I have been steadfast in my belief that Donald Trump would not win the Republican presidential nomination despite his poll numbers. He has exactly zero qualities necessary for being President of the United States. He should burn out, I thought, and be replaced by a better candidate from further down the list of potential nominees.
Then I really took a look a the potential nominees.
Jeb Bush? He doesn’t seem to have the desire. I know this is just my perception, and I expect he will get another chance further along in the nomination process, but do the Republican’s really want another Bush in the White House?
Rand Paul? Too many Republicans haven’t finished washing the taint of Ron Paul off of their hands to take a shot at his son.
Ben Carson? The Republicans see to think of him as a quieter version of Donald Trump without the white privilege. And most of the Republicans prefer both a show and privilege.
Carly Fiorina? While it might be possible for a woman to be supported by the Republican base, it would have to be someone that was a leader of a household, not a business. Besides, if you have to choose between two failed business people, why not choose the one with male privilege?
Chris Christie? Republicans haven’t gone for someone that wasn’t a stage presence since Richard Nixon. Besides, he actually hugged President Obama. That surely must qualify as treason, or something.
Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz? They are fiery enough to separate them from Ben Carson’s fate, but surely they are illegals. Even if they aren’t illegals, they are on the inside of government. They are part of the machine that is running over the ‘American Worker’. If they aren’t in cahoots with the illegals, they sure haven’t done anything for the ‘American people’.
Mike Huckabee? He has all the Christian bonafieds necessary – and then some. Republicans don’t want their Christians to be real Christians, they just want them to support whatever they say is Christian persecution. Why, if they elected Huckabee, he might actually expect people to go to church or something.
John Kasich or Scott Walker? They have the same problem as Mike Huckabee except from a political position. They have actually enacted Republican talking points and had the poor economic results that go along with it. If either of them really want to be contenders, they need to talk about tax and spending cuts while while enacting liberal policies that actually help their constituents.
Of the top tier contenders, that leaves Donald Trump. So I have to ask myself: could Donald Trump win? As long as the Republican base is looking for a white, male, non-experienced, pseudo Christian that looks good on television; he has a chance.