While it is obvious that a President Donald Trump would be an unmitigated disaster, a candidate Trump is something all conservatives should support. Unconvinced? Here are five reasons you should be monitoring his announcement on June 16th and cheering “Run Donald Run!” the entire time.
By Professor Liberty Mize, a contributing author of SHTFBlog
1. He Has No Filter
Here is a guy who will call people out and lead personal attacks that the viable candidates can’t stomach. This will help in vetting both the Republican field and Hillary. This not only makes him entertaining (more on that later) but it also subtly shapes the narrative and discussion. His poking and prodding of the candidates will force them to clarify their stances and play defense as he attacks them in a way that a guarded candidate who actually wants to win simply can’t.
Do you remember H. Ross Perot? He played this role perfectly in the lead up to the 1992 election. He was an outsider who could poke fun at the status quo by taking potshots, delivering sound bites and getting under the skin of his opponents. This shaped the discussion in that election and built the early framework for a viable third party– a framework that was later squandered, but provides a road map nonetheless.
2. He’ll Raise Issues No One Else Will Touch
Who else wants to talk about our dysfunctional relationship with China, the scourge of ISIS or real entitlement and tort reform with anything short of watered down non-solutions? While most of this is hot air, at least he knows our warts and is willing to address them head on. The rest of the field is content to work on incremental changes that they won’t implement and wouldn’t work if they did.
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For candidate Trump there are no sacred cows and he’s bringing everything to the table with fresh ideas. No one else is as creative or able to think outside the box. By hearing him out on those ideas, we can vet issues that are outside of the talking points of the republican safe zone “taxes, spending and support for small business.”
3. He Will Engage The Electorate
You want an exhausted electorate to care about presidential politics again? If so, Trump is just the ticket. Despite working within the confines of the Republican Party, he’s a true insurgent candidate. This resonates for an electorate that can’t pull their head out of their iPhones long enough to engage in thought about the country’s many problems.
Lindsay Graham having a take on unfunded pension obligations and the national debt is boring; Trump will find a way to be both incendiary and provocative. Jane Q Public will have no choice but to pry her eyes away from the latest nude pics of Caitlin Jenner just long enough to force a little thought. Trump will shine a light on anything and everything he thinks will get him a headline. He’s all sizzle and no steak, a direct contrast to absolutely every other Republican candidate.
4. He’ll Provide Pure Entertainment Value
We know that politicians are out of touch and rarely self-aware. What better way to highlight this fact than to have the least self-aware man on the planet involved? The pure sideshow aspect of the candidacy will make logging onto Drudge Report fun again, just to see what ham-fisted opinion he has on a cornucopia of previously inane subjects.
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Trump is the least well-liked Republican candidate among both democrats and Republicans. A recent study indicates he has higher “no way I’d vote for him” numbers among the right than even Joe Biden does among the left. This means the hyper-partisan lefty publications will highlight his gaffes and missteps only slightly more often than the hyper-partisan right. That’s win-win from an entertainment perspective.
5. He Could Expose The Republican Machine
Lastly is probably the most important consideration of all. A Trump candidacy would highlight the dirty laundry of the Republican establishment. A once grand party has evolved from a glorious coalition of neocons, fiscal and social conservatives into a loose conglomeration of empty suits who govern as watered-down Democrats.
Trump highlights this so well because he embodies the worst of their flaws. Today there is only one wing of the party—Big Business. In a word– Trump. The Republicans are content to ignore the social issues, and govern by growing the government slightly slower than their Democrat partners, all while running deficits to do it. Too many people don’t see this. But The Donald will highlight the Achilles heel of the party and force longtime republicans to finally see what it has become—a complete steaming pile that is truly beyond repair.
For these reasons, today I ask for your unwavering support for Donald Trump in every possible way. Support him, nourish his candidacy, urge him to take his fight to Washington. Do everything in your power to support his campaign—just don’t under any circumstances actually vote for him.
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