Based on my theory that the Presidency is just the latest yacht that Donald Trump wants to water ski behind, eventually he's gonna get bored. It's not interesting being in government, even at the highest levels. Sure you (theoretically) can declare war on people and you get the ICBM launch codes, that's cool for a bit I suppose. But to a guy like Donald Trump, the business of government will look like unending tedium. Wrangling the small minds and big ego's of Washington's elite is a trial for the most officious, even an empty suit like Obama who has absolutely no other skills has complained about it. And then there is that whole thing of being called 'a servant'. You know that won't sit well with Donnie's gold lame lifestyle.
Bodyguards? Your own jet? Cavorting with movie stars whenever you want? Trump has all that now. No. In the end, I really believe he'll leave the race because he's bored with all the ass-kissing he has to do in order to actually win. He won't even enjoy pretending to worry about anyone but himself for that much longer.
And his supporters all have one thing in common. They want to see someone act like a 'man' in Washington. They're sick of the pandering to far left social justice dogma, and the way even the hard right of elected officials genuflect to the immigration lobby. (That really all happens because those illegals turned voters are seen as the saviors of our falling fertility rate and the need to preserve the Social Security fantasy a few more years - but that's another topic.) In short, they want Washington to "man up", on a man's terms. And Trump is the only one who really prepared to do that. They (and their advocates in the man-osphere) want our 'men' in Washington to stop acting like sobbing little girls and to end (or at least slow) the continued feminization of our society.
Which probably makes you think Carly is an odd choice for the person who will get the bulk of his support. But here's the thing about the war of the sexes. Reproduction takes into account one man, and one woman. So unlike the other social justice 'victims' of the white male patriarchy, there really is a dichotomy here. with regard to reproduction and Sex, there is a finite set of decisions where they authority is split, however unequally at a particular moment in time, between men and women. A black man can get as rich as he wants and it takes absolutely nothing away from a white man, and the inverse is equally as true. But for women to have more control over reproductive decision making, is to directly take that decision making away from men.
The worst and most graphically perverse and disgusting members of the feminist left argue nonsensical positions about the nature of human life, all for the purposes of increasing that "female only" control over reproductive decision making. That's their schtick. They don't argue it that way, but that is the argument - explained here by a man, to a mostly male audience. I could toss out any straw man about keeping men chained unconscious in some hospital basement on life support in order to facilitate the production of sperm, and there will be a number of feminists who actually think that sounds like a big improvement over today's society. Of all the political partisans involved in modern American politics, they are the most extreme, most perverse, most self deluding, and most willing to burn it all down in order to eek out a little more control for themselves.
And they utterly despise Carly Fiorina.
While Trump may be the man who most acts like the Man-osphere thinks all men should act, the person who comes next closest to fulfilling the Man-osphere's view of how American culture should look is Carly. Bush and Rubio look like cowed pansies to them. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are viewed as too political to be trustworthy. Ben Carson has something to be said for him, but the man-osphere has a big issue with the way that black partisanship has held white men accountable for problems created by and for black America, so I think that argues against him. I personally believe in a colorblind view of the world, but most people, both black and white, do not. And where politics is concerned they may be closer to correct at predicting Carson's true motives than I am.
but Carly is whip smart, speaks well, and to the man-osphere, represents the fulfillment of that old adage, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Ask Trumps most devoted supporters who their opposite number is on the political left, and you'll hear 'the feminists' much more than 'the blacks'. Those self same feminists hate Carly's pro-life position, which she argues not as 'part of the sisterhood' but from a position of morality and cold rational belief in the science of the western world.
You want to understand the nature of Trump supporters, read Chateau Heartiste - a website that 'The Derb' long ago turned me on to. They will happily spell out in a male centric way, exactly who their political and cultural enemy is. And apart from Trump, the person their enemy hates most in this race, is Carly.
The man-osphere is a reaction to the feminist movement. It's the men in America who most see their reproductive choices and political power being consumed by an ever leftward march of a society driven almost exclusively by feminine centric thinking, morality, politics and jurisprudence. And they're prepared to fight it any way they can - even by voting for a woman who more closely matches their worldview of what a woman should be.
That's my bet. Let's see what happens when 'The Donald" finally gets bored with all this.