Gregory: Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?
Sherlock Holmes: To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.
Gregory: The dog did nothing in the night-time.
Sherlock Holmes: That was the curious incident
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sliverblaze
Yesterday I talked about why the Donald Trump Speech was a success and why the GOP should take him seriously. Today I’m going to tell you why you GOP voter might want to be a little cautious about the entry of Mr. Trump in the race.
At first glance Trump’s speech seemed to be full of Conservative Red meat.
Nobody would be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump. Nobody.
I will find — within our military, I will find the General Patton or I will find General MacArthur, I will find the right guy. I will find the guy that’s going to take that military and make it really work. Nobody, nobody will be pushing us around.
against illegal immigration
I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively, I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall.
we’re very close — that’s the point of no return. $24 trillion. We will be there soon. That’s when we become Greece. That’s when we become a country that’s unsalvageable. And we’re gonna be there very soon. We’re gonna be there very soon.
on the saudi’s
But look at that border with Saudi Arabia. Do you really think that these people are interested in Yemen? Saudi Arabia without us is gone. They;re gone.
When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say, China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time. All the time.
We have a disaster called the big lie: Obamacare. Obamacare.
Yesterday, it came out that costs are going for people up 29, 39, 49, and even 55 percent, and deductibles are through the roof. You have to be hit by a tractor, literally, a tractor, to use it, because the deductibles are so high, it’s virtually useless. It’s virtually useless. It is a disaster.
and if you don’t like Obama he was all over him
I will immediately terminate President Obama’s illegal executive order on immigration, immediately.
Furthermore if you are a conservative and don’t like Jeb Bush (and based on my Poison poll a lot of conservatives don’t this line might appeal to you:
On Jeb: “How the hell can you vote for this guy?”
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) June 16, 2015
But in all of the words that he spoke during those 55 minutes and all the critiques he gave of how America is run and how it should be run there was a word missing: Can’t see it, I’ll blow that section up for you. In over 6500 words in 50+ minutes, he didn’t have a single thing to say about Hillary Clinton, Zip Zero Nada. Don’t you think that if you’re running for the GOP nomination you might in 50 minutes find time to hit the democrat front-runner? Unless of course you’ve given thousands to her campaigns in the past….
And if you are hoping to be the man to bring the fight to Hillary in the fall you might at least bring up some of her scandals, for example the use of the Clinton Foundation money, unless of course you’ve given big money to it in the past….
Donald Trump: the guy who voted for Obama in ’08 and gave over $100K to Clinton Foundation. Yeah, he’s our guy.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) June 16, 2015
This is a glaring omission for a person running for the GOP nomination and it rings alarm bells all over the place in my mind.
I find myself asking these questions:
What is to stop Donald Trump from playing stalking horse for the Democrats, hitting GOP candidates particularly on social issues all over the campaign trail and in every interview he gets. What if he acts like a soundbyte machine for the Democrat party?
What is to stop Donald Trump, who happily supported Barack Obama in 2008 from spending his entire time on the GOP debate stage not extolling his own virtues, but hitting the rest of the GOP candidates while leaving Hillary Clinton alone? What’s to stop him from doing the work that a Candy Crowley will no longer be allowed by the GOP to do?
What is to stop Donald Trump if denied the GOP nomination, if denied the speaking spot he wants at the convention, if he develops a grudge against the eventual GOP nominee or if he wants to just feed his ego, from going the Ross Perot route running as a 3rd party candidate and dividing the vote to give Hillary the White House?
All of these things are a real danger and party in general and whoever wins the nomination in particular (presuming it’s not Trump, he does in fact have a shot) will have to do enough to keep Donald on board without caving into his ego.
That’s going to take a lot of skill and a lot of Brains on the part of the GOP and their nominee.
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