For weeks now the donald has been the name of everyone's lips.Then, in amazement, they declare him to be a phenomenon.
This week he was declared to be a genius. Within hours the word was repeated umpteen times.
"He knows what people are thinking " they said. "He touches a chord and those people in Washington don't have any idea what's going on"
What a parody.
Talking heads are framed in little square boxes; sometimes four, sometimes six. Each chosen from a separate segment of the political spectrum to ensure "balance"
No such thing.
Last we heard, the Ku Klux Klan is still alive and well and on the march in America.
The donald can be easily envisaged riding down the middle of Main Street,white sheet billowing and hair flapping.
There's nothing phenomenal about that.
He's just a common -or -garden yahoo redneck with a weird hairdo.
In the sixties ,Enoch Powell,made a name for himself in British politics and beyond with similar schtick and Hitler mustachios to define his face. He also had a following. As did Oswald Mosley a couple of decades earlier.
To suggest politicians in Washington don't know what's going on is ridiculous.
In the first place,every politician in Washington comes from someplace else.
If Trump was elected ,he would immediately be "from Washingtion"
And every politician everywhere knows he is tapping into fears and ignorance that exists everywhere and always have .
Everybody knows it's there . Responsible people know better than to stir it up.
Trump is no genius.
He's not even the quintessential product of modernity. He's old hat.