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Gang Fights are Just Wrong

Gang Fight

I have been interested in the 2016 Debates but the last one, I have to say, was particularly difficult for me to watch. The Donald has had a long and varied career in business. He has been an entrepreneur, risk taker, winner, loser but most of all non-stop problem solver. A ten billion dollar business doesn’t pop out of nowhere, it is hard fought and won. At the first debate I didn’t care much for Trump because of the the way he spoke, and now that I understand why he speaks the way he does I really listen to his thoughts, not the way he says them.

The two lawyers flanking Donald are trained orators who make their living talking, debating, schmoozing and and being political. Donald, on the other hand, has street fought his way through life. I have spent 47 years in the construction business, I know. When Donald says he has hired tens of thousands of people he knows what he is talking about. Hiring illegals in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s was the norm. The unions were on board, most everyone did it. Rubio and Cruz have no clue what it (took) takes to run a successful construction project or a successful business.

Rubio and Cruz are losing the battle and are taking their last swings at Trump. If Donald weathers this weekend and brings in the numbers he has polled, it is all over for them. So what does a politican candidate do when he has his back to the wall. He smears his opponent. He drags up every single thing he can and uses it like a sledge hammer to bludgeon his adversery, he forsakes every one of his principles and pummels on.

What I particularly disliked about that gang fight was that they grinned and laughed as they landed each blow, like bullies on the school ground. Neither Cruz nor Rubio have been a major success at anything. I understand the need for them to try to tear down the efficacious front runner, but to laugh and smile doing it, seems a little greasy to me. Donald Trump has been in gang fights all his life, however, and I think he weathered that one commendably.

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