Donald’s dilemma

The main game in town this morning is the firing or the parting of the ways, as you wish to see it, of the Donald and Rick Wiley [Coyote].

Not all that much happening over our way except for the Beeb website’s supposedly evenhanded “liftout” presenting both sides’ arguments for and against Brexit.

Characters in the Trump story, apart from the Donald:

#  Reince Priebus [love those names] – RNC boss

#  Corey Lewandowski – the campaign manager who was in such trouble over the Michelle Fields saga and loyal 2IC

#  Karen Giorno, a Lewandowski ally

#  Paul John Manafort, Jr.- lobbyist and political consultant to Ford, Reagan etc. Brought onboard when delegates were leaking to Cruz, brought a bit of nous into the campaign, toned down Trump

#  Rick Wiley [Coyote] – ran a state campaign, was brought onboard by Manafort to interface with the RNC and actually make Trump electable

#  Politico, from whom the report came – a left-leaning political pundit, not unlike Real Clear Politics, WAPO, NYT, CNN and the legion

This one’s a bit each way. Reince Priebus dropped hostilities once those two came on board and declared the Donald “presumptive nominee”, well ahead of the convention, also dulling the #NeverTrumpers and #ThirdPartyers through Romney and/or Ryan.

He has been crucial but he’s also tried to rein Trump in, and the Donald sees he needs the money now for the Big One v Hillary, as Hillary’s people are crims and Them [Soros] who will stop at nothing.

The issue is that Manafort’s appointee has now gone after reported, repeated clashes with Lewandowski and Giorno. Trump brought Manafort and Wiley onboard when his popularity was great with 30% odd of the masses, inc me, possibly you, but not enough to get the delegates and to play the later game.

On the other hand, their advice on the pitfalls of getting to be Prez involved selling the soul to an extent and therein lies the issue with the Donald. He won’t play those games – but is that any way to cross that line?

Fine, say they – you won’t cross the line. It’s a philosophical dilemma.

There’s also an element in the Donald here of Lenin’s NEP men and then, five years later, he rids himself of them. There are elements of Russians bringing in foreign expertise, observing, saying we can do it now and booting out the experts. Predictable results.

Is the Presidency vital if it means selling your soul or is integrity, one’s political base, more important to keep?  Could Trump achieve anything if not Prez, even with a loyal base?  Therefore, must he bend on this and appear electable v Hillary?  It seems to be working so far.

However, the Donald’s people base would not like him becoming slimy and colourless like a Romney or Cruz.

Dilemma.

 

7 comments for “Donald’s dilemma

  1. james wilson
    May 26, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Dilemma is not a condition I can associate with The Donald. I spent a few seconds trying, and it just didn’t work out. It may be that some people who now suddenly find themselves working with Trump will find themselves in that condition before long, but not our boy. He is too fond of saying, “you’re fired”.

    • May 26, 2016 at 10:07 am

      It’s immensely fascinating just now. I’d love to know how worried Hellary is or if she’s been reassured – we’ll take care of the Trump, you do your thing.

      • james wilson
        May 27, 2016 at 9:09 am

        It is impossible to know what, if anything, worries a mind so wooden. But her people are panicking. That old hippie communist schmuck Bernie has the kind of enthusiasm Hillary couldn’t even garner at a convention of old lesbians. Hillary is going to take a Berning at the convention (by young people) and there’s no getting around it, unless she is indicted before that. I do hope she isn’t. Then there is her health, and her drinking. This is the first, and only reality tv I will ever watch.

  2. mona
    May 26, 2016 at 10:54 am

    My son has just flown back from New York, before he went I asked him to get me a Trump cap, he told me he could not find a shop selling Trump memorabilia, he told me the business people he spoke to are voting Trump but are reluctant to say it publicly, there is a strange fear in a lot of people to say they will vote Trump, If the voting machines are not fixed he will win by a landslide.

    • May 26, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      Postal voting scam, electronic glitches from nowhere.

    • james wilson
      May 27, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Trump will lose NYC huge, but no matter. Virtue signaling is not just an art form there, it is a life form.

      • mona
        May 27, 2016 at 3:16 pm

        How much you want to bet.

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