Analyzing the Candidates
(footnoted, the notes are below the fold)
Donald J. Trump
From the stupidly-supersized crowd of 16 candidates, through the ridiculously-arranged debates which meant NOTHING, one candidate had the pizzaz to catch the eye of the GOP primary voters. Note that the GOP Primaries were NOT rigged to push one candidate as the Democratic Party Primaries were1. The GOP choices all broke down to either RINOs favored by the GOP Establishment, or not. The Not candidates were Cruz and Trump. Cruz IS part of the Establishment, being a United States Senator, but he tried to present himself as if he was the leader of a "Conservative Party". Of course, there isn't such a party now, nor is there likely to ever be one2. With Congress' miniscule 8-percent "favorable" rating3, and the GOP's rating just slightly better among it's own voters, the inevitable happened: the Establishment-backed candidates fell behind and were mostly gone in the first three months of the campaign. By April, the lone Establishment candidate, Gov. Kasich of OH. was teetering, running less than 10 percent in the last few primaries. The establishment kept him alive financially, and so in CA, the last big Primary, it boiled down to Cruz, "THE" Conservative (if you believe that bulltwaddle, I didn't), Kasich, Mister Establishment, falling somewhere between a Conservative and a RINO (I could never decide on the weak evidence presented for either case), and Trump, the "Maverick" candidate, who made a point to dump on the Establishment every chance he got, rightfully IMHO, because he had the polling stats to back it up.
Trump, The Dumper (of all things Establishment) took a BRILLIANT position as to self-projection. He took himself, already well-known via his TV personna, to the lowest level, knowing that the Establishment ALWAYS puts on the most "hoity-toity" airs that are possible. This set up CONTRAST4 with the Establishment candidates. It also lured them into chasing his language and style, instead of attacking his message, which would have shown him to be elusive and transitory on some issues. He used name-calling, a rubric of false-logic. His main challenger, Ted Cruz, was supposedly a "Great Debater", but for some reason, he got sucked down to Trump's level and never successfully pointed out the logical faults in Trump's speeches as they came and went. Trump more or less successfully marginalized Ted Cruz. Cruz himself was easier to marginalize than his supporters, who eventually tapped into Establishment money after they showed solidarity. Cruz, a loner in the Senate with few accomplishments of note, was propped up by the Establishment, who had never trusted him, from the end of the Primaries to the Convention. At the Convention, the Establishment tried unsuccessfully to mount a floor-fight by illegal rules-change which would have "relieved" pledged delegates of their pledges. Oregon's delegation, to their everlasting guilt, fully intended to violate State and possibly Federal law and lead this final act of #NeverTrump shame.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
HRC has been campaigning since the start of Obama's second term as President. Previously referred to as "The Smartest Woman in the Country", she has attempted for the past three and a half years to position herself as the INEVITABLE HILLARY. In other words, "Mr. & Mrs. America, get over it, I am your next President." Well, inevitability works sometimes. It has put some strange bedfellows in the White House before. The problem is, as revealed in the "Guccifer Dump V.2.0"1, HRC never really intended to rely on a purely political campaign, not unusual for her because she has put her finger on the scale in everything she has ever done. She used evasive talking points throughout the lead-up to her campaign against challengers Kevin McCarthy, former MD Governor, and Senator Bernie Sanders, (Socialist), VT. McCarthy, apparently a stalking horse, was dismissed by the liberal press before he got started. That same HRC-bought-and-paid-for media tried also to marginalize Sanders, but had zero success at that. Sanders soon developed a large following among the liberal youth of America, who, having been fed a steady diet of Socialism for decades in their colleges, found their "Marx-in-Shining-Armor"6 in the person of Sanders. It seemed to this pundit that 80-90% of the Democratic Party energy in the hustings went to Bernie. Interestingly, Bernie's message was almost pure Socialism, and fiscally irresponsible socialism at that. His kid-squad failed to grasp the fact that if his program was adopted, it would destroy what was left of the US economy. So much for those expensive college educations, eh? The damage was done though, because the "Bernie-Bots" as this "Children's Crusade" became known as, managed to remain cohesive, likely due to their Marxist indoctrination in college. Sanders continued to run up significant primary wins right to the end of the primary season, but because of the (D)-Party system of "super-delegates", pre-pledged to HRC, Sanders never had a chance5. The final result WAS as "inevitable" as the Clinton War Room could make it. HRC is the official candidate for President, and WILL stand for election, despite the mountain of Probable Cause of almost-uncountable election felonies she could be indicted on. Her corruption is totally protected by the present corrupt Administration of Barack Hussein Obama, the subject of the next Section of this opus.
Footnotes below the fold.