Donald Trump vs. The World: The Soap Opera
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the nonsensical antics of Mr. Donald Trump as his campaign for president continues.
The newest development in the campaign for being the most ridiculous candidate for president our nation has ever seen? Boycotting the last debate before the Iowa caucus.
I have heard speculations that this stunt will hurt The Donald’s chances at winning Iowa. I have also heard speculations that this brilliant move will give The Donald the push to leave Ted Cruz in the dust. I have heard speculations that this is something the campaign has been planning for quite some time. I have also heard speculations that this was a spur of the moment decision by The Donald because he thought Fox News was being mean.
No one can know the truth to these speculations. Yet.
I am here to give you, my friends, my personal speculations and opinions on these new developments in the Donald Trump vs. The World soap opera.
First, let me say this. Donald Trump is a brilliant man. Truly. He knows how to market himself better than any seasoned marketing professional could do. He has made all of the right moves at the right time to help him be the most talked about candidate in the past months. He knows which of his opponents’ flaws to point out, and he knows when to best point them out to make them stick. Would everyone be saying Jeb Bush is so low energy if Donald himself hadn’t first pointed it out? Maybe, but I don’t think it would be the FIRST thing they thought of when thinking of Jeb if Donald hadn’t said it enough that now we associate Jeb + low energy every time we hear one or the other.
I think that this move was perhaps his most brilliant move yet. Being that I have attended no more and no less than five Donald Trump rallies in the past two weeks, I feel as though I have a better feel for his supporters than before. These people love that Mr. Trump can finance his own campaign. They love that he gives zero sh*ts about what he says or what other people say about him. And they love that he will do what he say, he will do what he wants, and he will do it all when he wants to do it.
To Donald’s “Trumpeters” (credit: Sarah Palin), this move was the culmination of a campaign that pitted Donald vs. the media, Donald vs. the rest of the candidates, and Donald vs. the world.
This move showed that Donald WILL do whatever he wants, regardless of the outcome. He is not afraid to stand up to the most popular conservatively leaning news outlet in our nation. He is not afraid that his supporters will waver.
And waver, they will not!
Donald Trump is not going to turn any “undecided” voters over at this point. People know by now whether they love him or they hate him. The people watching the debate were likely not going to support him anyway. He had nothing to gain by answering policy questions from the moderators. One could argue, he had something to lose should he not have a detailed answer to a certain question, but really, is Donald able to lose at all? (As we have seen by some of his comments, I don’t think he is, even if he begins shooting people on 5th Ave.)
Say what you will about Donald Trump, but he did write Art of the Deal (the best book in the world, after the Bible!). He knows what he is doing and he knows how to do it. He can turn an idea from an inkling in the back of his mind to a full-fledged movement. And that’s exactly what he did last night by skipping the debate.
Many have said there was no winner in last night’s debate, but there was a clear loser. I might argue that Donald Trump was a bit of a winner last night. And with Ted Cruz being labeled as a loser, we might have learned something about our two GOP front-runners.
Let the war rage on!