GOP

Saturday, July 11, 2015 – 02:00 p.m.

Billionaire Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is doing the unexpected.

He’s sucking the oxygen from the other GOP candidates.

Trump, is obviously intelligent, wealthy and accomplished. He’s also unafraid to say what’s on his mind in conveying a populist message on economic and political issues.

At this point, the man doesn’t need anyone’s political money and can tell anyone to pound sand.

Trump has not only taken on Hillary Clinton, he’s taken on his own party. He’s using a flame-thrower on the other 15 declared and undeclared GOP candidates, painting them with the same brush.

For now, it’s working.

He’s taking all the attention away from the other wannabe’s.

Some of his fellow com-padres are angry, some are anxious, while others are scared to death.

For example. Jeb Bush announced he, and his related super-PAC, has raised over $100 million thus far. Nobody really took notice or even cared for that matter. It was all about Trump, all the time!

Trump seems to be enjoying himself, labeling his fellow contenders as political and establishment hacks, who will do nothing, and don’t know how for that matter.

Apparently some Americans agree with him. His polling numbers continue to edge up as the first GOP primary debate rapidly approaches.

Trump’s maneuvering of the immigration debate to the forefront has Republican establishment-types in shear panic mode. There’s no other way to put it. Trump is raising campaign topics in ways that no one else would ever dream of doing.

If, and I mean if, Trump maintains this level of popularity and appeal, he will alter the dynamic.

If there was ever a debate that will draw huge viewing crowds, it’s going to be the Fox News event. Trumps going to be in the mix, and I kind of feel just a little bit sorry for the other nine candidates standing with him. He has the ability and tenacity to humiliate any or all of them, himself included.

Make no mistake. Trump is no H. Ross Perot, who came across more like Colonel Sanders during his campaign as an Independent candidate.

The two-hour Cleveland, Ohio debate will be held at 6 p.m. PDT on August 6, 2015.

Get the drinks, popcorn and buffalo wings ready to go!