by James Buchanan
Donald Trump just held a mass rally with a wildly enthusiastic crowd in Alabama. Over 42,000 people RSVP’ed to the event on the Internet, and CNN estimated the crowd at 30,000. Trump continues to have a large lead in the polls over his rivals.
The Washington Post reports “It was the most audacious Donald Trump spectacle yet in a summer full of them, as the Republican presidential front-runner, in his Boeing 757, thundered over a football stadium here Friday night and gave a raucous speech to one of the largest crowds of the 2016 campaign.”
“But Trump’s flashy performance was about more than showmanship. His visit to Alabama was coolly strategic, touching down in the heart of red America and an increasingly important early battleground in the Republican nominating contest.”
“The Manhattan developer, who strode onstage to ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ is trying to show that his candidacy has broad and lasting appeal across every region of the country — especially here in the South, where Alabama and seven other states are holding a clustered voting blitz March 1.”
“The scene Friday night put an exclamation point on an extraordinary run in which the flamboyant mogul has thoroughly disrupted the presidential campaign and kindled a national discussion about not just politics but American culture itself.”
“’We have politicians that don’t have a clue,’ said Trump, wearing a red hat on which was printed ‘Make America Great Again,’ his slogan. ‘They’re all talk, no action. What’s happening to this country is disgraceful.’”
Donald Trump is steamrolling his way through the Republican primary. The tepid system Republicans running against him can’t begin to compete with his rock star status and Trump’s ownership of the immigration issue. The liberal media continues to try to belittle Trump and treat him as if he’s not a serious candidate, but when Trump is getting support from 25 percent of Republicans and Jeb Bush is only getting 9 percent (as in the latest Fox News poll) then maybe Jeb Bush is the nonserious candidate at least as far as the voters are concerned.