I listened to Hub as he flipped through news last night and tried to keep count of everything he called stupid from the remote to the talking heads. Too many of which to keep track. Yet he's one of the brightest guys I know.
The difference between men like him and Trump is that he doesn't talk that way in public. He has that degree of civility because when he was out in the working world one didn't speak the way Trump does. Of course we don't have Trump's wealth either. Maybe when you don't have to rely on any one else for a pay check you can have a loose tongue.
That being said, Trump's language does resonate with the people. Can he act Presidential? I don't know but as he has said himself, we need a cheerleader and he has become the personification of just that. Now if only he would get his facts straight!
Whatever, I can't help but like his straight forwardness and his willingness to stray from the Republican dictates. He is not a Conservative nor is he a Progressive. He's really quite a Centrist - a bit from the Republicans and a bit from the Democrats. The beauty of it is he's mostly right.
Not being beholden to campaign contributors gives him that freedom. He has no political ambitions other than the Presidency and that to "make America great again". I actually believe him on that.
As I watch all the other candidates dance around Trump in silent frustration I think they are too political and haven't the courage to say what they really mean. I don't think there is any one other than Trump running that isn't beholden to some group. After all, who is financing their campaigns?
If they can't out maneuver Trump on the strength of their policy how are they ever going to deal with the mavericks running the rest of the world? We need someone who won't flinch when challenged.
I can't see Trump flinching. I would suppose that's part of why he calls them "stupid". Do they really have the strength of the convictions they espouse? I'm not yet convinced.
I'm also not counting out Trump. He didn't get where he himself is by being stupid. Bank on it.