As you can tell, I might be losing it a little. The latest CNN polls in Nevada and South Carolina really pissed me off as I want Trump to just go away already and not even be close to having a legitimate shot of being the nominee much less President.
First, take a look at this chart from the Nevada poll about who GOP voters think will do best on economic issues:
This is not just a Nevada problem but I've seen it in other polls. Similar results came out of the South Carolina poll which also showed that Trump is leading. Here are the results to the question about who will best handle the economy from the SC poll:
I really, really don't like Trump but you have to hand it to him, he knows what the people want to hear. They want to hear about how people are going to fix the economy and he actually does talk about it and in a way that resonates. People want manufacturing jobs to come back to this country and he basically says he will strong arm corporations to make them come back instead of shipping jobs off to Mexico. What do we hear from the others? Well, the guy right behind Trump keeps making stupid remarks about not wanting Muslims to be President and how Jews could have stopped the holocaust if there was less gun control. Who the f*ck cares??? This guy is supposed to be a genius?
And then the other people are just always so vague and never hit the nail on the head. Even my favorite, Carly Fiorina, tends to talk about foreign policy, abortion and "challenging the status quo". Give me a f*cking break, that is not moving the needle as you can see by the fact that her poll numbers have stagnated, if not fallen. She's a goddamn high-level businessperson, one who was in charge of a multinational corporation that operates in just about every country including some we aren't supposed to be in. Why isn't she being specific like Trump about how she will get jobs back. She's smarter than him and has more appropriate experience for this (Trump's idea of job creation is to hire a bunch of illegals to build buildings for him). If I hear about her challenging the status quo again, I will hurl.
And the others, enough with the f*cking tax plans, regulation cuts, Obamacare, talks of ISIS, Iran, illegal immigration and abortion. Certain special interest groups (and political junkies like me) care about what you say about these issues but do you think someone who works at Target does? Or someone who just lost their job because of Target or Ford or whoever? Of course, you will need elements of tax and regulation reform to help fix the economy but you just can't lead with that. That is about as sexy as Hillary Clinton in a mumu.
Seriously, I think Trump just read one of Pat Buchanan's books and decided to just say what he was saying in a more entertaining way and it's working wonderfully. He is mopping the floor with all those with better brains, better temperaments and better resumes for public office. It's like everyone else is an automaton who was programmed with a certain schpeel and they will just keep spouting it until they run out of money and drop out. Cruz will change Washington and the GOP. Rubio will give grand speeches about his humble upringing and foreign policy. Fiorina will talk about challenging the status quo. Rand Paul will talk about pot, isolationism and prison sentences. Jeb will say I am not my brother but I'm a Bush so I have the money and connections so na na na na na na. etc.etc..
And one last thing before I close my somewhat incoherent rant. When I say talk about the broken economy, I don't mean talking about how bad it is, WE ALL KNOW HOW BAD IT IS. Solutions people, with actual details. Not white papers that have been so focus grouped that all you have are broad generalities (like Scott Walker's).
Seriously, if you guys (and gal) don't get your sh*t together on this one and Trump ends up as our nominee then you all seriously suck.