The U.S. is passing into an unprecedented era in political history. Last year, 17 Republican men and women announced their presidential candidacy, the largest number of contenders in history. Donald Trump has won twice as many delegates as the other contenders combined.
How did this happen? Republican Party experts, the newsprint industry, television and Internet news punditry have bitterly opposed Trump's candidacy, calling him incompetent in a presidential campaign. Gotta wonder where they left their brains.
Into the black hole of politics and wasteful D.C. spending strides an unlikely businessman with a huge ego and a bigger mouth, spewing venom on politicians and everyone disagreeing with himself, like the pope. Mr. Trump's worldwide financial successes required complex negotiations with foreign cultures, made him a multi-billionaire and proved he knows business, finance and negotiating skills inside out.
He has resurrected four bankrupt companies and put them back in business. If the U.S. government were a business, it would have been bankrupt and out of business years ago. It's no wonder the Republican Party and its sycophants are scared to death Trump might "trump" them!
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Unless a bombshell out of Trump's past weakens his campaign to the point of destroying it, Mr. Trump is accelerating toward the Oval Office as our next president. It isn't all bad that a skilled negotiator with an iron will and a history of financial success might capture the biggest prize in politics.
I see no one else capable of dragging himself, a deadlocked Congress, and the rest of us along to share the ride into a better tomorrow.