Opinion: Donald Trump morphs into a real candidate
Charles Hurt posted an editorial in the Washington Times today that maintains that each time the establishment attacks Donald Trump, he survives and grows stronger from it, and is slowly being honed into a serious candidate through the process. “With each failure to destroy Donald Trump,” he writes, “the political experts and establishment stooges only made him stronger. And now they don’t have a clue what to do.”
He points out that some of the strongest candidates in the field, Scott Walker and Rick Perry have already succumbed to the attrition of the campaign. He acknowledges that Rand Paul may be the next to fall. Yet through it all, despite all of the negative attention in the race being thrown right at Trump, he’s endured it and come out victorious.
“The most alarming thing about Trump for these people is that they have, literally, thrown everything they can at the man. And, yet, he is still standing, completely unbowed. In the 3½ months since he launched his campaign, his popularity has only grown with every sling and arrow,” he writes.
In doing so, Hurt contends that Trump has learned from each experience, and become a legitimate candidate. Legitimate as in, “has a definite chance to win.”