You could see the meltdown occurring in the half hour interview with Don Lemon last night. Lemon just let Trump talk, and talk, and talk. The fiend! Lemon just asked questions without an agenda. Short, sweet, like a journalist. I have a lot of respect for him. Trump dug his own hole.
Talking about blood, and Megan Kelly… yuck! That gets him dis-invited from RedState. Everyone kind of wondered what would be “too much”, I think we found out. Which is quite sad really. As Hannity pointed out right after the Family Leader event where Trump insulted McCain, “The eyes of the entire world are focused on you Donald, what are you going to do with it?”
Hannity was pointing out that the entire political world was focused on him and his every pronouncement, the sky was the limit. Trump blew it. He had the power of the people behind him, no one could take him out as long as he had the people behind him. But he spit on us. He could have had it all.
In the debate he should have had the sense to say about insulting Rosie O’Donnell and other women, “You know, looking back on it, I was wrong and wish I could somehow take it back. This is interfering with what I want to do for America!” Nope, just more insults.
I really thought it was an act, the bravado, that underneath he was normal. Doesn’t seem that way. His relationship with sanity does not seem all that strong. Nobody could have stopped him.
The message was right. The Republican Party for the most part is pointless. The majority of the candidates are worthless. A bag of peaches does have more natural leadership ability than Jeb Bush (and charisma). FOX News is part of the problem. Charles Krauthammer and George Will are worthless! Everything you said about politics and Washington was dead on! You had the right message. You had us in your palm.
But you blew it. Saving America and it’s people is serious business. You needed to show it respect. You needed to take it seriously. Someone needed to tell you no.
[A sociologist could tell us the dynamics of the phenomena of populism. I’ve watched it casually over the years in politics and pop culture. Populists have always appealed to me. They stick it to “the man”, I love that. As long as a populist keeps focused on what brought him to power, he is indestructible. Having the “power of the people” behind you is one awesome force. It is a force field that doesn’t allow the press to lay a glove on you. The establishment can’t touch you. As long as you stay principled. Invariably the populist destroys himself. A sex scandal, a financial scandal, a morals scandal, some compromising of the principles that gave him the Teflon shield. Once that shield is gone, the forces that want to rip him to shreds, do.]