Opinion

Here’s Why Trump Isn’t Dropping Out

donald trumpDespite many calls by politicians for Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race, he isn’t. Why? Check out some recent polling. The Hill reports:

Most Republican voters want Donald Trump to remain in the GOP presidential race, a new poll finds.

Fifty two percent of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents want the outspoken real estate magnate to stay in the race, according to a CNN/ ORC International Poll released early Sunday.

Thirty three percent want him to drop out, however, and 15 percent say he should run as an independent.

Despite what you think of him in terms of policy or electability, there’s no denying that Trump has shaken up the 2016 race. His popularity has undoubtedly surprised many of his GOP rivals and the media. The question is why—why have so many Republicans and Republican-leaning independents taken so well to Trump? Some questions to think about…

Are people so utterly disgusted with conventional politicians that they feel there’s nothing to lose by opting for someone completely different?

Are many simply uninspired by the rest of the GOP field?

Do voters view Trump as refreshingly blunt and fearless on an often politically-correct, cowardly political stage?

Are personality traits rather than policy reliability leading people’s support for Trump? Or is it both?

Are people simply enjoying the entertainment facet of politics, which Trump undeniably brings to the table?

Tweet me @JedediahBila and tell me what you think.

Jedediah Bila is a Fox News host and commentator, author, columnist, and former professor and academic dean. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.


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Terry Smith
6 years ago

What is the downside to not supporting Trump? He has no political experience? Neither did Obama for the highest office in the land. We have tried to elevate politicians in years past and what have we gotten for the leadership? That is why we are where we are. The last non-politician we elected was Reagan, and look how well that worked out. Why not give it another try. At least Trump has the ability to get into a room with other leaders, look them in the eye and settle seran ious problems. He has negotiated more seriout deals than anyone else in the running, and we need someone who can look at a balance sheet and understand wha.t it means. Every time I see him I am getting more convinced he may be a solution.

Ralph Schemmr
6 years ago

Trump brings change. He’s not obilgated to any party other than the Repbulican. And it’s his money he’s using. He’s a shrine Businessman. And he’s no-holds barred.

HAM
6 years ago

We have another TROLL in our midst. Add RYAN to the list who are posting on this forum for no other reason than to HARRASS along with PaulO & Tina. We must be doing something right!!

Ryan
6 years ago
Reply to  HAM

lol

PaulO
6 years ago

The GOP field of candidates are so weak, someone like Donald Trump can easily rise to the top of the heap because he’ll crush and humiliates anyone in that field of candidates who dare challenge him.

The loopy fringe loves it, but it scares intelligent Americans.

I hate to disappoint anyone but I am rooting for a Trump Presidential nomination in 2016.
It’s the best thing that could happen for Democrats.

HAM
6 years ago

Trump has shaken up the Republican candidates which Is what is needed to get their attention and I believe that is the sole reason he entered the race. Too many of our representatives in Congress have forgotten or ignore they work for the US. The only time they seem to acknowledge that is when they are up for re-election.

There is a lot to be done to reverse the damage done by Obama and the Democrat party so we need someone who will not bend to the insanity “political correctness” has imposed on this country. The laws need to stand for ALL citizens not just the chosen favorites which this administration favors. Obama has an agenda which is prejudiced against certain citizens.

We need someone who is STRONG WILLED enough to stand up to the unsavory elements in our government. I think there may be 1 or 2 who currently fit that bill but I need to investigate a little more about where they stand on ALL issues before I make up my mind. Trump is certainly strong willed but not he is not who I would vote for.

Ryan
6 years ago
Reply to  HAM

po·lit·i·cal cor·rect·ness
noun
the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.

Ham: 1) We can’t “bend to the insanity ‘political correctness’ has imposed on this country.”
2) “The laws need to stand for ALL citizens not just the chosen favorites.” “Obama has an agenda which is prejudiced against certain citizens.”

It would appear, Ham, that you are against prejudice, hence, in favor of political correctness. Unless you mean that political correctness is only “insane” when it watches out for someone who… dare I say… is not you?

Ivan Berry
6 years ago
Reply to  Ryan

As an advocate apparently of political correctness, Rhyawn, you seem to be unable to put you mouth where your a ssis.

Harry Bell
6 years ago
Reply to  HAM

The damage was done by the spineless imbeciles in Washington (ALL PARTIES). Not just Democrats.

Dennis Eanes
6 years ago

America has needed a Donald Trump for many years , He might not be our next President but most of those running are Afraid of what he is saying , The Truth about sorry Politicians & Washington , As well as a lot Government programs that need to be Fixed &/or Replaced . Those that are Bashing Trump know he is right & it makes them look bad (Perry, Graham for 2 ). Most of my life I have voted GOP , But I also noticed That since Mid 50’s most of our Presidents have been Ex-Governors / Ex- Sen/ Congress & they said that they were the Best for the Job while spending lots of Money . Once in office a lot of things change, over the years , No Border Security since the mid 50’s, No Illegal Immigration Policy , Reagan’s Immigration Policy was a joke . Every day I hear , (from news media & politicians ) How great our Military people are , Yet the military gets little Support from most politicians in Washington , even less support for our Veterans (i’m a 21 year Vietnam Vet) , Our Vets get less support from Washington than they give Illegals crossing our Borders, Why Is That , I say it’s Politicians getting Bribes from Big Business , For Millions, while Veterans don’t pay them Millions . Point being, Politicians of some sort have Run this Country for the past 60 years & Look at the Mess America is In , We need some Business People that know how to make a business sucessful & expand that into huge/many Business’s , How to put people to work, bring jobs back to America & A Politician can & Will not do that. Politicians have Destroied This Country & I Will Never Vote for one as My President !!!

Ryan
6 years ago
Reply to  Dennis Eanes

Well, technically if Trump was voted in he would be a politician and your entire basis would be null.

Also a fun fact: Trump has bankrupted numerous businesses and makes a lot of money by simply selling the rights to his name to be put places (like on hotels so they will sell better).

Dawn Kim
6 years ago

D – all of the above!!! plus he owes NO one anything and he answers only to himself and his loyal voters/fans/American public AND he Loves AMERICA and is not afraid to defend her!!! Especially at the borders!!

sharon vierling
6 years ago
Reply to  Dawn Kim

I agree with Dennis and Dawn,we don’t need a politician,we need a business man,I have been a republican my whole life,,But we need some one who will look outside the party lines and say how he feels.

Marcia Mufford
6 years ago

I am no longer a Republican. I am 54 years old and this year decided I was embarrass to be part of this mess. I no longer believe any Republican, other then Trump, will shake things up. I am so tire of their suppose outrage
and then be walked over by this administration. My father was a loyal republican all his life and was a republican councilman for 16 years for the town I grew up. I know my father, a WWII Veteran, is turning in his grave seeing what has become of the Republican Party and the demise of this great country.

Rik
6 years ago
Reply to  Marcia Mufford

Marcia, I am a registered Democrat, but the last Democrat I voted for was JFK. Since then they are only Socialist/Marxist/Communist, take your pick. I too, am tired of phony Republican candidates that say what we want to hear and then forget us after they are elected. But any Republican is better than Communist Hillary! … But I’ll not give a penny to any politician especially if they went to law school. No more Bushes either, especially one who is married to a Hispanic and sympathetic to illegal immigration and speaks Spanish! … In fact, we need a candidate that promises “one country with one language!” … And that language is English!

Ryan
6 years ago
Reply to  Rik

Ah yes, the cornerstone of any reasonable campaign:
“IF YOU VOTE FOR ME, EVERYONE WILL SPEAK ENGLISH! *fireworks go off in backgrounds*”

Ryan
6 years ago
Reply to  Rik

Fyi: Hilary isn’t affiliated with the communist party nor do her positions reflect traditional communist positions. Unless perhaps you think we are still in the 1950’s and suffer from red-scare paranoia.
By the way: the red scare was mostly just that: paranoia. It didn’t stop us from putting massive amounts of people in internment camps in an enormous civil rights infringement, though.

Diana Erbio
6 years ago

I will not vote for Donald Trump in the primary, however I feel he is doing America a service. Like him or not, one thing Donald Trump demonstrates is that we are still free to say what we want. I think that is popular and Americans are longing for more free speech, not less ( even if the speech is politically incorrect or you disagree with what is being said).

Ryan
6 years ago
Reply to  Diana Erbio

Yeah, just like when Henry Ross Perot and all his eternal wisdom came and did “America a service” by forever changing the system with his wild speech, antics, and business expertise.

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