IS TRUMP AN OPTION? Don’t Assume ‘No’–Anything Is Possible

Written by Candace Hardin on August 18, 2015

A post on Facebook read as follows: “Trump 2016, there will be hell toupee!”
The caption was accompanied by a red, white and blue profile of The Donald with the swooping hair of dubious style.

There is no doubt that The Donald has captured the attention of the media and people all over the country. It may be good attention or it may be bad attention, but he is fascinating the masses.

Is it because he is saying things, stating his opinions, regardless of whom he offends? To be fair, he hasn’t left out too many factions or groups. He seems to be an ecumenical offender.

Is it because he has radical ideas that perhaps aren’t as radical as they seem? Is the average American thinking along the same lines as Trump, yet perhaps afraid to voice said opinions in the community or the workplace?

Is it because he is a fresh air departure from business as usual, Beltway politics? He doesn’t need anyone’s money to pay his way. He isn’t available to be bought for money, so who would he owe for his victory? If he is not beholden to contributions, whom would he serve? Could the people trust him and believe his doctrine was for the public good?

He is driving the potential Republican candidates completely off the charts. He is unafraid to state a plan or opinion, so the competition is trying to rely on his lack of protocol, or tact.

He is a hard hitter. Unlike Romney’s run in 2012, Trump has taken the gloves off with every single issue, candidate and politician. Some find this refreshing.

An article in Western Journalism has outlined his basic tenets of some of the country’s problems.

Trump offers three guiding principles:
1) “A nation without borders is not a nation.”
2) “A nation without laws is not a nation.”
3) “A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation.”
It would be hard to dispute these principals.

Does The Donald have the experience to run a nation? Running a business is completely different than running a country, but is useful experience.

Does The Donald have the tact to run a country? Probably not, but in the rampant use of the Politically Correct agenda these days, it may seem that we have an overabundance of tact and a little plain talk sounds refreshing. Romney’s Campaign in 2012 was flawed by his reluctance to hit hard and show his opponent in a bad light, even though the opportunity was there in spades.

Does The Donald have a huge ego that could prove a political detriment? Most people know the answer to that question.

Does The Donald have a chance in 2016?

In a country who put an actor in the highest office of the land, who went on to become one of the greatest leaders in the free world, anything is possible.

Whether he wins the nomination or goes it on his own, one thing is for certain, Trump is a super sized monkey wrench in the plans of those who seek the highest office in the land.

It should be entertaining.

Image: Courtesy of Gage Skidmore;

Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.