posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 01:51 AM
a reply to: Swills
I agree with the video, I mentioned a few days ago that it finally all clicked for me with the Christie endorsement that was timed literally perfectly
to destroy Rubio right after his campaign/backers spent a bunch of money for a big promotion/attack Trump took it all away without uttering a single
I said in another thread that I think this campaign is going to be studied for decades to come. On the surface Trump is a buffoon and comes across as
a troll but in reality it's much deeper than that. It's like watching someone fighting with a drunken fist style, it looks like the person is drunk
but in reality there is a lot of subtle precise movements hidden underneath it all in order to actually make it effective.
The points that your video makes all come down to one thing, Trump is grabbing headlines. On rare occasions he offers up something of substance like
a Christie endorsement or a piece of policy, but usually it's all about saying something outrageous. Notice that Trump never makes the first move.
His core strategy is to let his opponents take an action and try to get some headlines, and then Trump responds, usually by saying/doing something
outrageous and taking all of the focus off of what his opponents said and instead onto Trump.
Look at how this has framed the policy debate, it's "Is Trump right that all Mexican's are criminals?" rather than "What should our immigration policy
If you go back through his campaign you'll see it everywhere, from attacking Megyn Kelly to get the debate off of Trumps conservative credentials, to
avoiding a debate, and so on. He may have the money to out spend everyone, but he doesn't need it. In politics and war it's far better to make an
opponent waste their money than for you to out spend them and Trump is doing that perfectly.
If someone like me can see this, I have to assume everyones campaign can too (or atleast the big 4 in Sanders, Hillary, Cruz, Rubio), but so far not a
single one of them has actually done anything to try and counter it which I'm not sure if that's a blessing or a curse. I've long said we've turned
our campaigns into reality TV and it's making them worse, Trump took that to the next level and it's extremely effective. This is going to be the
default winning strategy for the next 20+ years and it's going to result in some really ugly campaigns.
I don't support him for President, but I can admire the genius of his campaign. It is extremely well done.