But he accomplished something else with his trip. He visited a very heavily Hispanic supportive area and toned down his rhetoric slightly while showing himself in an area that the rest of the candidates want to avoid. They are petrified of the rising anger of Americans over the lawlessness that our government has shown with regard to immigration laws on the books and he further tapped into the spirit of law abiding Americans who have just had enough.
I listened to his speech and noticed that he has tempered himself a bit. Oh, he's still got an ego ten feet high (as do most politicians, by the way) and, yes, he releases the "flame thrower" every now and then to emphasize his position vis a vis his competitors, most of whom resemble warmed over pablum. But Trump has lit a spark in a huge number of Americans who are tired of seeing their country approach third world status in her vision and he enthusiastically points to how a businessman such as himself can change that. And it put a picture to mind which is actually delightful to contemplate.
Picture Trump, with a little more humility of approach which the Oval Office would bring, calling in the leaders of the Congress and telling them that their performance in the past was unacceptable. Picture him further telling them that he was going to take that issue to the people by using the "bloody pulpit." And finally picture him suggesting what he wanted to accomplish and how he expected them to get on the team.
Do you think anyone in today's "rat's nest" of modern day Washington could or would stand up to him? Oh, they would grumble and try and leak something to the press, but Trump is used to dealing with people like that and I have no doubt that the average American would support him. After all, they have watched their jobs disappear, their wages fail to grow and the temper and culture of their nation being destroyed. Yes, the majority of Americans would support him.
So the Donald could be the one, then again he could fail in his quest, but win or lose he has brought the question to the forefront and he has many other action points on other poignant issues facing America. He is holding his fire on those for now, after all, why show his poker hand when he is still gaining traction with the issue that brought him to the front.
Time will tell but, America, never count Donald Trump out. He has a reputation for accomplishing exactly what he says he will do and I don't think politics is an exception. And the Republican Party had better be very careful how they deal with him. His position came about due to their very weakness in dealing with their responsibilities and they are looking like fools because of it.
And we'll end this with one question: Has anyone seen Mitch McConnell lately? The old boy seems to have disappeared from sight. What's wrong, Mitch, can't you face the music? Sadly, he can't.