When it was first announced that Donald Trump was considering a potential run at becoming the President of the United States of America, few thought much of the rumors. Even when Trump made the official announcement that he was considering running, many thought it was nothing more than a publicity stunt for the business tycoon.
However, with his multiple media appearances in recent weeks, Trump is not only gaining attention for his potential presidential bid, but he is gaining a great deal of support from Republicans throughout the nation. The only potential Republican candidate with more support among potential voters than Donald Trump is Mitt Romney.
Trump’s confidence is making an impact with voters. While he may not have the best past or the most media friendly personality, he is not afraid to speak his mind and let his opinions be heard.
Trump has openly criticized President Barack Obama and attacked him in the media. Republicans are excited to see Trump in the mainstream media so much since they are used to politically correct figures like Romney and Newt Gingrich who do not generate nearly as much buzz for the party.
If Trump does decide to make a run at being the Republican nominee for the Presidential race of 2012, he would have to beat out other potential candidates such as Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Minnesota’s Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour of Mississippi, and Jon Huntsman of Utah.
However, is Trump’s campaigning really what is needed?
Trump has immaturely criticized Obama. He has made claims that Obama did not even write his own autobiography. He has openly questioned the past of Obama.
While it is one thing to try to get voters to see why the other candidates are not the best for the job, Trump has gone for outrageous and unfounded claims that are nothing more than slander.
Trump has also called for radical actions to be taken on the international arena. Trump wants to take on China economically. He also wants to take over control of oil in both Libya and Iraq.
Trump might be a great candidate in terms of challenging opponents to address issues and bringing up new ideas that might be more extreme than other politicians like to think. However, in terms of knowing politics and how to run a country, Trump is out of his league. He might be good with his money and business ventures, but he has no experience in running a budget and government for a small town, much less the entire United States of America.