In my 53 years I have never seen an election cycle like the one being played out present. It's as if the Asylum for the Politically Insane was closed following an exposay by Geraldo Rivera and all the inmates were let loose to run the corridors of government.
First the GOP primaries. Included are a real estate magnate who's initial chances of winning the primary were about as good as a Twinkie surviving unmolested at a Weight Watcher's meeting; then there was Ted Cruz who lost on nothing more superficial than he had a face that parents used to scare their children to sleep. We had Marco Rubio who drew almost unanimous suspicion for the strange lump that always stuck out from the back of his jacket. It only made matters worse for him
when the Press discovered it was a backpack he used for the middle school he was attending at the time.There was Kasich (pronounced "case-itch" or "case-ick") who was invited to an Italian neighborhood and then goes on to horrify the crowd when he eats his pizza with a knife and fork like a Frenchman eating frog legs. So much anger ensued that the local Knights of Columbus hall was set ablaze for inviting him there. Another challenger included a New Jersey governor who gave Exxon a $7 billion break in exchange for two free toppings at a local Pizza Hut ( and who incidentally 2 days later told New Jersey pensioners that the state was broke and couldn't afford the $1.3 billion owed to the pension system. When they protested he responded with a comment to go,... well I wont say it but if I could do it I wouldn't get out of bed in the morning). There was also, if my memory serves me right, a bird water and an unemployed mime, both whose names escapes me.
So who won? Donald Trump, a guy who who puts as much stock in political correctness as a guy named Mahony whose one night out a week is to visit a local pub on "buy one get one free" night. The Donald man knows as much about foreign affairs as caged parakeet and is about proud as Hell to show it. He will take an insult like " your mother wears combat boots" as an arrow through the sternum. But there is one damn the guy will always be remembered, win or lose, that is he momentously and unintentionally exposed the hidden processes behind the scenes of politics, of those who really pull the levers and ultimately control who wins and who loses, who's in and who's out when it comes to elections.The people of this great nation were shocked to learn that that there is a good chance their vote counts as much as a Pole pissing in an alleyway in Warsaw. Trump's run for President of the United States has exposed in clear daylight, unabashed and unashamed the machinations and double dealing that keeps the GOP running like some some restricted country club that peers down your pants to see if your circumcised before granting you a membership . It is my opinion that the citizens of this great country now distrust of their government more then they did following the Kennedy assassination (just look how well Bernie Sanders, an admitted socialist did in the primaries) and the Moon landings.
As for Trump actually winning the primary, it is my hypothesis that he created a brilliant strategy to win . He knew he was over matched by his competitors, including the great debater Cruz and the several other mopes running along side of him .In essence I believe he decided to wage war not like a French noble with the whole smack and giving of the card thing, but as a street fighter, like some battle scarred Hell's Angel from Frisco. He gouged the eyes, he kicked in the balls, head-butted. He used hammers, chains, garbage cans, anything he could get his hands on. His adversaries, caught off guard and confused forgot themselves and ignorantly took the bait. But as no Ivy League gentleman of soft upbringing could stand a chance against an Angel, they, along with the ENTIRE GOP apparatus got their asses whipped. Trump was so ingenious in his strategy that even in Hell it was reported that the Devil was seen to blush for the very first time.. In fact Trump's perceived ability win was so unexpected that Vegas odds makers lost only $2000 and this to 2 homeless guys who used 4 aluminum cans to place their bet on him..
So here we stand today, between two contestants vying for the highest office in the Land. On one side, a guy with as much political savvy as an Alaskan ice salesman, on the other a woman who's as trustworthy as a pick pocket born with two extra hands. OMG! What will America do? Wait! Hey! I know. Let's ask the Kardashian's.