Billionaire Donald Trump has won the latest Republican Party Primary in South Carolina with over 32% of the vote and this follows a similar win in New Hampshire just over a week ago.
Voting statistics have shown that no Republican has gone on to become the eventual presidential nominee without winning in either of these key states.
The big problem for the Republican Party is that Donald Trump is not from the political establishment and this is his first time running for any political office and there is a fear from that establishment that he will win the nomination and every effort is being put in place to insure he doesn’t win.
The worry for those in the Republican party is that Donald Trump is a straight talker his message is not politically correct, has no political spin and he says things in a manner which ordinary voters can relate to and these voters are tired of the same old establishment figures in Washington who are in the pockets of interest groups and large financial backers whereas Trump as a self made billionaire has his own money and can say and do as he likes.
What other Presidential candidate could talk about building a wall to keep out Mexican immigrants or not allowing Muslims into the United States, take on the Bush Family and accuse President George W Bush of not keeping America Safe and starting a war in Iraq when there were no” weapons of mass destruction” let alone accuse the Pope of disgraceful comments when he questioned his Christian credentials.
There is no guarantee that Donald Trump will win the Republican Party nomination or indeed become President but his success this far is because a large section of American voters of all backgrounds are angry and tired with their present political leaders and want change . Many in Northern Ireland would agree with this when we look at the” folks on the hill” who govern us.
Walter Millar, TUV Cookstown