It Ain't Over Yet

Have you seen those articles alleging that Donald Trump is a shoo-in for the GOP nomination?  Note that these predictions are all coming from the mainstream media and therein lies the truth abut the Trump campaign. It may all be smoke and mirrors and perhaps it’s time to recognize how the game is being played.

I don’t doubt that Donald Trump is serious about changing America for the better and that his son Eric has been an excellent spokesman and defender when he says that Trump has done a great service for the nation and the GOP. "People are finally engaged in politics. My father's done an amazing service for this country, he's done an amazing service for the party. What the party doesn't like is they can't control him because he's not taking their money.”

That being said, Donald Trump is also a brilliant strategist and is using the GOP establishment’s inability to understand its base to secure what seems at this time to be the nomination.

More than at any period before 2008, polling data has become the main barometer for determining the public’s political leanings and from the beginning Trump has been leading here. The question is, of course, how accurate are these polls? Are only Republicans being polled or is the general public? Who’s paying for the polls? What questions are being asked by the pollsters? Can this data be manipulated by the media? Of course it can.