Donald Trump is ahead of everybody among US Republican-party presidential contenders. That is a man without any political experience, a man who never has been elected to anything. Almost everybody else among the contenders have a solid record of political experience as governors or senators – Trump lacks such experience. However, the people support overwhelmingly this man with no experience. Political pundits are suggesting that is a temporary political blindness of the conservative voters, and soon the voters discover the “true nature” of Trump’s desires and turn away from him.
My feeling is, the political pundits are wrong and the conservative voters know what they are doing, and here is why.
Let me begin with a quote from the news media:
“The word “disconnect” is the appropriate way to describe the chasm between America’s government and its citizens. We all have our favorite examples, but none can match the events of last week. On the eve of the 14th anniversary of the worst attack ever against our nation, President Obama celebrated a nuclear pact with Iran, an Islamic theocracy whose leader calls the United States “Satan” and joins crowds in chanting “Death to America.” A mere 21 percent of the American public supports the deal and a bipartisan majority of the Senate opposes it. Yet the filibuster rule blocked the Senate from defeating it, allowing Obama to hail the “historic step forward.””
To understand why it is so, we have to realize how our election system deteriorated from a truly democratic one to a corrupted one.
In all recent US elections, the votes by various minority groups – Hispanics, Blacks, Immigrants, LGBT, anti-religious groups, and so on – have decided the elections. The Judeo-Christian majority of the country have been voting in low numbers and therefore has stopped to be a decisive factor. Why? Because this majority has been greatly disappointed in the election results: the country continue its economic and social decline with any professional politicians in power. At the same time, the minority groups continue to vote in large numbers since they are attracted to various government “goodies” the professional politicians promise to deliver – for them, the “mystical decline” is of much lesser value.
The Judeo-Christian majority begin mistrusting the professional politicians who have created the existing political structure and are trying to preserve it for their own benefits. The Judeo-Christian majority displays their mistrust by reducing their participation in the elections.
Then, Donald Trump enters the elections as a Republican but with no loyalty to the Party. He is not competing with other contenders for a better political slogan or for a better election platform. He is not trying to be nice and politically correct. He is not trying to attract donors for the election campaign – the donors whom he would need to repay by taxpayers’ money if he were elected.
The 2016 presidential candidates’ competition and finally the presidential election would be a fight not between the two political parties or professional politicians inside each party, as it was in the past, but rather between the entrenched professional political establishment and the Judeo-Christian majority. Donald Trump has understood it from the beginning and he uses it as his trump election card – his electorate is the Judeo-Christian majority, which is trying to restore the original spiritual foundation of the country.