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August 17, 2016

Remember what I said about Trump's candidacy being a joke, and that he really did not ever intend to be a major contender for the Oval Office? (here)

Apparently, Michael Moore agrees with me.

And, from what he says, so does Trump.

Posted by AnneZook at 08:26 AM


I wish Moore had some evidence to offer. Sarah Kendzior's argument that he's positioning himself for a Fox-style media recreation afterwards seems more plausible at the moment than mere buffoonery.

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at August 17, 2016 10:53 AM

I actually don't think what's driving Trump is "mere buffoonery."

I think that he had no idea he might get this far with his campaign--having undertaken it purely for publicity purposes--and that the publicity has electrified his already-inflated self-esteem. He's lapping up the attention, seeing his name on billboards, yard signs, and all the major news sites. Everyone talks about him--every hour of every day. For a man with his ego, that's got to be intoxicating.

Does he secretly want to be President? I can easily imagine that any common sense he might have is at war with his ego over the subject.

In fact, from the little I've actually paid attention to news reports of him over the last couple of decades, I've always had him pegged as a typical con artist. Always bombastic, huckstering, whitewashing, and moving between projects so quickly that the dust hasn't settled from the last one before he's loudly describing the wonders of his latest scheme.

Have you ever seen, in old Westerns, when the "medicine man" comes to town, with a wagon full of magic "cure-alls" to peddle to the public? He makes his sales, then leaves town fast (usually without paying his outstanding bills), to avoid fall-out from disappointed customers.

That's Trump, in a nutshell. IMO

Posted by: Anne at August 17, 2016 01:07 PM

That's not the point.

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