Years ago, there were commercials for a man who “liked the shavers so much, he bought the company” — Victor something, he may be the owner of the Patriots. In any case, the commercial was cute, if more than a bit ironic.
Donald Trump is now running around New Hampshire playing the “populist” with no hint of irony. The logic goes, “I can’t be bought!, I already have the money I need, so I’m trustable, just like you”. It doesn’t seem to occur to him or his followers that while the first part of that sentence may be true, the second is not.
Trump is the guy that, last time around, tried to buy influence by giving his money (He has lots, as he’ll remind you) to various elected politicians (including Hillary Clinton, perhaps) . Like all good corporations of the past 20 years, he has decided to cut out the middleman (why waste money on anyone else?). Now he spends the same money on … him.
Donald Trump is not like you and me. He is not a populist. In fact, he is the opposite of a populist. Populists care for people in a down to earth way. They organize because they only get one vote, so they’re all in this together. Populists believe in working for a living.
Donald Trump is used to having as many votes as he can buy. Trump cares for no one but himself. Donald Trump takes jobs away from people — now now including other elected officials — because he doesn’t like to share his money. He;d rather you share yours. Donald Trump doesn’t need backing by a “special interest group”. Donald is his own special interest group. His idea of “we’re all in this together” is this — he believes in your working for his living.
Just sayin’ ….