Trump whines. We get that. He whines until he wins, as he puts it. The problem is that he’s turning his supporters by the millions into whiners. We are on track to become a nation of whiners at the very moment that we need calculated strength and strategy, not whining.
The latest bout of whining comes from him and his supporters about Colorado. Keep in mind that he’s had just as much time to prepare for this as every other candidate. Also keep in mind that the rule wasn’t changed because they thought he could win Colorado, as he’s now saying. They changed the rules because the unbound nature of the delegates from previous elections proved to be worthless. In other words, the process that Ted Cruz used and that Donald Trump chose not to use is the same process that would have needed to happen even if there was a worthless straw poll.
I’m not here to argue whether or not it’s right that Colorado did it this way. My concern is that despite having ample time to prepare, build a grassroots organization, and get his delegates elected, he completely misunderstood the process. It isn’t a hard one. It’s complicated, but not anywhere in the realm of the new complications he would face as President.
If he can’t make the right decisions in Colorado’s state delegate selection process, how on earth can anyone believe he’ll be able to make the right decisions as Commander-in-Chief?
Everything in Colorado was fair, but let’s say it wasn’t. Let’s say the cards were stacked against him. He failed to overcome the challenges in a process that is much less difficult and far less fair than the challenges he would face as President. It’s like striking out on three pitches from a junior high pitcher but saying, “Don’t worry – I’ll hit home runs in the Big Leagues!”
I could write a chapter of a book on this one issue, but you get the point. Donald Trump is demonstrating very clearly that he is way out of his league if he thinks he can be President.