Trump’s campaign light begins to flicker

All it took for Howard Dean to be forced out of the race for president was a caucus-night scream in 2004. Those were good times for off-the-wall moments.

Dean later told David Letterman the so-called “I have a scream” speech was a “crazy, red-faced rant.”

It takes more to be considered “unhinged” in Iowa now, but Donald Trump met the new standard last night. Easily.

In a 90-minute rant, he called the news media scum — an obvious applause line — and then asked “how stupid are people of Iowa?”

It was the right question.

His speech came hours after he described Ben Carson as pathological, comparing him to a child molester.

In concluding his 90-minute speech, Trump promised to unify the country.

Here’s the full speech

  • Jeff

    My Trump tolerance is zero so I didn’t watch much, but I’m guessing this only reinforces his image as a plain-speaking, non-politician which appeals to people who don’t really care much about content and stupid people everywhere.

  • Rob

    Trump: an excellent choice for Ranter-in – Chief

  • Jack Ungerleider

    I’ve been saying for a couple of weeks that it looks like Trump wants out. He tried first with a statement that “the world would be 100% better off if Saddam and Gaddafi were still in power.” That didn’t work so last night it seems he went “all in” on the crazy to the point of violating the 1st commandment of Saint Reagan, “Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.”

  • Gary F

    i can here Fonzi’s motorcycle revving.

    • Jeff R.

      …I’ll get the shark…

  • Veronica

    I’ve long thought that Trump’s campaign is a piece of performance art and Carson’s is a Ponzi scheme

  • lindblomeagles

    Donald Trump’s campaign is an illustration of just how indecisive the Republican National Party is, and how we, as a country, still haven’t been able to define what a politician should and should not do. Donald Trump is not a politician. He never, ever, had any real idea of what to do if elected. All he did was do what a substantial number of the Republican Party has been doing, which, among other things, is resent growing numbers of Hispanic citizens; scoff at Americans seeking economic, educational, political, and social fairness; fear international terrorists who are hiding behind a religious name in order to gain patriotic support for a nationalist guerilla war; jeer President Barack Obama; and hold Senator Eugene McCarthy like hearings from an election podium to question the veracity of other Republicans. Trump’s flame is flickering because anger ISN’T politics, venom doesn’t unite (even among Republicans), and rounding up all the people who don’t agree with you REQUIRES dictatorship. An uneasiness takes over Republican members because it starts to dawn on them that if you don’t have a politician to vote into office, you don’t really have a sustainable plan to stay in charge UNLESS you become a dictator. The party probably will come to a similar conclusion about Ben Carson; that despite all of his rhetoric, Carson, like Trump, has no real plan. He’s just another angry guy packaging his message in a different manner than Trump. He doesn’t really know how to improve the economy or negotiate with Russia, or heal a divided nation. And how could he when he and Trump have not spent any time working with others to address local, state, or national issues?