Skip to comments.Stephen King Talks JFK, Oscars Diversity, and ‘Bulletproof’ Donald Trump
Posted on 02/16/2016 5:09:01 AM PST by justlittleoleme
This is in some respects a political show, and we are in the throes of hands-down the most insane presidential race in history. What do you make of it, and more specifically, of the rise of Donald Trump? It seems to me that, given the relentless 24-hour news cycle, it was only a matter of time before we had a media-savvy reality star ascend to this perch.
Man, I don't know! Trump leaves me speechless. When he came down that escalator to announce that he was going to run for president, I thought to myself that it was a smart joke, and it was a way of basically renewing his brand, refreshing himself in the press, and getting to the forefront. I figured he would run for a while, then drop out, and that would be the end of it. And instead, you talk about media-savvy, but he's really the anti-media-savvy candidate. At this point, he's said 40 different things that would have gotten him laughed out of the race if he wasn't so outrageous.
In the debate the Republicans had [in New Hampshire], Marco Rubio repeated the same talking point three or four times--and got his clock cleaned by Christie--and it's almost like his candidacy has become a very perilous thing. It was a classic gotcha moment. But if it would've been Trump, it wouldn't have mattered, because this guy can say that "Megyn Kelly was after me" because she was on her period. He can say he didn't mean that, but that's obviously what he meant. He can talk about Ted Cruz being a p***y and it just bounces off! It's like he's bulletproof. Will he get nominated? I would've said the idea is ridiculous even four months ago, but now I'm not so sure. Then people are saying that if he does get nominated he'd never get elected, and I'm saying, well, hopefully that won't happen. But who knows.
I personally find Ted Cruz to be a scarier prospect for America than Donald Trump. Trump was singing a very different tune a decade-plus ago--he was essentially a Democrat--so he's just pandering to his base, but Cruz is a horse of a different color.
He's very scary. I actually think Trump, in the end, would be more electable than Cruz because Cruz is a fundamentalist Christian and it would almost be like electing the analog of an Imam--someone whose first guiding principle would be the scripture rather than the Constitution. But I don't think he could get elected. And, even if he was able to govern without blowing up the world, could we look at a guy who resembles a cable game show host for four years? He has that awful plastered-down hair and everything.
Back pre-1990, he was a good writer (he threw in anti-religion a bit too much, but I just thought it was his horror writing style).
It wasn’t until I saw and realized that every darn book he wrote was not only anti-religion and anti-Conservative that I stopped purchasing his books. He is a real loony and I can’t even classify where on the political spectrum he is.. socialist/communist/just nutz .... :/
Stephen King is an out of touch liberal elite who lives in a bubble... and he writes well about made-up worlds.
I like Kong’s style of writing but I hate his books. The good guy always dies!
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