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December 16th, 2017

Insight

Trump plays chess while the rest play checkers

Dave Weinbaum

By Dave Weinbaum

Published May 2, 2016

Trump greets former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight during a campaign rally

Ted and Carly sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G! First came Marco, then came John, then came Carly as his new bon bon—sucking her thumb, playing in the sand, until Ted Cruz came up with $500 grand.

This election is almost as fun as when I decided on the spur of the moment to buy two tickets a few days ago. I was in St. Louis for some appointments, thinking about a hockey game all the time I was there. Finally at about 4:30 pm on Monday I closed on two tickets to this legendary event from my booth at Hard Rock Café at Union Station—my first hockey game in five years.

The St. Louis Blues were facing the defending Stanley Cup winners, the Chicago Blackhawks in a historic 7th and final playoff game.

It was one of the greatest sporting events I’d been privileged to see. Plus, when they showed the final score (Blues 3, Hawks 2) my buddy and I were on national television!

Sometimes even without all the evidence, you just know something is right and if you’re smart, you’ll go for it.

I’ve been watching the phenomenal rise of Donald Trump since he announced. Most of the Beltway pundits, including the best, Dr. Charles Krauthammer gave him little or no chance to be in the race after August—that’s LAST August. Surviving his dismissal by the talking heads, Donald soon thrived.

My patience bore out.

As a radio talk show host, I pondered that having an opinion show dictated that I throw caution to the winds and bellow my deepest thoughts on whom, based on my interpretation of the evidence, should be elected President of the United States.

Shortly before the Missouri Primary I spilled the beans. I broadcast my backing of Donald Trump. He won Missouri by a couple of hundred votes, something I am taking full credit for.

Mr. Trump, can you mouth the words, "Okay, Weinbaum, I pick you as my VP?" Hey, I can do nothing just as good as Biden or Carly, for that matter.

The most important lesson you can learn from winning is that you can

After the disastrous campaigns of McCain and Romney, I’m in it to win it!

While I have disdain for some of the dumb and unnecessary insults Donald has delivered, I see him as a breath of fresh air in what we have been inured with— decisions being made by smoke-filled backrooms by snobbish elitists whose only goal is to keep power, treasure and American voters in their back pockets.

The one thing that separated Trump from Cruz was when Ted, by the rules, started stealing delegates Trump had already won…especially in Louisiana.

Then came the Colorado "primary" where the vote was abated by new rules introduced by Cruz sponsors. Ted won all 37 delegates.



But he was hit with such a blow between the eyes by Donald Trump’s sucker punch he’s still loopy. It was an intellectual concussion worthy of a head-on hit by the fastest linebacker in the NFL. Maybe, someday, he’ll have a claim against the Republican Party, for the brain damage he’s suffering.

Trump’s outrage about our 240-year-old election process made immediate sense to any ordinary voter with a brain. The only people who weren’t outraged were narrow Cruz supporters and the elite. Republican’s want this changed by over two to one.

Now, that’s leadership!

Cruz’s objections about Trump whining went into ever-closing ears. Recently, he’s become irritating in his exaggerated love for a now seen as corrupt system.

And I thought he loved the voters.

Ted’s losses have been shattering. He was bulldozed in NY last week and suffered a delegate shutout in the five eastern states a few days ago. Even Kasich won four delegates in NY.

"That son-of-a-bitch (Trump) could play for me…and I don’t give a damn about the Republicans…or the Democrats for that matter." ~Bobby Knight, former coach of the University of Indiana Hoosiers.

Amen, Coach Knight. Under Trump, America will win again!

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DaveWeinbaum.com. He is a businessman, writer and part-time stand-up comic and resides in a Midwest red state.

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