Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lone Wolf Candidate

Here's the funniest thing you'll read this week. What I've been saying for awhile is that Trump has no one else to sing his praises (I know, but pretend he has some). Hillary has a couple of presidents and vice-presidents and so on.

Trump has struggled to win over much of his party's establishment and lacks that kind of a bench behind his message. Many top Republicans, including Romney and past Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, do not plan to attend the party convention in July. Others refuse to answer questions about their nominee, largely leaving Trump to defend himself.

"Donald Trump has people hiding under rocks hoping he doesn't know where they are," said New York Rep. Steve Israel, former chairman of the House Democrats' campaign arm.

Yes, they're acting like the Jehovah's are at the door. Apologies to Jehovah Witnesses, pretend I said Mormons. 

Donald Trump's unconventional campaign is about to feel the heat of political organization.

Hillary Clinton and her Democratic allies have invested at least $41 million in commercials in crucial states such as Ohio, Florida and Nevada over the next six weeks, a series of summer broadsides against her Republican opponent. Those messages will be echoed by hundreds of Clinton workers in those same states and amplified by President Barack Obama and other top Democrats.

Trump has made few preparations for contending with that sort of well-oiled political machine. His campaign has no advertising plans and is just now hiring employees in important states. Republican leaders are far from in agreement on how best to talk to voters about the polarizing billionaire, or if they will at all. And Trump is running out of time: Early voting starts in Iowa in just 3 1/2 months.

Twenty-eight days until the convention. Trump may actually get a negative bump.

Josh Marshall has additional humorous reading.

The Trump campaign estimates that it currently has a nationwide field staff of 30 people. 30. This in a country with 50 states.

I'm starting to understand how he went bankrupt 4 times. 


  1. I'm beginning to believe Trump really doesn't want this and is using this campaign for another one of his grifts.

  2. I'm beginning to believe Trump really doesn't want this and is using this campaign for another one of his grifts.

  3. The gullibility of right wingers never ceases to amaze. Half of them are still in love with Palin. Goldline is one of my favorite all-time scams and they still shill that on the radio. They bitch about the IRS targeting Tea Party groups. I don't know, but I'm guessing that's because almost all those groups were run by conmen out to fleece the sheep by bashing libs. And they bought Trump's act, too.