The GOP race is taking on a circus-like atmosphere it seems, ever since early allegations of sexual harassment against Herman Cain, who as a result of these allegations, recently suspended his campaign for the GOP nomination. The remaining nominees are now poised to take this circus act into its final stages. Enter “The Donald.”
Donald Trump, the “Daddy Warbucks” behind such things as NBC’s “The Apprentice” and the Miss Universe pageant, is hosting a GOP debate on the 27th of this month in Iowa, just one week before the Iowa Caucuses.(1) Right now, the stage is being set on exactly who will be participating, and who will not. Already, GOP candidates Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney have (smartly!) stated that they will not be attending, with Ron Paul going so far as to state during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” “I don’t quite understand the marching to his office. I didn’t realize he had the ability to lay on hands and anoint people.”(2)
Like Ron Paul, I don’t quite understand just why any GOP candidate would even want to be associated with Trump. The Donald has the stableboy’s touch; everything this man lays his hands on turns to sensationalised horsehockey. If anyone has any doubts about this, just look at the Miss USA pageant. Come on…Perez Hilton as a judge? (You might remember back in 2009, and the whole pissing contest between Hilton and Carrie Prejean…)
Last Friday, Michele Bachmann stated that she would consider Donald as a running mate, which is not surprising.(3) Both have close ties to the “Birther” movement and its key participants, including Orly Taitz and former GOP Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Point in fact, Palin apparently doesn’t quite know where she stands on the Birther issue, vacillating between referring to it as a “distraction” in mid February of this year, (4) to endorsing Trump’s support of it a mere month and a half later.(5) Bachmann is currently trying to decide on attending The Donald’s Iowa debate.
In amongst all of this, it’s important to remember that we have millions of people unemployed, and sympathetic to the cause of Occupy Wall Street; get big money out of government. What does an alignment with “The Donald” say to these disenchanted millions? In short, it’s akin to giving them the big green finger, and probably won’t help them garner any votes from that particular demographic.