Update: Here we go: Palin to endorse Trump. It’s the Apocalypse!!! Not since David Bowie won the Melody Maker poll for top artist has there been such glee and envy.
Jeb Bush gets Lindseed Lohan, er Lindseed Graham, er, Lindsey Graham from South Carolina to endorse him and bring his dozen supporters into the fold. Trump gets Palin. Sarah Palin. Mama Grizzly.
Think Sarah Palin in Iowa with Trump is not important? Get a grip. This is monumental. For a short while there Trump trailed Cruz in Iowa. Then Trump began his Cruz bruise. Cruz went down like a hooker in the park.
Today Trump does two things. Once again he demonstrates his campaign is smart, swift, and prepared – the best of all campaigns. For a while Trump said he had endorsements he would unroll, today Trump unrolled which proves this was well planned. Today Trump stomped on Cruz with Sarah Palin’s high heels.
Trump also proved, once again, in a humongous way, that he is a master Big Media manipulator able to make Big Media dance to his tune, not the other way around. Trump controls the narrative and not the Obama Party the Republican Party nor the Big Media party can wrest that power from him. Brilliant! Trumptastic!
There will be those that try to skunk this endorsement. But Sarah Palin still commands loyalty from many and her past endorsements have helped those she blessed. And please do notice that no other endorsement has garnered this much attention this election season. And what great timing!
Still think Sarah Palin’s endorsement is a blah? Still think that “yeah, this might secure Trump Iowa, but so what?” Well, think again.
If Sarah Palin today secures an Iowa victory for Donald J. Trump in effect today is the day Donald J. Trump becomes the de facto Republican nominee for president. Still not impressed?
If Donald J. Trump wins Iowa, he wins New Hampshire, and Nevada, and South Carolina, and Super Tuesday, and Florida and the nomination and with it the hostile takeover of the loser GOP is complete.
Still not impressed? If Donald J. Trump wins Iowa and the nomination Hillary still wins right? Wrong. Trump wins the nomination as fast and furious as we think, this does not bode well for Hillary2016. Why? Did you see the latest poll from New Hampshire with Bernie Sanders at 60% against Hillary at 33%?
Picture: Trump wins Iowa and all the early states and almost immediately wins the GOP nomination officially. Hillary manages to lose Iowa and New Hampshire and as the New York Times writes today, has a long slog to maybe eventually get the nomination that Barack Obama intends to deny her. Now do you see why today is a monumental day?
This might be the day that Trump won the White House.
Trump: Please join me tomorrow in Iowa for a major announcement featuring a special guest. Tomorrow is today and today the world ends!
Today we expected to write a smart little thing about the destruction of Ted Cruz via the DemDebate this past Sunday. Consider, at the Dem Debate Bernie Sanders attacked Hillary Clinton for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees Hillary was paid by Goldman Sachs.
Before Sunday the Goldman Sachs attack spear was thrown against Ted Cruz at the GOP Debate. At the GOP Debate Donald Trump schlonged Cruz because of the million dollar loan obtained from Goldman Sachs by Mr. and Mrs. Cruz – so that Ted could fund his senate campaign. The additional crouton in this Goldman Sachs soup was the fact that Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi Cruz made her living strolling the halls of Goldman Sachs for pay. It didn’t take long before some nasty wags tongued out the epithet/cry “Heidi Ho”. For shame!
The very smart Heidi Cruz deserves respect even if she has, well, um, New York Values. She’s a smart woman, investment manager, but when did that stop anyone from smearing a talented smart woman?
Her background in finance has proved useful: Quite at ease asking for large sums of money, Mrs. Cruz makes as many as 10 calls a day seeking the maximum contribution couples can make to the campaign.
“The $10,800 contributions is my lane,” she said.
Inside the campaign, Mrs. Cruz has built a model that seems lifted from Wall Street, with donors labeled “investors” who are privy to “quarterly investor meetings” to discuss the “product.”
She also helped recruit an important fund-raiser, Lila Ontiveros, after Ms. Ontiveros left Goldman Sachs.
At times, the dual role of Goldman executive and political spouse has attracted attention, tugging the firm’s name into contentious political debates. For example, when Mr. Cruz helped cause a government shutdown over President Obama’s health care law, Mr. Cruz was pressed into acknowledging that he was covered by his wife’s Goldman plan, valued at more than $20,000 a year.
And this month, Mr. Cruz said his 2012 Senate campaign had failed to properly disclose large loans from Goldman and Citibank, muddying the couple’s tale of having poured their life savings into the race.
Last spring, Mrs. Cruz took an unpaid leave of absence from Goldman, immediately focusing on fund-raising for the campaign.
As Darth Vader once said, “impressive, most impressive.” An incredibly talented woman with the grandest of commercial New York Values.
Ours was to be an excruciatingly proper discussion of how Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Sachs connections both helped and hurt her and that Ted Cruz and Heidi Cruz were about to experience a proctology examination the likes of which Hillary Clinton has endured for many a day.
But Darn That Trump.
Our explorations of the designer halls of Goldman Sachs, the art collection of same, has now been eclipsed by the advanced firepower of the Donald Trump death-star. In other words, Donald Trump has once again seized control of the news cycle, with what might or might not be an earth shattering announcement or maybe just a run of the mill, for Trump, endorsement. It started innocently enough:
Join me on Tuesday, January 19th at the Iowa State University Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center in Ames, Iowa! I will have a major announcement and a very special guest in attendance. You will not want to miss this rally!
M.Joseph Sheppard, a smart politics watcher, a master tweeter and website owner, as well as long time Sarah Palin supporter/observer got things a blazing:
Is Palin Trump’s Mystery Guest? What Is Known So Far
I would of course caution that all this is speculation but there are some major commentators who have given a degree of credence to the concept-we shall see. In the meantime;
FreeRepublic has a feature up which links to a private jet that left Anchorage Alaska at 11;14 a.m. Alaska time and arrived in Des Moines today.
There is a lot of speculation on the site that Governor Palin might have been on board.
Hells Bells, we assumed the mystery date was Mike Huckabee. It would be the smart move. Huck has no chance of winning. Dislikes Cruz. Wants to at least influence the selection of the GOP nominee. Is tired of the second string kiddie table debate. So Huckabee it is, we thought. But we were never any good at Mystery Date (which we have only played in our imagination anyway).
Open the door for your Mystery Date, sigh.
So who will it be? Huckabee? Falwell Jr.? who says great things about Trump but denies he is the Mystery Date?
Or Grizzly Mama? We don’t know, we would say we can hold our breath until it happens, but darn it, we wanna play. We wanna win, Mystery Date.
The clues came hot and heavy. First the private jet. The aircraft company. Clues from Tulsa to Ames. Obligatory pictures of Trump and Palin together at the pizza summit. Big Media Trump/Palin hater Mark Halperin with gasoline for the fire: Where is Sarah Palin???
Trump hater Guy Benson reached for the liquor bottle – bourbon, which proves you should never drink something stronger than you are. Hannity watchers weighed in. Maybe the Mystery Date is just “big” not “yuge”. The pro-Ted Cruz Steve Deace made some claims about the Mystery Date but when those claims fell through he declared Pretty much everybody I know now believes Trump’s special guest in Iowa tomorrow night is now going to be Sarah Palin. Expectations setting or preparation for a Vodka binge?
This could be Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin getting back at Cruz lover Glenn Beck who has insulted both her and Trump. Or it could be MGSP putting the Cruz back in the bottle which she helped uncork when she endorsed him and made him a star. Or it could be MGSP does not like Goldman Sachs. Or maybe MGSP wants to nuke Ted Cruz for other reasons cause her endorsement would nuke Teddy boy. Or it could be MGSP really really liked that pizza place Donald J. Trump took her to when he was her Mystery Date.
If Grizzly Mama Sarah Palin is Donald J. Trump’s Mystery Date, the world will end. Twitter will melt. The Sun will be blotted out from the sky.
We’ll know at 3:00 p.m. Goldman Sachs time; 5:00 p.m. Iowa time.