The third GOP debate was a shining example of what happens when journalism goes awry. Journalists are supposed to be objective, removed from personal opinion, or political leanings. To report, not create news. From the onset CNBC baited, goaded, and tried to demoralize the ten candidates that appeared on the stage.
Typically they haven’t stopped their hate fest over Donald Trump, and that isn’t truly surprising. Take a moment and ask yourself, though, why the establishment is going after Donald Trump so fiercely? Why members of the GOP are spending millions on negative ads? If he truly is an outsider candidate or the joke they all pretend he is, then how could he be any kind of threat to them? After all, they are the establishment, those who know so much more than the rest of us. At least that is what they keep telling us.
Whether you like him or not Donald Trump has brought some major issues to the attention of the voting public, from the mess our country is in over illegal immigration, to the danger of lobbyists and special interest (Super PACs) that back and eventually control candidates. He is correct to remind us that we are a nation of Laws ones we chose to follow. So why is it so politically incorrect to state the obvious? Why is it wrong to say that yes if you want to come here great but do so legally. Why wouldn’t anyone want the criminal element (from many nations) that have infiltrated this country illegally gone?
Of the Republican candidates, I have watched with interest as they have tried to dismiss or ignore valid issues. I’ve had a few favorites including Huckabee, Kasich, Carson, Cruz, and Trump. Kasich lost me during the third debate when he chose to act like a petulant school boy pointing at his ideas claiming the other candidates weren’t dealing with reality. It was kind of sad and painful to watch, and frankly I expected better of him.
Rubio for all of his youth is no different from Bush, the fact that he was endorsed by the Florida Sun Sentential when he ran for the office of Senator and now doesn’t want to do the job he was hired for should give anyone serious pause. Jeb Bush was correct when he said you were hired to do a job, and you need to do it. He is the only candidate that truly lacks the life experience to do the job effectively. What happens if he becomes the President and decides it’s too hard, and he doesn’t want to do it? I know that didn’t give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.
The real winner of the debate was Huckabee I can only urge the other candidates to emulate his ability to stick togeather. He showed himself to be a gentleman when asked a completely inappropriate question.
If you look up on that stage another thing that should be coming clearer. Trump isn’t fighting but is uniting with the other candidates. You can see it in the subtle wink he gave Carson after slamming Kasich. In the kind words of Huckabee, even Cruz and Christie clearly respect Donald Trump.
When he says, he is a unifier he isn’t joking. He showed us by taking on CNBC to shorten the debate to 2 hours with Carson. He called the debate what is was before it even began which was unfair. He made the one point he set out to do during the debate, which was about the Super PACs that control many of the other candidates. Hopefully, you too noticed the pregnant silence after those words left his lips. Super PACs are bad news, we cry and complain about our system not working well this is part of why it doesn’t work.
There is a reason the GOP is desperate to get Trump out of the race, and a reason that establishment candidates are desperate to dismiss him.
The great men in history (Political) where opinionated, narcissistic, groundbreaking Mavericks, they were willing to make sacrifices and upset the weak establishment. That is why history remembers them and why they where great.