UPDATE: Sunny gets it!
I had hoped not to blog Trump today, or soon.
Maybe post some cat videos to score some hits.
As you know there was a cancelled Trump rally in Chicago at the University of Illinois Campus.
Great venue choice. What could go wrong? Oh, it did?
I thought I woke up yesterday morning and posted a pithy comment at AOWs that developed into a line of reasoning that culminated in a conversation on the radio.
Well at least I know the radio thing happened, even if I can't find the comment.
On the radio, I proposed that Trump may have orchestrated the MoveOn attack by choosing that venue, and then abandoned it to garner support.
This is an email I received from the Trump campaign.
You know. The self-funded campaign.
Aside from the poor grammar, notice the exaggeration to drive fund-raising.
I have seen and heard comments from people who have said that due to the "threat" to Trump, he must be rallied around, and they will now support him instead of Cruz.Kool-aid comes in all flavors.
After I am done speaking in the radio link above, I left the audio comments of another caller that are interesting, even though he halfway disagrees with me. But his point is that MoveOn is actively generating support for Trump so that Hillary will have a weak opponent in the general (a fact many Trump supporters refuse to acknowledge).
I believe (and there is evidence) the dems are doing everything they can to get Trump the nomination. Crossing over in primaries, generating sympathy for him with their protests. They want to face Trump.
Dems have said it.
I also find it interesting that at the Saturday rally, where Trump is allegedly threatened by a Thomas Dimassimo, who was detained by Secret Service, Trump declares that he could have handled the guy himself. "I was ready for him..." Really? Did you know he did not have a gun, Donald?
That virile braggadocio is highly reminiscent of Mussolini, and I'm finding that many people are beginning to make the Mussolini connection (you heard it here first, folks).
As you'll see at that link, Trump professed that Dimassimo was ISIS related and a doctored video was produced (now removed) to back that claim.
People accuse Cruz of Machiavellian dirty tricks?
On another note, I wrote this in a message to a friend on FB:
There's two schools of Trump opposition. The "Never-Trump" group (ala Jonah Goldberg and many) which I can understand,
the "Wait til that decision has to be made" group, of which I am one.
Ken from Livonia could not vote for Romney. I opposed that on air frequently.. I just want to give NO support to Trump, because he is in opposition to Cruz, the guy I want. Saying right now that I will hold my nose and vote for Trump gives an encouragement to Trump supporters. That they can depend on us. If they feel they can count on support later out of necessity, then they will proceed. If they believe they cannot count on it now, perhaps they will support the conservative choice, Cruz. But don't attack your fellow conservatives. Reason with them. The Alinsky name calling by Trump is one of the largest turn-offs. ... We are not enemies. We disagree. We don't have to be disagreeable.
I only mention that message to convey how I feel about supporting Trump now.
He does not need us conservatives to "defend" him now in the event he's the candidate later.
To my Trump supporter friends:
He may be what you want him to be, after all, and I may have to gamble later that he is, should he get the nomination.
But he is a salesman, long time. and I don't buy it. If I have to later, I will.
To those who say, "Trump or Cruz, I support either one", that's like rooting for both opposing teams in a playoff game. You look silly. Trump and Cruz are in opposition to each other, and rightly so.