Donald Trump’s comments today about Ron Paul hit home for me in a number of ways. For one thing, it’s a relief that someone is finally standing up and speaking for our party–we have been rudderless and voiceless for far too long, and a unifying force like Donald Trump is exactly what we need in order to focus on the election and our goals as a party.
For another thing, it struck me with some surprise how very qualified Donald Trump seems to be to fill that position. I personally have always seen him as a bit of a loudmouth, elegant and classy yet abrasive on some hidden level. However, I truly can’t find fault with the statements he’s made with and about Mr. Paul. Why do we bother pretending that there is some value in inviting these long-shot (no shot) candidates to the debates?
There is no room for outsiders in these discussions, and no room for voices that don’t fit with the Party, not with such an important election at stake. That’s why having Donald Trump involved to referee things and shepherd the process is so important. The man has his faults–he’s orange, and has weird hair–but I for one am glad he’s with me and not against me.