Donald Trump is expected to win big in his home state of New York next week. No surprise there. New York voters have a record of picking poor candidates, and the GOP presidential primary will be no exception.
For those who have yet to vote, Trump’s recent loses in Wisconsin and Colorado should be far more instructive than his expected win in New York. It’s not in the “thrill of victory” but in the “agony of defeat” that one’s true character shines.
Trump has been whining and crying for the last week, making baseless charges which have become the hallmark of his campaign. After his crushing defeat in Wisconsin, he accused Cruz of illegally coordinating with PACs without so much as a shred of evidence. His campaign called Cruz “a puppet of the GOP establishment – he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump.” This is laughable!
After Colorado it got worse. Donald Trump, who claims to be the smartest person on the planet, showed us how ill-prepared he is for the tangled web that has become the GOP primary process. The man who has offered little insight as to how he is going to handle the most pressing problems we face as a nation, other than to say he will make really good deals and surround himself with really smart people, simply blew it. The man running Trump’s campaign in Colorado was a doofus who was dumped at the 11th hour.
Did Donald Trump simply acknowledge his mistake and congratulate the winner? No, he cried foul again, and he whined and cried. He went on Twitter to ask, “How is it possible that the people of the great State of Colorado never got to vote in the Republican Primary? Great anger – totally unfair!” He hit the airways and he cried some more. Maybe that’s just his way of grabbing the headlines and dominating the news cycle, but it’s getting old.
Earth to Trump: Colorado is not a primary state. It’s a caucus-convention state and has been for the better part of the last century.
For the record, I hate the primary process. I wish every state had the same system, but I especially hate the winner-take-all states. In these states a large percentage of voters are truly disenfranchised. Did Donald Trump complain about the fact that 55 percent of Florida voters went to the polls for naught? If he did, I must have missed that.
I also hate the fact that in some states, voters from one party can choose to vote in the other party’s primary, which really skews the process. If your candidate is a shoo-in, simply vote for the weakest candidate in the other party’s primary. And don’t kid yourself – that’s how Trump got a lot of his votes.
This year, the primary process is particularly bad. It was front-loaded in an attempt to help the presumptive favorite to make sure he or she wouldn’t be wounded in a long, drawn-out race. It backfired. However, the candidate who has benefited the most from this process is none other than the crybaby Donald Trump. Trump now has 45 percent of the delegates even though he has captured only 37 percent of the vote.
Nevertheless, the primary process was set well before Donald Trump got in the race. You want to win this game, you have to play by the rules, unless, of course, you are a spoiled little rich kid used to getting his way. This pampered little crybaby wants them changed mid-game so he can win. If he doesn’t, he is threatening to take his ball and go home – in this case, run as a third-party candidate which will hand the election to Hillary Clinton. Maybe that was the plan all along.
The other thing that’s getting old is his name calling. Trump not only hurls insults at those who had the audacity to run against him, he saves his worst invectives for the few members of the press courageous enough to challenge him or bring up his record, pass mistakes or inconsistencies. Stupid, loser, liar, boring, dummy, failed writer, clown, highly overrated, flunky are just some of the labels he has used against Megyn Kelley, Charles Krauthammer, Rich Lowry, Chuck Todd and S.E. Cupp.
Now it appears the race will not be decided until the last primaries are held. Good thing. Voters who are willing to examine the candidates will see this man for what he is, a spoiled little crybaby who never grew up.
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