Sure he’s crass. He’s rude. He embarrasses himself on many occasions. And likely the most prominent reason he and his wife stay together is because they are both in love with the same man. But with the exception of maybe Ted Cruz, Trump is the only prominent national Republican who consistently displays the courage to fire back unapologetically at Hillary Clinton. For years the Democrats have been able to fire away at Republican candidates without fear of rebuttal. Elizabeth Warren played the “women” card without ever having to fear that Brown would articulate a strong and thoughtful rebuttal. A few years later, Obama was able to define Romney as the rich white guy. He could define Romney any way he liked, knowing that Romney and his team were simply “afraid”. Our candidates are timid, fearful, and indecisive. And voters – especially Republican and Independents – are uninspired by the lack of passion.
So when Hillary Clinton goes to the Democrat playbook and calls Trump “sexist” she expects the same results. Cowering. Cringing. Apologizing. But not The Donald. He says what anybody with courage and conviction would say. He boldly reminds the public – and I paraphrase – that she is married to one of the biggest predators on the face of the earth, and is in no position to talk. His comments effective shut Hillary’s vile mouth. (Her camp has had no comment since trump’s rebuttal.)
The Republican establishment tries to convince the media that they are baffled by Trump’s success. Not true. They just don’t want to admit that their “play nice in the sand” approach has been a dismal failure. Dole, McCain, and Romney are living proof. Before any others get added to the list, the Republican establish needs to cut their losses, and remember that people follow courage and conviction. Nice guys really do finish last.