(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 7/20/2015)
Are Donald Trumps Statements about IMMIGRATION AND JOHN MCCAIN, JUST A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ATTEMPT TO RALLY MORE SUPPORT, OR IS THERE A LESS APPARENT MOTIVE TO BOLSTER THE REPUBLICAN PARTIES CHANCES OF REGAINING THE WHITE HOUSE.
First the Question must be asked, Why would any Presidential Hopeful Deliberately Say things Publicly that Disparage and Insult an Entire Ethnic Group, along with a Combat Veteran with a Highly Distinguished Service Record, who had the Misfortune of being Captured by Enemy Forces?
Are We to Take from these Statements that Donald Trump sincerely believes that these Comments will help him secure the Republican Nomination for President, or is there a less apparent motive?
From the Response we get from his own Party, it seems hard to believe that anyone would Truly believe that such Venomous Rhetoric would be a Positive Influence in increasing Their chances of gaining the Nomination. Both Republican and Democrats are Almost Universal in Their Condemnation of Donald Trump, and any Agreement with what he said is Superficial at best.
So, it seems hard to Understand WHY EVERY OTHER CANDIDATE FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION WOULD REALIZE THE FOLLY OF SUCH STATEMENTS, YET DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ADVISORS DID NOT. IN FACT, HIS STATEMENTS ABOUT JOHN MCCAIN SEEM TO BE AN ALMOST DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO TORPEDO HIS OWN CANDIDACY, BY ATTACKING A WAR VETERAN.
However, what if the PRESIDENCY IS NOT DONALD TRUMPS GOAL, OR THE GOAL OF THOSE ADVISING HIM. Suppose the Real Object of his CANDIDACY WAS TO ELECT A SYMPATHETIC REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT, LOOKING TO ELIMINATE ALL THE PROGRESS ACHIEVED BY THE BARACK OBAMA ADMINISTRATION?