See, this is what I don’t like about Donald Trump. He acts like a petulant child when he doesn’t get his way, and if you know anything about politics, it’s that you don’t get your way all the time. In case you’ve been living in a cave, or are in Europe somewhere, Trump has decided not to participate in the next and final GOP debate before the Iowa Caucuses. Now, he’s well within his rights to sit this one out. After all, no one has a gun to his head to force him to miss it.
Actually, what this tells me is Trump is tired of debates. He’s tired of the back and forth that seems to be the same thing in Debate #6 as it was in Debate #2. I can’t say that I blame him, but that’s the game he signed up for. And if Fox News wants to send out a press release that Donald doesn’t like (that was his excuse for missing the debate), poor baby. I’m sure both Fox News and Donald Trump will be alive and well after this debate is over.
It’s really not that big of a deal when you think about it. Trump will probably still win Iowa and certainly will win New Hampshire. He may actually go on to sweep Nevada and South Carolina, and then take the Super Tuesday states as well. Or he may not. But it won’t hinge on him not participating in this debate. Frankly, I think there are way too many debates on the GOP side…and not enough on the Democrats side (and Democrats agree as they scurry to add one more debate to the schedule before next week’s Iowa Caucus).
What IS a big deal here is what this says about Trump. It speaks volumes about a guy that’s used to getting his way and will just take his football home and not play anymore if he doesn’t get it his way. Is that what he will do if he gets elected president? If congress blocks some initiative to build a wall across the border with Mexico, will he quit and leave office? It’s rather childish, Donald. I thought you were an adult. So, you didn’t like the way Fox News announced the lineup. Deal with it.
And that is about the only problem I have with Donald Trump at this point. I love the attention he brings to the party. I love the openness and bluntness he brings. I love the fact he knows how to negotiate and usually gets a good deal for himself. And I love the fact he starts off really off the wall, and then tones down the rhetoric to fit what it was he was looking for the entire time. In that sense, the man is brilliant. Brilliant, but still a child.
I probably won’t watch this last debate. Not because Trump isn’t there, but because you can only watch so many of these things before you start wanting to bash your head against the wall. Let’s face it, Survivor it’s not. Unless, of course, you make a drinking game out of it and take a shot every time someone gets a zinger in!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!