I’ve been thinking about the battle going on over Obama’s Constitutional eligibility. Those who think its vital that Constitutional requirements are met, that fake Presidents should be exposed, and those who say it it a matter of only relatively small consequence.
Its basically a fight aligned along the barrier between the Republican establishment and the political newcomers who see the right as not having fought hard enough over the last few decades to maintain its political position.
There are a number of ideological questions hanging over Donald Trump but he has one thing going for him that is his ‘trump’ card. He knows how to fight. Witness for example his strong attacks on George Stephanopoulos, the fake journalist, and Michelle Bachmann’s weak surrender.
There is one way to solve this impasse. Trump needs to announce a third party run. Make it a standoff between the Republican Establishment who have for years never missed a chance to give ground to the left, and the fighters.
Then we will see if the issue of Obama’s eligibility is important or not important. If Trump on his own carries enough support to threaten the current standing of the Republicans then they will be forced into accepting that Obama’s eligibility is the key issue of the campaign and change their tactics. Trump can then drop his bid.
If this happens, Karl Rove and other RINOS will have been exposed as very bad judges of what is important and they’ll have to quit. Republican supporters who currently say the issue is of little import will have to admit they were wrong and change their views. The Republican party can then unify and move forward.
If Trump attracts little support, then fair enough, Rove and the rest were right and Trump can call his bid off anyway. Nothing to lose from this strategy but the solidifying of the offensive against Obama.