But it's August. The experts I mock in my book now are saying the party is in a panic. Why he made fun of a Muslim immigration lawyer who mocked Trump at the Democratic convention. Oh no!
Don't worry about Trump. His is a roller coaster ride to the White House. Consider this from Scott Rasmussen, who founded but sold his Rasmussen Poll operation:
In the general election, Trump is once again refusing to play by the regular rules of the game. When something happens, he speaks his mind without running it by a focus group. Sometimes it comes off great, sometimes terrible. But as he keeps on going, the Republican nominee appears to instinctively grasp something that most in the political world don't understand. The political types obsess over the convention deals and campaign strategy. They eagerly await the upcoming debate and deep analysis of whether to allocate campaign resources to Ohio or Florida.
Trump, on the other hand, acts as if he knows that most Americans had better things to do than watch political conventions. He acts as if events in the real world are more likely to impact the race than anything the campaigns do. And, he's right. At the moment, he's trailing Hillary Clinton, but not by all that much. Despite breaking all the political rules, he's still close enough that an October surprise could send him to the White House.
Does he want that? Yes. Donald Trump wants to be president, but only on his own terms.Now then, everybody in Washington swears they hate political correctness, but my gosh do their panties get wadded when someone actually speaks his mind. Being against political correctness is now politically correct.
Americans have longed for someone who will stand up and be a man. That was part of the appeal of Ronald Reagan. He called the Soviet Union the Evil Empire. It was.
Rasmussen concluded that as you campaign, so will you serve. Trump changed the rules in the nomination process, and is changing them now.
Gloaters beware. Trump is the change.
Trump will show that this is not a game, but rather a serious enterprise. The public wants a CEO -- a boss -- a successful businessman. The Art of the Deal is to always be closing.
He is a neophyte candidate being stalked by pros who want to bring him down. As a CEO, he adjusts. Earlier, I listed the 10 things a CEO must master, which Trump had mastered:
Until Trump, recent presidential nominees had to raise millions and blow millions on ads and huge staffs to win. A billionaire, he did not buy the election. Rather, he earned it by going out there every day and rallying the people by standing for something -- America.
Bonus: Champions change.
Trump is an advocate of Management By Wandering Around. He talks to staff and learns first-hand what is going on. Professor Newt Gingrich said Trump is one of the quickest learners he has ever seen.
Flip flop? You can bet your assets that he will change his position at anytime, anywhere, and any place if given new facts. He was pro-choice until he realized that a baby is not an inconvenience but a gift from God.
Yes, I get that he is not a cookie-cutter conservative when it comes to policy. But writing policy is not a president's job. You hire people like Ted Cruz to draft policy. That is what President Bush 43 did.
Trump's biggest selling point is that like Dubya, Reagan and Eisenhower, Trump accomplished something in life before entering politics. That taught him that public policy has consequences. Leaders should be aware of the damage as well as the good they do.
Washington today is like the Commodore Hotel was in the 1970s. Trump will gut it and make it better than you have ever seen it. He made Manhattan great again. Of course he will Make America Great Again.
Politics is evolution. You either adapt or die.
Trump ain't about to die.
Trump ain't about to die.