Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Trump's pivot to the general election--Magic 8-Ball and Veep Survivor

Now that Cruz and Kasich have dropped out and Trump won the Nebraska and West Virginia primaries last night, he's the presumptive nominee.  That means that it's time for him to concentrate on the general election.  Seth Meyers reported exactly that in Trump Transforms for the General Election: A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump's new views on minimum wage, taxes, self-funding and more.
As one can see, it's not just Trump that is pivoting to the general election; his former rivals are as well.  Who says Trump isn't becoming a typical politician?

Jimmy Kimmel, that's who.  Last week, he presented his idea of how Donald Trump is Choosing a Vice President.

Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee, speculation about who he’ll pick as his VP is on the rise. The way he’s planning to do this is going to be a lot of fun.
A reality TV process for a reality TV candidate--perfect.  Of course, it's not going to happen this way, but the truth may end up not being any stranger.


  1. Trump's attempts to pivot to a more moderate stance is impossible because his own personality of bragging and bullying will come out, constantly, in ways that will turn off those moderate voters who seek a leader with genuine ability to play well with others.
    He cannot deny his anti-Hispanic stance any more than he can deny his personality traits that make him unlikable to general election women voters. He'll try, he'll probably tone down his talk about the Wall and mass deportations, but he can't keep a lid on that no matter how much he tries to spin and bluff his way out of a corner.

    1. You're right. There is nothing moderate about the man's manner, regardless of whatever mix of policy positions he ends up taking.