As the presidential election marathon begins one must marvel at the current front runner, Donald Trump. The thought of him as the leader of the GOP pack has been rattling around my head.
I think I have figured out an answer. Trump is doing a very American thing, saying what ever the hell he wants. In our ever so politically correct world, Trump has removed all filters. Assuming he had some to begin with.
Do not get me wrong. I do not, I repeat, I DO NOT support Trump.
I do support how he is speaking for himself. Being a billionaire means nobody owns Trump. Until his net worth begins to slide he will continue to speak freely.
I think America is yearning for honesty and straight talk. Even if it is coming from a nut job like Trump.
As of this post, there are 17 GOP candidates for president. That's a lot of division. Here's a graph showing the breakdown.
A former almost front runner was Dr. Ben Carson. He seems like he'll speak freely at times too. He has a good safety net to catch him, a medical career, so he'll be Ok if he fails.
The rest of the pack don't really stray to far away from the GOP teat because they are owned by the pack.
Those who run the shows know how to sell their products. But, after you filter away all the slag you're left with 16 very similar candidates.
Eventually, their will only be a few left for people to choose from. History tells us it will be the ones that don't go out too far out on the limb.
Voters want straight talk. Not canned speeches. Let's take away something positive from Trump's campaign.
All presidential candidates, please tell us what YOU think. What do YOU plan on doing as President of these United States. People are begging for honesty. They'll take it from anyone, even, GULP, Donald Trump.