Trump rallies: Tense, racially charged, immensely successful

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 6, 2016 1:23 p.m.

    Trump is a leader!

    See how the others are following his style?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 5, 2016 9:35 p.m.

    How refreshing!

    Trump is not part of the political norm.

    Remember four years ago when Obama stated taxes won't go up a single dime in any form, and the budget will be balanced in three years?

    Sorry Mitt, but who's the phony?

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    March 5, 2016 9:19 p.m.

    The picture of Trump and the baby that accompanies the article sums up Trump's campaign perfectly: Trump, smiling broadly, while those he comes in contact with are anything but happy.

    Come on, America. LOOK at Trump in his entirety. He "says" many of the right things (when he's not busy being arrogant / uncouth / angry / vulgar / light on actual policy positions) but the guy is crass and clueless. Being "Presidential" doesn't mean being a wuus, but it doesn't mean being a bully, either.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 5, 2016 10:34 a.m.

    Having lived in Germany 24 years after WWII, there was still sentiment carried over from the rise and fall of the third Reich, it is sort of appalling to see the same type of zeal coming from a campaign that arouses peoples unkind emotions that rend the heart and soul to angry people. To go by the town meetings people had in the 1970s and to see the posters of people from the United States with negative comments about our country, was sad to see and feel.

    I lived in countries where dictators ruled without balance in those countries. It now appears that some candidates believe they can go in and become this type of leader and force department heads and military leaders to do things that are contrary to law and order. We are a political country, not a nation of forced military rule. We have a legislative, court and executive system. Even Germany had a system that was eroded to give them a sole ruler able to force his system upon his elite citizens at the ruin of ethnic and unaccepted people in his country and soon to be conquered nations. The nation was under his absolute control.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    March 5, 2016 10:16 a.m.

    Shouldn't the parents of that terrified toddler in the picture be charged with child abuse?

    Hey Tumbleweed -

    "It's called charisma, something every leader needs to be successful."

    Who said?

    If you're talking about the leader of clown troupe, yes that's true.

    Otherwise, NO . . . It's not true at all.

    COMPETENCE and ABILITY take precedence over charisma any day of the week.

    Except in the eyes of Republicans, being a charismatic fool qualifies NO ONE to be President of the United States.

  • jazz4ever San Mateo, CA
    March 5, 2016 5:55 a.m.

    @tumbleweed Yes, also for every villain or a demagogue! Trump is unleashing some dark primitive emotions in many Americans and soon he wont be able to control them. Then the real fun will start...if you can call that fun! :(

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    March 5, 2016 12:33 a.m.

    It's probably charisma to him, but I sure hope that his supporters are wise enough not to take chaos to the extreme.

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    March 5, 2016 12:32 a.m.

    Donald Trump is the face of the Republican Party. The people who support the Trump campaign are angry with the Republican Party as it begins to give lip service to their needs. But that is all talk. Once establishment Republicans get elected to office, it's business as usual and they will be told to go home and keep quiet.

    One of the things being given minimum exposure on the debate stage is "income inequality." Four years ago when Mitt Romney was the Republican candidate, income inequality was ignored. It was a Democratic issue and the Republican establishment disparagingly called it "class warfare" as the top one percent continued to enjoy increasing wealth.

    The only thing that keeps these Trump people from jumping ship is Donald Trump. Also, they continue to maintain a conservative political view with significant nativist, racial, anti-foreign/anti-immigrant bias. Also, they are extremely conservative in their religious and social views. These attitudes don't fit with the opposing Party.

    The Republican Party ceased being the Party of Lincoln more than 135 years ago. It stopped being the Party of Reagan 25 years ago. Now it is the Party of Trump.

  • Tumbleweed Centerville, UT
    March 4, 2016 8:40 p.m.

    It's called charisma, something every leader needs to be successful.