Do you honestly believe the voters chose Obama? Really?

Posted by ghostsniper at May 5, 2016 1:13 PM

The hand-wringing and angst over the prospect of a Trump administration amuses and baffles. Post 2008? really?

Posted by Will at May 5, 2016 1:19 PM

Spent none of the _public's_ money. $40M is not chicken feed, but the point is taken.

Posted by ahem at May 5, 2016 3:02 PM

I don't argue with NeverTrumpers. I remind them that Hillary is just as pro-Islam as Obama. Not Islam the religion, but Islam the ascendant attempt at world power.

Posted by Joan of Argghh! at May 5, 2016 6:12 PM

The message to the citizens that:

(1) You are not the evil bearers of some pox;
(2) Your elected officials should, you know, represent you;
(3) While defending others maybe some of them being defended could break a sweat once every so often;
(4) When it comes to trade deals perhaps we need a little more "slick and slimy" on our side of the negotiating table;
(5) And who the F%*^ asked these mooks to be our "national conscience" or whatever? I mean - who cares what Brazil thinks about us afterwards - was that trade deal a good deal for us? If no, then it was a lousy job and those guys need to be fired - no, I'm merciful, there's a tire dump whose fire needs to be managed, it's somewhere in Jersey - I'll send them there."

Posted by Mikey NTH at May 6, 2016 9:14 PM

Has anyone else noted that the easiest way to voice Donald Trump is to do Damon Runyon, "Guys and Dolls"?

Nathan Detroit: I have been running the crap game since I was a juvenile delinquent.

Miss Adelaide: Speaking of chronic conditions, happy anniversary.

Donald Trump: Now I am going to break in because you two kids have something great going on and I really mean that it is wonderful, like a Broadway song; but you have this load of negativity, that's bad, very bad. We need to work out something that will bring you kids together - Nathan; my resort in Florida has a guaranteed salary for someone to lead a tame crap game that looks wild; Adelaide - all of these old gals want this Pilates - I don't know what that is, I thought he was the one that crucified Christ - now it's something with a lot of sunlight and they think they're exercising - anyhow, you two kids at the resort - what do you say? Get the rest of these bums to vote Trump?

You will? I knew you had it in you.

Posted by Mikey NTH at May 6, 2016 9:29 PM

Filters, fascinating. Trump throws out all kinds of crap, contradicts himself six times a day, and the audience uses filters to hear what they want to out of the racket, and totally ignore the rest. Tribal types hear only that this guy's got our back (really?), people who think America is an idea as well as a territory are appalled. Maybe neither of them are right, but it looks like we will soon know.

Posted by Ed at May 7, 2016 5:27 PM