Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, June 20, 2016

Donny, You're Out Of Your Element

There is some speculation that Donald Trump really has no intention of winning, and may even be open to being bought off the ticket.  Some have suggested that this is really just a way of creating a media empire.  Certainly that would explain the parallels to Sarah Palin.

However, the news today that Trump finally fired odious man-creature Corey Lewandowski goes against that line of thought.  Trump may be finally getting the message that the tactics he used to win the GOP nomination simply aren't adequate to running a national general election.  There remains the question as to whether or not he is congenitally capable of changing himself, but at least he seems more intent on not hiring brutish assholes.  Whether or not he will ever get his national organization off the ground is another question.  There are worries that Trump's flaming assholeness could cost the GOP Utah's electoral votes.  A strong showing by Gary Johnson could flip that state Blue, which would likely be irrelevant as it would be part of a Blue wave.

Still, the sign that Trump fired Lewandowski is a sign he may finally be learning.  He still has a steep, steep learning curve though.

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