Live from the Republicans' Self-Made Gehenna: Yes, he's a right-wing blowhard. But he's rich & famous, and his kooky ideas fit snugly in the Tea Party mainstream: "The GOP race for the presidency has been upgraded from a clown car to a three-ring circus...(June 18, 2015):
...with the official entry of Donald Trump into the race. After daughter Ivanka delivered a stirring introduction... the audience waited expectantly for the great man to appear. And it waited. And waited. Finally after several long moments, the great man finally emerged above the crowd on the mezzanine level of the glittering Trump Tower building waving as if he were Juan Peron (or the Queen of England). As Neil Young’s ‘Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World’ continued to play over and over again, he then descended to the stage on an excruciatingly slow-motion escalator and began his speech by insulting his fellow Republican candidates for failing to know how to put on a competent political event.