You won't see another article like this one anywhere else in the mainstream news media; certainly not in The Huffington Post.
That's because it's blatantly obvious that the media doesn't want Donald Trump to be elected President.
Think about it: with the possible exception of Fox News, Breitbart and Drudge, there isn't one news outlet that isn't supporting Hillary Clinton.
And if you think Americans don't like our current President or Congress, there's new reason to believe that Americans trust journalists and media people even less than our roundly despised elected leaders.
A 2012 Gallup poll--don't trust polls, as I drive home later ... but this one is to be trusted--shouted "U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High," as if it was unbelievable. It wasn't, LOL, and can only have gotten worse in the four years since.
Turns out that while 60% of those asked had "little or no trust in the mass media," only 10% had "a great deal of trust and confidence" in the media. I read this as 90% of America was not enamored of the press in 2012.
Lastly, 44% said the news media are "too liberal" while only 19% said it was "too conservative." (What, I like to imagine are those clueless 19% like?)
All of this stale data gives us some idea of precisely why you won't see an article taking this thrust or political orientation anywhere else. Why is this important? Figure it out.
Just as I watch Maddow, Matthews, Todd and other Leftist "journos," so too should Liberals read this if only to find out what the enemy is thinking.
It also speaks to why I am one of the only--if not the only Conservative writer on HuffPo. (Great thanks for this go out to Arianna Huffington for her foresight.)
Here now, the Five Reasons:
1. Donald Trump's Campaign Rallies--nothing can top a Trump Rally. I've been to both a Trump and Clinton Rally and they are night-and-day different.
Hillary's event was in a gymnasium, poorly attended, had an audience that needed constant prodding. At the last minute, a bunch of unrelated crowd-fillers were scooted in awkwardly and trained up to cheer when cued. There were no protesters, as if nobody has anything to protest Hillary about. And Hillary's speech was wooden, shrill and without passion.
Compare this to the organized, excited buzz of a Trump Rally. Over 4500 people filling a 4000-capacity nightclub. with thousands of disappointed yet still excited Trumpers outside who couldn't get in but waiting anyway.
Inside Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Women, Gays (many holding 'Blanks' for Trump signs, that's how I knew), pregnant women and lots of children, running around and allowed to have fun and play. It was a safe environment with people who exhibited manners and seemed to make room for each other.
The press at the event I attended reported "thousands of anti-Trump protesters." I went to investigate. What I saw were a very motley crew of approximately 75 miscreants, uncoordinated and unable to intelligently describe what was wrong with Trump or what their gripes were. A reasonable conversation was impossible. Turns out, these poor souls were bused in, given $20 and a sandwich for their trouble. Or to start trouble. Pathetic.
It's the first event I've been to in my life that started with The National Anthem, a benediction prayer AND The Pledge of Allegiance. (A commentary on the current state of our country is the fact that I hadn't spoken the Pledge since I was a grade-schooler--a horrible situation.) There were American flags festooned all over the place, unlike the first night of the DNC.
And when Donald Trump spoke, people listened. When people protested, he asked them to leave until the audience took that upon themselves, chanting "Trump, Trump. Trump" until the interrupters left on their own, gladly.
All in all, Trump has created something really special with his rallies. Something no other political candidate has replicated ever, because Trump's one of a kind. The difference in his rallies is one of the things that will get him elected.
2. Trump is FUNNY; People Like Funny. And, Hillary is Anything But--Who would you rather listen to? Follow? Someone funny or someone shrill? I know my answer. I can't stand Hillary's nasty, high-pitched tones and absurd paranoia. She's got a congenital deficiency in the Truth Hormone and is currently on public trial on a number of atrocities. So that's really not funny.
On the other hand, we have Trump who makes me laugh about every other paragraph of his speeches. This is most obvious at his rallies when he tells a protester to "go home to Mommy" or "You're so politically correct, you're a real beauty." Trump crowds wait for his humor and react with glee.
This Trump Humor will serve him well when the debates begin. Hillary will have only accusations, meanness and unsupported claims to hurl at Trump. In the meantime, Trump will castigate Hillary with humor, cheerfulness and fun-poking which she cannot counter.
Trump may be behind in the polls now, but just Like Ronald Reagan versus Walter Mondale with his elegant yet campaign-piercing "I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience" lightning-bolt, Trump is filled with these kinds of retorts that will eviscerate Hillary in the debate. There's no way for her to prepare. Nobody can fill-in for Trump during her mock preparatory debates. She's done once the debates start. Trump wins every one of the three without even breaking a sweat.
Another good yardstick is likability. People I know who have met Trump (including myself) seem to like him, some immensely. Hillary not so much. People don't respond to Hillary's known backstage personality because she's cold, calculating and absolutely ruthless. I reference the book, "Unlikable."
3. The Polls Are Not To Be Trusted--Who conducts these polls anyway? The aforementioned news media, generally in partnership with an academic institution of some kind. Oh, there's another Liberal audience that can never vote anything but Democratic: Academics. It's no wonder that skewed results are plastered all over our TVs, newspapers and Internet publications when polls are conducted. This is the news media's main, centralized, not-too-secret secret sauce that let's them cheer-lead their candidates onto undeserved victory. The Media has long thought they have Americans' minds in the bag--that they can make anything happen by controlling what and how Americans think including get their candidate elected.
It's about time this media manipulation, 'medipulation' I'll call it, stops.
The one possible landmine of this spinning of the polls by a Liberal media, academics and politicians is that they forget that by putting their candidate ahead when they're really not, they run the risk of their voters staying home and consequently, giving the election to the Conservative candidate they tried to bamboozle. Trump voters are also staying hidden; they don't want to deal with the Liberals' nastiness so they keep to themselves until Election Day. Wait and see how many people come out for Trump; it may be shocking.
I am waiting for this and hope it happens in November.
4. Trump's Spent Virtually Nothing; Hillary Over $100 Million--Here we are in mid to late August and Trump is staying close to Clinton having spent little to defeat 16 other hopeful Republican nominees, get through his national convention with the nomination and finally, begin the general election campaign. Most honest political insiders and campaign people are astonished at this. It's never been done before. So let's not forget it.
Simultaneously, Clinton has spent a hundred million or more (her campaign won't release specifics so you can be sure it's a boatload) just getting past a Socialist curmudgeon, her convention and the start of the Damning of Trump.
As the news media has ignored how much Hillary is spending, they have a morbid fascination with how much Trump has to spend. Look, Donald Trump is the only candidate in American history who can write himself a $250 million check just to get things started; out of petty cash. This ability is not only sui generis but also bespeaks another underlying Trump advantage: He doesn't depend on outside patrons, lobbyists, corporations and Wall Street, as Hillary clearly does.
5. Hillary's Future is VERY Uncertain; an 'October Surprise?'--Definitely. Hillary's lies simply must catch up to her eventually. There's a simple truth that we all learn as children: that liars always get their just desserts. Even Hillary's base doesn't trust her. Her party doesn't trust her. President Obama doesn't trust her. She, along with her disgraced husband, are unconvincing truth-tellers. They just cannot be believed about anything.
So this leaves Hillary only one competitive option: Call Donald Trump a liar at every turn. Say he's dangerous. Say he can't be trusted with the nuclear codes. Say he doesn't have the right "temperament." And hope all that sticks.
If we are to believe Julian Assange, there will be an 'October Surprise.' The drip, drip, drip of the dual investigations on her email server and the Clinton Global Initiative have taken their toll on her and her campaign and will yield more damaging info in the run-up to the election.
The dreadful Iran Deal and her involvement in the early days of its strategic evolution with also continue to hurt her.
The Democratic Party, Liberal media and Hillary's own supporters are scared. They try to hide it but they can't. There's good reason for their worries.
If I'm Donald Trump and his campaign, I'd much rather have my opponents all worried about me than the reverse. Psychologically, it's a self-fulfilling prophecy to be afraid before going into battle. Ask a Spartan.
So in conclusion, I don't believe that Hillary Clinton, with all her baggage packed in steamer trunks, can beat Donald Trump.
No matter how much the Liberal news media presses and supports her against one of their central reason for existing--to keep elected officials honest through oversight--people won;t believe them. There's no media oversight of Hillary Clinton. While Donald Trump is constantly scrutinized with a magnifying glass by a rabidly Leftist media.
I could be wrong.
I've been wrong so many times before.
But I don't think I'm wrong here and now.
Let's hope for the future of America that Hillary Clinton loses in November.
Any other result continues America's eight-year-long journey down the wrong path.