Forget about trying to graph, measure or quantify how sharp Donald Trump’s political instincts are, he’s just off the charts. However, his decision to spotlight Ted Cruz’s greatest weakness, “the personality of Cruz“, the “in-authenticity”, is beyond brilliant.
Such a keen instinct is simply immeasurable.
Not only did Donald Trump win the seventh GOP debate by not showing up; and not only did Trump avoid the best laid ambush plans of the Fox News team; and not only did Donald Trump raise well over $6 million for American veterans; but by removing himself from the debate stage – Trump’s absence forced Ted Cruz out of the shadows and into the brightest possible sunlight.
Candidate Trump previously stated: “Ted Cruz is just a nasty person” – and by all accounts the pontificating arrogance and personality of Ted Cruz was not only captured by the broadcast, but for the first time Iowans who tuned-in saw first hand WHY Ted Cruz is the loneliest man in Washington DC.
Even the most rabid Cruz supporters on social media are hunkered down amid an absolutely shameful display of how arbitrary and condescending their candidate displayed himself. Only those pundits with similar personal characteristics will say it was not visible.
Actually, those radio voices will shout it at you – desperately.
The ‘holier-than-thou humor’ Cruz attempted was over-the-top snarky and failed miserably. Additionally, senator Cruz’s argumentative nature with the moderators was belligerent and without cause. But, perhaps most deliciously, the cameras did capture the rest of the candidates’ responses as exhibited in this video snippet:
Anyone who doubted whether Trump’s decision to skip the debate was a good idea can look back at the original campaign axiom “Let Trump Be Trump“. The man just has an inherent internal sense for what to do, how to do, and exactly when to do it. It really is a remarkable gift.
Donald Trump, with all of his flaws, faults and shortcomings, is a man of inherent decency. Even when he’s intensely focused on an objective, even when he needs the killer instinct, he knows exactly how to walk on and navigate the razor thin edge between enough, full victory, and too much, football spiking.
In many ways Donald Trump the businessman, and the new politician, exhibits the keen internal trait carried by only a few intensely driven people who are successful in victory without losing their internal discipline.
A commonly known example of another famous person with this rare skill-set is Vince Lombardi.
When you see victorious excellence, authentic excellence, you know it but you can’t quite identify it, measure it, or put accurate assemblies of words together to describe it. It is a rare gift amid very few leaders.
Business leaders who posses this personal character trait go on to become intensely influential captains of industry; and they accomplish great things, tremendous things, both professionally and personally.
This personal characteristic, and the U.S. electorate sensing this characteristic, is perhaps the most critical element impossible to describe. However it does quantify within the underlying historic shift in public opinion regarding Donald Trump.
A person cannot purchase, learn or develop authenticity; and regardless of how much money you spend on “psychographic targeting”, no amount of money can compensate for the lack of it.
You might remember us previously sharing:
We’re often asked why not just unmask candidate Ted Cruz and lay bare with all of the gathered research on his manipulative intents. The simplest answer can be found in the following analogy some might be familiar with:
…”have you ever tried to convince a 17-year-old teenager their boyfriend is wrong for them”?…
There are some things you make a decision not to do, choosing instead to watch people awaken on their own, at their own pace. Preferring to support them after the awakening. Ted Cruz, as a known toxic entity, is one of those type of examples. (read more)
What happened last night was candidate Donald J Trump stepping out of the way and allowing people to see the unmasking of Ted Cruz. As a result of the inherent sense to make that decision, millions are now awakened to it.
…. and once you see the candidate unmasked, it matters not when they put it back on…
In addition to the unmasking, tens of thousands of Iowa voters were able to see Candidate Donald Trump on stage with veterans and patriots. Most Iowa (non-fox) broadcast networks put the Trump event on television because they could show it live as it was happening.
Competing media networks did not have rights to broadcast the Fox debate, but they could air the Donald Trump Veterans Rally in total, or in part. As a consequence, just as many, -if not more- Iowa voters, saw Donald Trump on their television screens. Brilliant.
And here’s a great video recap from C-SPAN of viewer reaction. Listen to all the phone calls from Democrats, Republicans and Independents…. All Americans First:
PS. If you doubt the analysis about Ted Cruz, go look at the post-debate polls.