What if Donald Trump receives the nomination and the Republican Convention speech goes like this:
The crowd is roaring as Trump takes the stage....He soaks it in, nods, smiles, waves and finally he begins.
"You know I have not taken a dime for this campaign." The crowd roars and applauds.
He nods, smiles and raises his hands to quiet the crowd.
"You loved the idea that I could not be bought." ROARS and more roars.
"I set out to prove something. And I have." ROARS and more roars.
"I want to see America Great again and I know what it will take." ROARS and more roars.
"I cannot be bought." ROARS and more roars. "But what I have proven is disturbing." The crowd murmurs. "I have proven too many Americans can be sold a line of bullshit. It is true I studied Adolf Hitler and just how he managed to get a following. And I used my own money to prove that it can be done right here in America. I tapped into your fears. The more outrageous I talked and more confidently I said I had the answers, the more you loved it. I never provided a single rational plan for how I was going to fix anything. All I had to do was be the tough guy in the room. Take over. Bully anyone who questioned or opposed me. Make fun of people. You love it!"
"I didn't need any real plans. I didn't need to show any knowledge. I just had to be the tough guy. Geez people!! Didn't you watch my show? On the apprentice if someone didn't have a clue, had no plan, and tried to BS their way, I fired them! I'm a successful businessman. We don't succeed in business that way. Do you really think this is any way to run a democracy? This country has become too short sighted and too small minded. We used to say hindsight was 20/20 but we don't even pay attention to history any more. You don't even remember that I was an admirer of Bill and Hilary Clinton not more than a decade ago.
I didn't take a dime of your money because I had something to prove. If we're going to be great again, you - the electorate - need to get involved and get smarter. You need to expect people to actually do something not just block other people from doing anything. Name one bill this last congress passed that solved anything. Name one. If you want to get something done, you have to learn to work with or work past those who disagree. But you don't keep doing the same thing over and over and over again expecting a different result.
I do not accept the nomination. This party is in shambles. You need to get dedicated to actually doing something to make this country great again. Doing something! That will require an actual plan. Hopefully now you will see you really need one."
With that Mr. Trump walks off the stage and the convention is stunned.
If he did that, I'd call the man a statesman.