I still don’t think he’s going to do it

Donald Trump barreled into the Democratic bastion of Wisconsin where he was welcomed like a rock star by Republican students.

At a raucous rally several thousand frenzied students, most of them first-time voters, crammed on to a sweltering basketball court and drowned him out as he spoke.

In the wooden bleachers teenagers stomped their feet chanting “President Trump” and “We Love Donald” as the billionaire told them it was time for “change”.

Female students brandished pink “Women For Trump” signs, and medical students proclaimed themselves “Doctors for Trump”. The crowd was, it appeared, entirely white.

Many more students, unable to get in, huddled outside the hall listening to loudspeakers.

At the mention of Hillary Clinton the youthful group chanted “Lock her up” and “Drain the swamp” with particular fervour.

This is good rhetoric too:

“We are asking for the votes of first time voters and there are many of them,” the septuagenarian candidate said, pointing at his fresh-faced audience.

He told them: “Hillary is the candidate of the sordid past. We will be the bright and clean future. The future lies with the dreamers not the cynics. America is tired of waiting. The moment is now.”

OK, it’s not Churchill but given the standards of this election it’s good rhetoric.

There’s enthusiasm for him, however misguided it might be. But I don’t think it’s going to be enough….

15 thoughts on “I still don’t think he’s going to do it”

  1. Quig, I used to think that Americans were quite intelligent people. That article just proves that, by and large, Americans are thick and parochial – particularly those in the entertainment industry.

  2. Lets hope you are wrong Tim–as you frequently are, so-called “climate change” being a prime example.

    That bitch Killery getting in would be bad news for the whole world never mind the USA.

  3. It will be interesting (in the Chinese style) if Trump wins the popular vote but Clinton wins the electoral college and the Presidency.

    If Clinton wins there may be a constitutional crisis anyway
    (she will be impeached the moment she goes from President Elect to President)

  4. Bloke in North Dorset

    Its interesting that two old men have managed to fire up the young using anti-establishment rhetoric. The young have always been anti-establishment but this time it seems different as there’s also a large groundswell of older people also turning anti-establishment.

    One of the most telling stories was on R4 yesterday. Some senior female Democrat was saying that when Clinton tried the “woman” card they found that it turned off most women under 30 and they lost quite a lot of support from that demographic. Apparently women under 30 don’t think that they are disadvantaged.

    Whichever way this goes there’s going to be one almighty reckoning in the next few years as the 2 parties pull themselves apart figuring out what to do next.

  5. Quig

    Some lovely quotes in there. Just one:

    “I’m fucking terrified,” said writer-director Adam McKay, via email. “If Trump were to win we will see a dismantling of our democracy we cannot imagine. I know that sounds dramatic but I think it’s a safe bet.

    If I was American, I’d vote for him – no, nothing whatsoever to do with policy – just for the quiet pleasure of watching all those ‘intelligent’ lefties shit themselevs convinced that the world was about to end…

  6. So Much For Subtlety

    PF – “If I was American, I’d vote for him – no, nothing whatsoever to do with policy – just for the quiet pleasure of watching all those ‘intelligent’ lefties shit themselevs convinced that the world was about to end…”

    I would vote for him just to see some of these knuts fu*k off to Canada or wherever they want to go.

    Imagine there’s no Michael Moore. It is easy if you try.

  7. Quig’s link on Variety is amazing if you look at the comments underneath…a veritable firestorm of liberal Hollywood trashing….also interesting that we are starting to see Trump rallies on mainstream TV, something assiduously hidden in the past. Get a sense that at least part of the establishment are trying to switch sides….

  8. “It will be interesting (in the Chinese style) if Trump wins the popular vote but Clinton wins the electoral college and the Presidency”: why? It’s happened before, and it’s perfectly constitutional.

    If I were an American I might be outraged by the number of votes that the Dems are going to steal, but that’s a quite separate point.

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