While a rather lackluster, frankly boring, debate was underway, Trump was at Drake University in a packed, but small venue for him, and raised six million dollars for support of veteran programs, one million of which was his donation. And the overflow crowd loved it while both CNN and MSNBC covered it live. Now of course the Fox News debate had a large audience, but Trump still filled the air at that venue as observers noted the lack of electricity and excitement caused by Trump's absence. And, folks, if you believe that Trump didn't attend because he was "afraid" of Ted Cruz or Megyn Kelley, I've got a bridge to sell you. Neglected by the press is the fact that Fox was going to allow a Muslim extremist to question Trump via a You Tube link and Prince Alaweed of Saudi Arabia, one of the principal owners of the Fox network, stated that Trump should not be allowed to run. And as for Kelley, well, I understand Trump's sentiment, and the other candidates did so as well back during the first altercation. So why should he subject himself to more of the same, probably only worse?
Trump is Trump and he is going to run his campaign, which is booming, the way he sees fit. And the truth is that America loves it. He's an outsider to politics, he refuses to operate by rules set by an Establishment that is corrupt and self-centered, and he is fearless about talking about what the average American on the street is concerned with. And while I don't agree with some of the things he says (but I don't agree with everything anyone says, as applies to most of us), I do believe his heart is in the right place and he will do many of the things that need to be done to put America back in the leadership position where she belongs.
None of us know how this thing will ultimately end up; politics is not a certain sport. But Trump has been a breath of fresh air, he's not going away and at this point it is going to require something much different than what I've seen so far to stop his movement forward. Trump is a fighter and he has the tools to outfight anyone on the scene. I, for one, am going to watch, analyze and enjoy where this cycle of politics goes. I have a feeling that in the end it will result in real positive change for America, come what may. God bless America.