Send in the clowns
Posted by keithosaunders on August 6, 2015
Tonight kicks off debate season with the Republican candidates squaring off in Cleveland. Improbably Donald Trump leads the field polling 21%. That’s a whopping double digit percentage point lead on his closest competitor, Jeb Bush.
This proves, yet again, that America loves a rich guy. If you’re one of the moneyed class, it doesn’t even have to be old money, you can do or say anything. In the words of Cartman, America will respect your authoritay.
Why? Because deep down we feel that one day, if we assert ourselves and work really really hard, we’ll be one of them. So there’s a tacit belief that these people, these masters of the universe, are our betters. Who are we to question their word? In the case of an outspoken dullard like Trump, all the better for us to identify with. He’s one of us — a no nonsense straight shooter.
I’m fairly certain that Trump’s sheen is only temporary. Eventually the GOP will come to their senses and they’ll throw the machine into overdrive to get Bush the nomination. Until that time, however, I’m planning on enjoying the ride.