The Thinking Man’s Trump: 3 Reasons the Donald’s Run Will Ensure a Carson Win

Donald Trump’s entry into the republican presidential race, though much-maligned, still offers the best antidote to a Hillary Ben Carson for PresidentClinton presidency.  He’s single-handedly injected life into a nomination process that has lacked passion for 20 years with his ability to tweak the media and boldly state his point of view.  His very presence has made every debate must-see television as he’s repeatedly shunned political correctness, boldly pointed to Obama’s failures and unabashedly embraced the immigration issue that others dodge due to an increasingly diverse electorate.

By Professor Liberty Mize, a contributing author of SHTFBlog

Oh yeah, and he’s done something else.  He’s built a roadmap to the nomination for Dr. Ben CarsonTrumpCarson is a one-two punch that has everyone deeply concerned about the jab, when a massive left hook is ready to rain down upon them.

Trump Repeatedly Goes Off Book

One of the biggest reasons Trump resonates so much for people is that he absorbs the attacks of the media and doesn’t cower in Donald Trumpthe corner when they come.  His immigration stand has been predictably branded racist, his rhetoric maligned and yet he consistently doubles-down and stays on message. When attacked, he attacks.  Carson sees this, and has added this arrow to his quiver.

Consider just last week, when Carson was assailed by internet reports that statements in his book may be less than truthful.  Conventional wisdom (along with most political pundits) says the best course of action is to ignore attack attempts and they go away.  Perhaps make a benign statement, but under no circumstances do you make it a big deal and lower yourself to their level as to do so only raises the reach of the reports.

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Carson’s response was to do the exact opposite.  He didn’t back down, shrug it off or calmly hope it went away.  He stole a page from Trump, came out swinging and destroyed the narrative, reportedly pulling in a huge day of contributions in the process.   It was pure genius and nothing a party operative would ever endorse, which is part of why it worked. Highly paid pundits build campaigns like Jeb Bush’s where the strategy is to hang around, avoid gaffes, say little and hope you are the last man standing. In a crowded field, that is a recipe for failure.

Trump Draws Crowds

Record audiences come to see what insane blather Mr. Trump may invent at each debate, but along the way they stay to hear the Top Survival Blogreal candidates.   The platform Donald provides is invaluable to those offering real solutions and prudent commentary.  Carson has capitalized and come off as sensible and thoughtful.  He’s the perfect yin to Trump’s yang, and yet the only reason his homespun solutions get any attention at all is because of the intense media coverage provided by Trump.

Yes, Carson is unpolished and at times awkward, but it only adds to this charm.  He’s not a politician, he’s a guy.   In a world where “would you have a beer with this guy” is the lowest common denominator in selecting a leader of the free world, this plays well.   People want to vote for a guy! It is all very “W” of him as Bush was a candidate who repeatedly showed up very poorly at the debates, but ultimately won two terms based on likability.

Trump Has Moral Baggage

Perhaps most importantly is the contrast between the two men –as men.  Trump is on wife #3, has declared bankruptcy multiple times, was born into money and is a tone-deaf narcissist.  He isn’t even bought in to 90% of his own party’s platform.  He is an opportunist who sees a chance to self-promote and has struck out to do just that.  All of this makes him wholly and completely un-electable by a conservative party.

Carson on the other hand is the real American success story.  Rising from poverty through hard work and sacrifice and creating first generation wealth and esteem.  Most importantly, he actually believes in the ideas that made the Republican Party great (40 years ago).  Personal accountability, equal protections and incentivizing people to help themselves are not just ideas, they are a way of life.

Few politicians have a moral framework, fewer still actually will attempt to govern from it.  Carson seems like the rare exception.  He knows right from wrong, understands America and appears poised to govern on principles rather than opinion polls.  Not since Ronald Reagan have we seen a president who merges policy with principles and it is high time we did.

The Takeaway

The point of all of this is not to malign Trump, but to thank him.  Without his passion and energy, we’d be doomed to Clinton part 3.  He truly is the carnival barker of our generation.  Thank goodness Dr. Carson is there to back all the hype with real solutions.

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20 comments… add one
  • Goatlover November 14, 2015, 10:34 am

    I agree with you 100%. Been thinking the same thing for a while. Thanks, Trump, for drawing people’s attention! And Thank God that Carson is there to receive my vote.

  • Rick November 14, 2015, 11:58 am

    The fact you go by goat lover says it all. Trump is the only person in this race with significant exec experience. We can’t another afford another learn as u go president. Trump has my vote. After that it would be Kasich. Cruz and Rubio have led two things. Jack and sh*t.

    • Goatlover November 15, 2015, 9:31 am


    • Professor Mize November 16, 2015, 9:35 am

      I’d argue our issues with Obama are due less to a lack of experience or naiveté , and moreso reflect the actions of a calculated architect hellbent on re-imagining America.

      Is there evidence that PT Barnum can govern any better?

  • Doc Montana November 14, 2015, 1:48 pm

    I tend to believe Carson’s account of his youth based on two main issues. First, given Carson’s initially passive and dare I say whimpy personality would have made him feel that his first fist fight was like world war 3. I’m sure it seemed to him like he was violent at that stage in his life. And he regretted his actions.

    Second, about the knife. Apparently Trump has no experience with cheap-crap knives that you would find in the hand of a poor kid in Detroit. The blade was probably glued on to a plastic handle. Imagine fighting with a dime store pearing knife. Carson was not packing a Benchmade or Fallkniven. Garbage knives can break with a lateral thrust into a six pack of abs. And I’m sure back then Carson wielded the blade with vastly less precision then he did when his surgical bladework paid the bills.

    But alas, I would have to disagree that Carson brings to the table what this country needs now. On the job training is unacceptable with ISIS breathing down our collective neck. And as Carson’s collection of tinfoil hat statements grows to absurd proportions, I cannot help but wonder if a few of his gears are missing some teeth. America can only ignore so much nuttiness in a president, and Carson has already spent his nut allocation even before the primary. And I like the guy. I met him years ago at a science conference. Truly an amazing man. But presidential material? Sadly no. There are plenty of other amazing people who could bring a better skill set to the Oval Office.

    • lance November 20, 2015, 11:48 pm

      Well guess what?? trump is rich! To trump a benchmade or fallkniven is a throw away knife!! LOL!

      • Doc Montana November 21, 2015, 5:19 pm

        Probably right, but 10 out of 10 readers of this blog have no doubts that Trump has absolutely no understanding of how to use a knife no matter its quality.

        To Trump, IMHO of course, commemorative knives made for show only are the good ones. You know, those with elegantly etched blades with names and dates.

        Not that a POTUS needs knife experience, but just walk the talk to earn trust. No doubt Hillary is knife-clueless, but she would be the first…maybe second to admit. The first would the Associated Press.

        Fallkniven makes many high-end kitchen knives. Wouldn’t be surprised if Trump has a nice set of Fallkniven steak knives with the word TRUMP etched in bold on the blades. Benchmade, not so much.

        • Anonymous January 21, 2016, 4:53 pm

          What has knives got to do with running the country. All I got to say is trump will be the next President whether you like him or not.

  • Duder McGruder November 14, 2015, 3:47 pm

    Carson is all about big pharma. He is for mandatory vaccinations. Trump is clearly the type of guy we need to step in and clean house. Trump would put an end to all the pc bs that welcomes terrorists with open arms.

  • JAS November 14, 2015, 5:17 pm

    I have not made up my mind yet, but I do believe that neither Trump or Carson will get the nomination. The RNC will not allow it. The big money controllers have already told them to get rid of both of them. They started on Trump at the first debate and followed up by going after Carson in later debates. As things get closer to the convention, you will see them double down on driving both of them out of the process. They have their pick and will over ride the voters if either one of these two get it. I am afraid the convention is going to turn into a real knock down drag out, when the RNC tells the voters, we don’t give a shit what you think. At this point I think they are hoping that if they can’t get rid of them, that all of the candidates stick it out so no one will have the required votes to get it. Then by the rules, the RNC can elect/appoint whom ever they want.

    • BamaMan November 16, 2015, 4:45 pm

      and whom would this nominee be?

      • JAS November 18, 2015, 6:42 pm

        I have no idea. It could be someone who is convinced to jump into the race at the last minute and all the delegates through their support behind. I just do no believe that the GOP will allow Trump or Carson to get the nomination.

        • Lance November 18, 2015, 11:53 pm


          • Flat Rascal November 19, 2015, 10:23 am

            ya gotta be more specific. I wasn’t sure if I should throw up or pee my pants.

          • lance November 20, 2015, 11:50 pm

            Well jeb Bush obviously.

  • Roger November 16, 2015, 1:48 pm

    Politics again! Really! I’ll lead the horse to the water of knowledge again! Your vote doesn’t count, this government (at least in theory) is a republic; that means that the rich make the rules, primarily for their benefit (have to keep the wool over the sheeples’ eyes), and we (the common people) had better toe-the-line or be ready to face the consequences (death, prison, another unneeded war, even more taxes)! Have you ever a book by author George Orwell called ‘1984’? It hit the nail on the head, read it! Remember that the second amendment was meant as a safe guard against a tyrannical government, force of arms MUST always be keep as a option. You can be an unarmed sheeple or a well-armed shepherd, your choice! And speaking of weapons, if Carson is planning on bringing a knife to the Presidential fight, they better call 911 now because I’m sure that Trump is bringing the U.S.S. Missouri (he’s not subtle), and nothing says loving like 16 inch guns; just ask the Japanese! Will Trump win? I hope so, might even bother to vote for him, but I’m not stupid enough to think a President Trump would really change anything. After all, he is only one of the moneyed elite and they’ll still hold the purse strings! It’s like the environment; when it becomes profitable to ‘save’ the environment, then the rich will do it and make a massive profit doing it, like they always do! Well my soap box is groaning from the weight of all my BS, so it’s time to step down and shut up! Just remember to be a person of conviction and do the best you can! Good Luck and Happy Prepping! (GLAHP!)

  • sirlancelot November 16, 2015, 6:44 pm

    Sorry , but the good doctor does not impress me. The Donald will get my vote.

    Not that voting has done anything these last few years. It only amuses me for old times sake. The puppet masters will still run the show.

  • BamaMan November 18, 2015, 10:50 am

    Do not underestimate the ability of Trump to gain the union vote. Unions hate immigrants and I think Trump is aligning himself. His experience with casinos and gabling commissions probably gave him some good experience with these clowns, and yes clowns is what I think of modern day unions.

  • Radio Star November 23, 2015, 6:06 pm

    Ben Carson is breath of fresh air but Trump is a tornado of fresh air. Trump all the way.

  • morgan November 25, 2015, 4:13 am

    hellonice ilvzds :-)


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