Joe Doakes from Como Park emailed me something I’ve been saying myself:
Trump reminds me of Jesse Ventura. He says what the crowd wants to hear so they’ll vote for him and does it really well; plus, he’s running against a legacy putz in Jeb and a bitterly hated crone in Hillary just as Jesse ran against legacy Skip and hated Turncoat Coleman. But once Trump gets in office, will he have trouble getting his ideas into action, as Jesse did?
“I want to bomb ISIS.” Okay, but how? I’m guessing that means ask the White House secretarial staff to call the Joint Chiefs to schedule a task force meeting with group commanders who will prepare a battle order . . . might also want to mention it to the countries who own the airspace you’ll be flying through, which means somebody at the State Department . . . possibly the Russians, too . . . and do we alert the Press or not and who handles those questions . . . ooh, that whole War Powers thing might require notification of Congressional leaders, somebody ought to call whoever we need to call about that . . . .
In a new Republican Administration, the campaign staff would know the policies, know the Establishment crowd, know the insiders, know who to appoint to run the bureaucracy, know who to call to get things done.
Jesse ended up filling offices with Democrats hastily rebranded as Independents, because Jesse had no list of party faithful to appoint. Who will Trump end up with?
That’s not enough of a concern to make me vote for the putz or the crone, but it does make me wonder if throwing out the present rascals will result in any better rascals getting in?
Trump has the same problem Ron Paul had; talk is not only cheap, it’s easy. Anyone can do it.
Actually getting it done when and if you get elected? That’s the hard part.
And I suspect neither Ventura nor Trump ever expected they’d have to deliver on their bluster.