"Is Donald Trump serious — or is he punking the GOP?"
The “candidacy” of huckster billionaire Donald Trump raises many questions — especially about the sorry state of the GOP field of candidates and media coverage of U.S. politics.
Democratic strategist James Carville thinks Trump is such a liability to the Republicans that he wonders:
Was the posting of the birth certificate an intentional move to bolster the political standing of Donald Trump? This is one Democrat that hopes it was, as it would demonstrate a political move of great sophistication and overall strategic brilliance.
It is hard to believe Trump is actually going to run, but Salon has warned that Trump may be talking himself into a corner and “might be serious” in his candidacy.
But even getting beyond his birtherism, it is hard to take him seriously when he drops multiple f-bombs during a stump speech, including one aimed directly at the Chinese, and declares his energy strategy is old-fashioned imperialism, “We go in. We take the oil.”
Please put your head-vises on for this video:
Perhaps he’s auditioning to replace Glenn Beck.
Though you have to give props to anyone who can get a crowd of conservatives to cheer for raising taxes on many of the goods they buy (the ones from China). So maybe this is some elaborate form of performance art, where he’s punking the GOP and the media. Heck, perhaps he’ll go all the way to win the nomination just so he can mock the Republican Party for being so gullible.
What do you think?