Take your pick from just a few of history’s finest commanders and compare some of their successful characteristics with those used by Trump on the campaign trail to the Republican nomination.
Alexander the Great? ‘He was a legend. He led from the front lines. He faced the enemy on their terrain, but always on his terms.’ Trump has defined the rules of engagement throughout the campaign.
Napoleon Bonaparte? ‘His enemies, like his allies were all in awe of his boldness and talent. He lost some battles, but won more. From day one of his military career, he defied the odds.’ Last June, no one expected Trump to be where he is today and he’s only lost a few skirmishes along the way.
Genghis Khan? ‘…pretty much killed anyone who got in the way and nobody could’ve stopped them.’ Trump’s last Republican opponent has capitulated.
Hannibal Barca? ‘Will forever be remembered as the man who brought Rome to its knees.’ Trump has rendered the Republican establishment prone, belly exposed.
Erwin Rommel? ‘With his small army and badly outnumbered he was able to pull out remarkable victories.’ Trump began the campaign against 16 opponents PLUS the formidable establishment finances were weighed against him, and he proceeded to win with the least spent per delegate acquired of all candidates.
George S. Patton? ‘Offensive in planning, attacking, and commitment.’ Once Trump identified a hint of a flaw, he picked at it relentlessly. From Rand Paul’s funding deficiencies to Carly Fiorina’s face to no-energy Jeb Bush to Little Marco Rubio to Lyin’ Ted Cruz to 1-for-4? Kasich to Crooked Hillary, he never quits.
William Tecumseh Sherman? ‘Laid a path of destruction up to and through Atlanta, and then onward on his ‘March to the Sea’ and his offer of Savannah as a Christmas present to President Lincoln.’
Donald Trump has mercilessly just laid waste to his Republican opposition in a relentless eleven month campaign. The Republican Party will never be the same.
One final battle remains.
After he prevails over his Democrat foe, hopefully Trump will channel his inner General George Marshall, who ‘had a ruthless eye for getting rid of deadwood generals, and an even better eye for picking stars,’ and surround himself with talent to help him Make America Great Again.
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