Why the other candidates try to sound like Trump, try to be like Trump and want to be Trump but they can’t be
Saturday night, the Republicans had themselves a debate. The remaining candidates knew they had to make their mark at this debate as it the only one before the South Carolina primary. The attacks were fierce, rapid fire and for some laughable. For Donald Trump it was just another page out of his unconventional but very successful campaign to be the next President of the United States.
Trump is the front runner due to his blunt language and lack of political correctness, but Saturday other candidates tried, unsuccessfully, to convey their messages in the same tone and bluntness that only Trump can use to his advantage. When Senator Marco Rubio called Senator Cruz a “liar” on the subject of Rubio’s changing views on illegal immigration. Then in a moment that made the viewer want to look away, like they were watching a car accident, was when the two Senators did a verbal Spanish speak off. It was as horrible as it sounds. One senator trying to get the other to trip up on their Spanish skills. Apparently, neither Senator realized that English is the preferred language of the United States.
As a teacher, if your third graders behaved in such a matter, you would keep them at lunchtime but voters don’t have that luxury. Trump is different because this is how he has behaved since he announced his candidacy for President. To watch the other candidates use this tactic just comes off as desperate and not genuine. The fact is that Donald Trump won New Hampshire and according to polls he is winning quite impressively in South Carolina. This shows that he has become the voice of those tired of politics as usual and that voters believe that how Trump’s campaign is being run is his alone. So try as they may, the other candidates just come off as frauds. It is simple, Senator Cruz, Senator Rubio, and Governor Bush, “you’re no Donald Trump.”