The acid test for the master of self-promotion and bloviating is simple: file his candidacy papers and release his tax returns.

Until then, one could rightfully assume that his speaking tour is little more than the promotion of the Donald Trump “brand” on the national stage.

Anyone who watches Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice is well aware of his management style: disengagement and bloviating, when he isn’t blustering. Trump appears to be a showman in the form of P.T. Barnum. Closer to the behavior of Barack Obama than a Ronald Reagan.


Donald Trump states case for becoming next president at SC Tea Party convention in Myrtle Beach

Businessman Donald Trump said he is giving “serious thought” to running for president in 2016 and that he thinks he would be the best person for the job.

Trump spent most of his 30-minute keynote speech at the S.C. Tea Party Coalition Convention held at Springmaid Beach Resort on Monday afternoon saying that he is the best person to lead the country.

He told a room of about 800 people that he stands apart from others who have been mentioned as potential candidates for president.

“I can get things done,” he said. “I know how to do it.”

He spoke against former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who both have said they are considering running in 2016.

“I was right in 2012,” he said. “I said that I don’t see a strong candidate, but we had Mitt Romney and we went with Mitt Romney and he failed. He let us all down, to be honest with you. For him to be running again is outrageous.”

Trump pointed to what he said were former President George W. Bush’s shortcomings as reason why voters should stay away from Jeb Bush. “The last thing this country needs is another Bush,” he said. “[George W.] Bush, he didn’t do so hot. You could have brought [Abraham] Lincoln back and he would have lost.”

Source: MYRTLE BEACH: Donald Trump states case for becoming next president at SC Tea Party convention in Myrtle Beach | Politics | The State

Yada. Yada. Yada. The typical Trump Speech has more “I” references than an Obama Speech.

Bottom line …

When a marginal candidate like Donald Trump can command the national state, our deeply divided nations is in deep doo doo! Running the country is not like being an autocrat and dictating to your subordinates. There is little to suggest that Trump accepts criticism or advice, appearing to “wing it” in his “shoot from the lip” style. Considering the lengths at which Trump has disassociated himself from his failures or bad personnel choices, there appears that there would be little difference between Trump and Obama when it comes to openness, transparency, and accountability. Considering that Trump operates in a world of New York real estate and construction, one might presume that some of his contacts were with unsavory characters – something that might feed the world of opposition research for months.

If one wants that form of combative talk, there is Chris Christie who actually has experience in running a large governmental enterprise.

Where are the ‘real” GOP candidates and where is the GOP platform?

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