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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

'A Squid..'

Conservative Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan doesn't think Donald Trump will have any lasting effect on the presidential race or the Republican Party.

Noonan wrote in her latest column that Trump is experiencing a boom, thanks in large part to reporters who like covering him, and that will soon taper. But not before he makes the other Republicans in the race feel some stress.

"Mr. Trump's loquacity will be a challenge in the debates," wrote Noonan. "How will anyone get a word in edgewise? Candidates will rely on the moderator. The moderator may amuse himself by stepping back and watching the fun. None of the candidates will want to take Mr. Trump head-on because he doesn't play within the margins of traditional political comportment.

"He's a squid: poke him and get ink all over you."

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Anonymous said...

So now we're being instructed to disregard Trump as a legit contender.This is an act of desperation,where when all else fails the gloves come off.After what will be 8 years of Obama we the people may not program as well as the powers that be think we will.

Anonymous said...

she is such a good moderator - she can answer the questions, too!

Anonymous said...

Noonan thought Romney was a sure thing because she saw lots of yard signs in Palm Beach. The woman has no idea what she is talking about and lives in a bubble world.

Anonymous said...

"traditional political comportment" is another way of saying weasel word everything so nobody knows your position. I think we are all tired of traditional political comportment. Instead say something, stand for something, do something!

lmclain said...

And by "ink", they mean the truth.

Anonymous said...

Peggy's credential was writing Reagan's speech delivered on the 40th anniversary of D-Day. It was an inspiring speech.

She's ridden that horse ever since. She gushed over Obama and missed ALL of the warning signs in 2007 and 2008.

Peggy's 'Sell By' date has come and gone.

Anonymous said...

I think Trump is going to shake things up because he doesn't have to kiss any bodies a$$ for special interest money. Don't know about voting for him, but going to be fun to watch.