- He’s not afraid to speak out on illegal immigration when the Democrats and Republicans won’t do or say boo on the issue, and
- The Political Establishment (The Democrats, the Republicans, the Mainstream Media) doesn’t like him.
Both of these reasons drive his popularity among those who are fed up with the political elite, that irritating and arrogant power bloc made up of Progressive politicians and media, who claim they and only they are representative of the conventional political wisdom.
The more they hate him and deride him, the more his popularity grows. The more they try to pull him down, the more his stature grows.
Cruz is my man. Trump though is an interesting politician. He’s blazing a trail through the current political class and hitting them with the truth they resist so vehemently. That truth being that they are not the powerful force they think they are.
Trump’s outspokenness shows there is another force out there that is so much more powerful, and all it needs is a catalyst. Someone to say the things that so far the Progressives have deliberately kept out of the political debate. Someone like Trump.
Trumps true value lies in the fact that he shatters the delusions of the Progressives regarding their own moral and numerical superiority. He challenges the illusion Progressives have put so much time and effort into building- the idea that they are the font of all wisdom and that if you don’t support them, then you’re an outlier.
Trumps popularity proves the Progressives wrong in this, the main plank of their self belief and their motivation for continuing to do what they do. When Trump challenges their views, they can’t call him an outlier because his popularity plainly makes that a lie, and it makes Progressives almost suicidal that this, their most frequently used and successful strategy, has been shattered.
Its not what Trump says so much as the fact he says what he does and remains popular. This is what drives the Progs nuts, and its what drives their intensified need to pull him down.
If Trump wins the primaries, will he win the election? Of course racial and social demographics in the US are the problem, mostly the result of untrammeled immigration from Mexico. That’s why others hesitate to be as outspoken and fearless as Trump. They think they’ll lose badly needed Hispanic votes by speaking out. (Ann Coulter claims they’re wrong and has a very good argument to support that view)
However if the Trump breakthrough loses steam, and either Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton becomes the POTUS, many more will see the system as corrupt and un-fixable, and there is a good chance there will be another catalyst arise, and one that makes Donald Trump look like a babe in arms. It might not involve the ballot box.
As for Megyn Kelly, she’s always been a progressive. Here she is (video below) not so long ago attacking Rudy Giuliani for telling the truth on Obama’s anti-American upbringing. FOX is in the tank for Jeb Bush, and not only did the debate “moderators” attack Trump, they gave Ted Cruz virtually no speaking time, and Jeb Bush the most.
I’m hoping that with the growth in social media outlets like Twitter, where Kelly was heavily criticised, the influence of the mainstream media over the coming US election will be curbed somewhat. They’ve supported the Progressive status quo and simultaneously controlled the debate for far too long.
Note the first person Megyn Kelly calls upon to support her view on Rudi Giuliani is Democrat Communist Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The same person Kelly called upon to back her criticism of Donald Trump in her post debate program.