Ben Collins, a decorated former U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret who did multiple combat tours in support of the global war on terrorism, is not a particularly well known commentator. But during this appearance on Fox News today, he shows he gets what the Washington commentariat, left and right, still doesn’t.
What Donald represents to a lot of people is a last chance. If you look at lot people certainly within that part of America that just hasn’t had a voice, they’re the ones who voted for Bush and Romney and McCain and did what they’re supposed to do, but nothing ever changed for them.
And that’s the point of Trump, warts and all. And there’s lots of warts. And we don’t know exactly what he will do. But he’s different. He might actually do something. He almost certainly will do something about the overheated levels of immigration, which many think are going to destroy the country.
Who was going to take bold action? Jeb? Marco? No way. Cruz? Meh, maybe, but I think he’s a showboat who hasn’t achieved much. Certainly he could never get anyone to go along with him, while Trump the dealmaker possibly could.
Conservatives can sit around, write articles, dream of perfect worlds, and kiss Reagan’s portrait goodnight every evening before they go to sleep. But drastic steps are needed.
Sure, Trump’s not normal. And normal people aren’t going to take drastic steps.
In fact, normal people have gotten us into the craziest friggin’ mess you’ve ever seen.