Why is this Welfare Mogul on the rise?
Since 2008, the traditional Establishment of the Republican Party has been weakened. I find that the Tea Party(s) Rebellion is the strongest personification of the general discomfort and distrust found with so many Americans, who look to George W. Bush as an Icon of the Establishment. We loyalists feel differently and know better, but nobody can deny that the winds of change have swept across conservative America, and some of these more unorthodox candidates may be here to stay.
It is not in this fact that my issue lies; my issue lies with Donald Trump tying Mike Huckabee in recent polls. This man has a (taxpayer funded) personal warchest of billions of dollars, and his media blitz has clearly paid off. In New Hampshire he is on his way to taking a strong lead, and to further his exposure I’m certain he’ll find ways to include himself into Primary Debates.
I fail to understand why people support him. His infamy is accrued from his refiling of bankruptcy at the drop of a hat. His policy is so vague he could be a Tea Party Candidate, and his personal credibility makes Ted Kennedy and Newt Gingrich look like Popes. It’s not that I don’t appreciate his supposed fundamental platforms and opinions; it’s the generic nature at which he adopts them that irks me. I can honestly say that with Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin excluded, he is the last candidate I could bring myself to endorse. He is a key figure in the Big Business Republican sect that gives the Establishment such a foul name in the first place. Tell me, Louisianans, are you going to vote for a man who can’t run his own wallet to run yours, and the rest of the country’s? A man with truly such little fiscal responsibility?
Currently, we can boast a healthy development of Candidates, real Republicans and Tea Partyists. Personally, I predict the “Big Three” to be Mike Huckabee, Michelle Bachmann, and Mitt Romney. That’s not to say that popular secondary-leveled candidates like Tim Pawlenty and Newt Gingrich can’t emerge with the nomination; the Incredible Huck came from obscurity and finished in second. When I feel the Primary Field has matured sufficiently I will make an endorsement for the Republican Nomination. The real point that I intend to convey to you, my good readers, is this: it is better to vote for someone with an educated opinion or stance that you disagree with, than vote for a generically-opinionated person that couldn’t truly make a responsible choice on their own. There is cells in the media that claim that Donald Trump’s 2012 bid is nothing more than a publicity stunt; and in a rare moment, I hope the media is right.