5 reasons Donald Trump’s run at the presidency is good for the Republican brand

5 reasons Donald Trump’s run at the presidency is good for the Republican brand

1) Trump is knocking the GOP Establishment back on its heels: Yes, Trump did go over the line with his “I like people who weren’t captured” remark about McCain, but when all was said and done, it was the Maverick who got pancaked. Not only did McCain end up getting major blowback for calling Trump supporters “crazies,” he also made an enemy of a billionaire who’ll be willing to pour millions into a campaign to take him out in a primary. To add insult to injury, Trump is now polling better with veterans than McCain. Trump has also smashedLindsey Graham, slapped Karl Rove and ceaselessly attacked Jeb Bush. If Trump does nothing else other than stop a few dozen super wealthy families from making Jeb Bush our nominee, we should build a larger than life statue of him with his name in gold at the bottom as thanks….

2) He’s sucking up all the oxygen: It’s true that Donald Trump is dominating the coverage of the 2016 presidential election, but that’s a double-edged sword. Yes, it does mean that candidates like Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee are going to have trouble getting enough coverage to gain steam….

3) He’s forcing the other candidates to up their game: If candidates use nothing but “safe” boilerplate jargon to ensure that they don’t offend anyone and act as if we have a thousand years to fix the problems we have in this country, that’s fine, but no one’s ever going to hear their name with Donald Trump in the race.

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