Feb. 2, 2016

Believe What You KNOW, Not What The Media Tells You

By Marc Platt

The Political Media Machine exists to sell advertising. They have a stake in the horse race as long as they last long enough to keep selling ads.

Donald Trumpo is a huge TV star. That does not mean he is a GREAT artist, or even a worthy political candidate. Trump SELLS. Did Ted Cruz WIN the Iowa Caucus? Or did Donald Trump LOSE the Iowa Caucus?

Both!

Ted Cruz is one of the most unlike-able politicians in the history of our republic, but he had a great ground game in Iowa.

Let's remember you could barely fill a few football statdiums with the amount of people who voted in the GOP Iowa Caucus. Cruz spent nearly a year there to write his only possible ticket out of Iowa. The road gets very murky from here on out for Cruz. New Hampshire will bring him down to earth. Trump has big numbers there.

If Trump under-performs in New Hampshire and we see the rise of Rubio and Kasich, there will be a rush of donors flocking to those candidates. 

Of course you don't need to listen to me or anyone else. You can think this through yourself. Is America ready to have a thrice-married casino owner run the country in light of his four bankrupcies? REALLY?

Will people actually consider electing Ted Cruz, the man who is responsible for the government shutdown a few years back? REALLY?

Will America vote for a 74-year-old Independent self-proclaimed socialist (Bernie Sanders) who wants to gut Obamacare and start over with asingle-payer system that was already rejected by congress and raise your taxes to do it? REALLY?

Like I said "Believe what you know, not what the media tells you." Think this through yourself.

Lat thing...

I love shows like 'Morning Joe' on MSNBC with the conservative Joe Scarborough and the liberal Mika B. That show was on the verge of absolute collapse until they started supporting the notion that Donald Trump could win. They bring him on their show 2-3 times per week and all th epolitical shows have sucked up to Trump to bolster their ratings for 7 months. That act will start wearing thin very soon.

The real horse race begins in South Carolina. That is when the diversity electorate kicks in with many African American and other rising minority electorates having THEIR say in who will run the country beginning next January. That I do know.