First things . . . Richard Falknor on 03 Feb 2016 10:57 pm
Politico’s Ben Schreckinger today reports here in “Trump resists staff calls to change course” that – –
“In the lead-up to Donald Trump’s loss in Iowa, staffers sought additional funding for campaign infrastructure and were denied. Now, six days from the New Hampshire primary and looking for his first win, Trump is still refusing to shake up his ground game.”
We cannot second-guess Trump’s Grand Campaign Strategy with the information we have.
Our gut, however, tells us that from what we have seen in our part of the forest (Maryland and Virginia), more talent and resources would be most helpful.
But this brings us to the larger picture of the Trump Insurgency, or better, the hopes for an American Reformation he has raised throughout the nation.
These hopes — for the return of our sovereignty through control of our borders, management of our legal immigration, trading arrangements that clearly benefit us; restoring our economy to benefit ordinary Americans; rebuilding a robust national defense while distinguishing between selected foreign actions that are our business and avoiding the many entanglements that are not our business — have taken on a life of their own.
From conservative patriots ranging from Phyllis Schlafly here to senator Jeff Sessions here to Ann Coulter here, to thousands of Americans who have lined up across America to hear Donald Trump, they are deeply invested in the future he has evoked.
Trump is now the steward of these widely held hopes — almost as if he were already in public office.
The message to Trump: understand as you make your tactical decisions that your campaign has become a national movement to begin to resuscitate a seriously endangered United States.