Which is a shame because if the 5th estate decided to do their job, Obama has given them more material than any other president. Like I said, they're not inclined to talk about it.
Which brings us to "The Donald". Trump seems to be doing well with the portion of the electorate that cares enough to answer telephone polls about their likely voting preferences over a year form now. This doesn't seem like much to go on but, it's July and we have to take what we can get.
I'm not sure if the tone of angst I'm picking up on is real or just imaginary. It's probably real. Republican Party Leadership ( a contradiction in terms) doesn't understand why Trump is doing so well. That scares them. After all they've been compromising and selling out for the last 6 and a half years and they don't get why more American's don't love them.
As far as I can tell its a combination of factors:
- It's too early to tell anything about anybody running, and Trump is the biggest celebrity.
- Trump is saying stuff that vetted republicans don't say, and folks like it.
- He hasn't sold out and lied to America, yet.
- They hope he is for real.
If a more "electable" republican wanted to take some pointers and apply it to a winning presidential run it would be:
- Be for real
- Tell the truth
- Don't lie
- Don't sell out