By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large
Despite the onslaught of media attacks, Donald Trump remains atop the field of contenders seeking to represent the GOP in its quest to retake the White House in 2016. As a matter of fact, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll published just two days ago, Trump is actually crushing his competition – the poll has Trump doing the best, with 24% support, while his next-closest challenger, Scott Walker, has just 13% support.
This race is obviously a long way from being decided, but it’s worth noting that Trump’s very direct way of speaking…something that has often proved problematic for politicians in the past…seems to be working very well for him. Even his recent, roundly-criticized knock on John McCain’s war record does not appear to have harmed Trump in the eyes of a great many Americans who feel disenfranchised from the country presently, and who seem very welcoming of the broad message expressed by the billionaire entrepreneur: Make America great again. Time for other Republican candidates to take note? We’ll see.