posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 02:42 PM
I've been thinking about Trump more lately. I still don't like him, because I'm concerned he would have too much influence over Congress as President
but of the 3 Republican front runners I don't think Cruz is qualified and Rubio while probably being the most electable is just more of the same that
we've had for the past 28 years. That leaves Trump by default.
That said, Kasich is still my guy on the Republican side, he's got a good head on his shoulders, experience, and the right attitude. He won't be
getting the nomination, but I like that he has made it this far in the race since it means he's had some influence on the other candidates.
On the subject of Trump though, I think people are going to be studying this campaign for decades to come. Trump is absolutely brilliant at
marketing. The way he has dominated the news cycle with a calculated mix of outrageous statements timed to the life cycle of the stories is amazing.
He has generated an unreal amount of free press, and made everything center around himself. The questions for example aren't "What are your plans for
immigration?" it's "What do you think about Trumps plans for immigration? and when someone else tries to do something newsworthy, Trump does
something... anything to take the spotlight off of them. It's a revolutionary way of handling media.
I finally caught on to what he's doing with the Christie endorsement. That was in the works for a long time and used to blunt any attack against him.
Looking back I see it everywhere, from the first debate where he took the heat off of his answers by insulting Megyn Kelly and his refusal to pledge
to support other candidates to taking Cruz down a notch by tweeting controversial people in order to waste Cruz's money on his media push, and then
reusing the Megyn Kelly thing and boycotting a debate to push it completely out of the news cycle. My dislike for him as President aside, the way he
has handled the media and his campaign has been very impressive.
edit on 27-2-2016 by Aazadan because: (no reason given)