It’s been over seven years since a majority of voters felt they had someone who believes in the greatness of America residing in the White House.
Donald Trump is now fighting with everything he has to change all that.
ABOVE: “Take it back” has become a rallying cry for millions of Trump 2016 supporters.
Yesterday the New York billionaire flew back into Iowa via his private jet in order to attend three scheduled rallies on that same day. The following day he is schedule for two more rallies, and tomorrow when the Iowa Caucus begins, Mr. Trump will be travelling to two more events. It is a break-neck pace even for a man noted for sleeping little and working often.
“I want to win in Iowa. That’s what I do. And then I want to win for America.”
So says the real estate mogul who has been a cultural and media fixture for nearly four decades. Initially even those who liked Donald Trump didn’t think he would take to a presidential campaign with such zeal. His detractors, and there are many, scoffed at Trump 2016. Pundits declared he would never actually file his election papers. Trump did. Then those same detractors said he would never file his financials. Trump did. Then they declared he would quit when he failed to generate any substantial support among Republican voters. Trump not only generated support, he has for nearly six months been the front-runner.
Now both those who support and oppose Donald Trump know this indisputable certainty – the man is a fighter.
Trump has broken nearly every rule of modern-era politics, most notably by saying what he feels and saying it often. Normally a national politician surrounds themselves with a myriad of advisers, pollsters, and operatives who come up with a poll-tested script they hope will lead to growing support.
Donald Trump never did that. From top to bottom, he is the campaign. But for a very few close and trusted advisers, Trump is the one to decide what he does and what he says – consequences be damned.
Which brings us to the eve of the Iowa Caucus, a place a candidate like Trump, a New Yorker with a varied political history and seemingly little evangelical appeal is leading the Iowa polls with what seems to be the sheer force of a remarkably self-assured will. Days earlier he refused to participate in the last nationally televised GOP debate due to his ongoing dissatisfaction with Fox News’s chosen debate panel. Instead, the Trump campaign pulled off what is now viewed as a remarkable event that unfolded over the course of just 24-hours. In that limited span of time he sold out a large auditorium, had two other Republican candidates for President participate, generated a television and streaming Internet audience of millions, and raised over six million dollars for wounded veterans.
That’s getting things done.
And THAT is at the center of the appeal that has Donald Trump poised to win the Iowa Caucus.
That victory is still far from certain, though and Iowans are noted for their last minute defections to another candidate. Such is the nature of a caucus elections. Senator Ted Cruz, polling second, is working just as hard to push Mr. Trump of his pedestal of seeming invincibility. Marco Rubio is said to be surging in the final days as well.
“If I don’t win, I will have failed.”
Trump declared that during a national media interview two days ago. It’s the kind of statement that drives political operatives crazy. They would rather have a candidate minimize expectations so the campaign can later declare a second or third place showing as a victory.
Donald Trump doesn’t play by those rules.
He repeats often his intention to, Make America Great Again. He tells his audiences of thousands how we as a country no longer win at anything anymore. It is a message that clearly resonates given his front-runner status. Statistics bear that out as well as tens of millions have stopped trying to find work, wages are stagnant, and more and more American jobs are shipped overseas. The fear of terrorism is on the rise, as is the almost equally great fear of economic collapse. Every day thousands are allowed to enter the United States illegally, and then told by the same government our tax dollars fund to NOT allow that happen, how those illegals can sign up for yet more taxpayer funded benefits. California proudly declares illegal immigrants can vote in elections, and the Obama White House quietly works behind the scenes to get more states to do the same.
Those paying attention know such things only serve to make a country weaker. We know the America that was is now in danger of never being again – that the “fundamental transformation” promised by Barack Obama in 2008 is nearly accomplished. It is a transformation that diminishes America’s history, its principles, its place in the modern world.
We know this. We feel it. And we don’t like it.
Donald Trump has become the voice of that dissatisfaction. The Republican Establishment has done nothing to fight this diminishing of America. Many of the self-anointed media conservatives had done nothing as well, and now attack Trump because they see him as an uncontrollable threat to the “us -vs- them” status quo.
Iowa is poised to be the first shot fired in the War To Take America Back.
In little more than twenty-four hours, we’ll see if Iowa voters’ aim proves true.
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