Horse trading, South Carolina

There seem to be some similarities on the Dem and Republican sides. My observation is the establishment on both sides is looking past New Hampshire and Iowa to South Carolina. They are planning or hoping to build a consensus from there forward for the establishment candidates and establishment itself.

Establishment is taking it on the chin this year. Both sides are lining up paying close attention to Iowa and New Hampshire. That may be the usual course but both seem like they are following a similar pattern. We are trying to judge the races(each) by events in Iowa and New Hampshire while those are looking increasingly irrelevant. Could they cancel each other out? But the establishment on both side is looking at South Carolina.

That’s why I chuckled as Jeb rolled out the endorsement from Lindsey Graham. It reveals the importance of SC to Bush — his only chance. Not only for SC but for establishment to break the barriers it has so far been unable to do. It’s all Jeb can hope for.

The establishment seems to be playing virtually the same strategy game, with Jeb Bush being a harbinger. While we are consumed by Iowa and New Hampshire, they are betting their estabo marbles on some momentum they can build from South Carolina on.

So my point is estabos on both sides are looking to start hijacking or stealing the election there. I said on both sides. Dems are engaged in a social debate, and queen-estabo- Hillary plans on South Carolina being her firewall and beginning of her victory. Bernie does not seem to have an answer for that. I don’t know if conservatives have an answer yet for the big establishment roll out? They both can be very persuasive when they want to be.

How does the establishment RNC deal with a lead candidate who is not going to be begging for money and groveling? A candidate who looks past estabos like they do anti-estabo front runners? That scenario looks more like war, politically. Finally the establishment is on defense against the ropes. Can they endure the onslaught and still survive? Or are they beaten clear back to their respective corners? Is the RNC forced to try making concessions to save themselves, just like they do with Democrats everyday?

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Trump brought the juice

All I know is Trump connected and turned the negative of the “anger” issue, as they call it, into a positive, effective attack. In his reply, he connected the RNC, establishment, the left, Obama, and Nikki Haley, and the Left’s talking point in one swoop.

After Obama SOTUS, SC Gov. Nikki Haley said:

‘During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation,’ she warned.

When asked about that, Trump owned the anger and the issue in saying sure he is angry. Better still the supporters of Trump are fed up and deservedly angry. Are Dems the only ones who rally to anger? Who channel their anger in political campaigns? I’ve said if you are not angry now then you must be comatose. The left does what they are doing and we are supposed to be subdued? Really, what strategy is that? No need to list all the reasons.

So he proudly owned that issue and turned the whole matter on its head.

The anger juice goes on.

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