Some of you have correctly commented that for several months I have stated/written that Paul Manafort was not the right person to guide Trump through the vagaries of a new Republican Political Revolution.
Manafort was and still is part of the old Rhino establishment which fed at the trough of cronyism and payola lending itself to political inertia.
Paul was the placed inside the Trump campaign at the behest of a decaying party which needed to place a damper on Donald’s innate highly charged personality. As predicted, it didn’t work.
Donald was forced to become someone who was not comfortable reading platitudes from a teleprompter and appearing “presidential,” whatever that means.
The emotional spontaneity of Donald’s enthusiasm for change turned into a series of maladroit statements and actions which left Trump wondering who he was and what he had become.
Like it or not, Donald is about to change back to Trump.
Nothing could have been more presumptuous on anybody’s part that to believe in time that Donald could have been bridled by anybody or anything.
None of the former POTUSs in the last thirty years had the vaguest notion of what presidential propriety meant.
Bill Clinton was the most egregious candidate flaunting his sexual obsessions and miscreant behavior before, during and after his tenure as POTUS.
W. was a disaster from the very beginning.
He was unable to articulate, formulate, or even implement any idea, program, or action without Darth Vader Cheney whispering into his war-obsessed, vacuous mind.
Finally, we unwittingly anointed Obama, bereft of anything substantive except a contrived history of his birth, sexuality, and accomplishments.
These aforementioned three candidates all became less than competent POTUSs.
Now, America has a person of no small amount of accomplishments. Yet, the biased media acted as a surrogate psychiatrist pronouncing Donald ‘completely unfit by temperament to become POTUS.’
If we Americans could tolerate the three past stooges – fornicator, idiot, liar — then we can easily embrace a man of high passion and good family values who knows how to read a financial balance sheet.
From the very beginning of Trump’s race to the White House, I have admired the deftness of Corey Lewandowski, a brash NH Yankee who had little patience for fools and naysayers.
He was and is a no-nonsense type of guy who means what he says and says what he means.
Now, a Stephen Bannon was brought in to shake up the Trump team, once again.
I don’t know Bannon but I do like his profile. He was a naval officer, investment banker, entrepreneur, and a political agitator [Breitbart News].
That is precisely what Trump needs right now. Bannon will bring Donald back to being the original Trump. As Lewandowski once declared, “Let Trump be Trump.”
Bannon has been recognized by Bloomberg Politics as “the most dangerous political operative in America.” His Breitbart News has been very critical of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan [R-Wisc.] and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [R-Ky]. Breitbart is perceived as an anti-Republican establishment venue of criticism.
Trump,in a moment of self-reflection, summarized his own challenge exceedingly well at a Wisconsin television station:
“You know, I am who I am. It’s me. I don’t want to change… I don’t want to pivot. I mean, you have to be you.”
As the Bill Haley rock’n roll classic screeched over the radio airwaves over half-a-century:
“Let’s shake, rattle, and roll…”
Donald, keep Trumping your own staff straight to The White House!
This post originally appeared at StevePieczenik.com