Let me make a post-Las Vegas Republican debate prediction: After beating Hillary Clinton like a drum, Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States.
At this point, it’s become pretty clear that only Donald Trump can defeat Donald Trump. And despite what at times has appeared to be his best efforts to do just that, his support only seems to be getting stronger and wider.
Newt Gingrich is fond of saying that real change requires real change. Hard to imagine any more real change than putting “TRUMP” over the North Portico entrance of the White House.
Of course, the Republican establishment hates the idea. But after electing and re-electing Barack Obama by shoving John McCain and Mitt Romney down our throats, who cares?
Liberals also hate the notion. But then again, liberals are the only ones who don’t want to make America great again, so who cares?
Of course, if I’m right then those of us who are supporting other candidates in the GOP primary are gonna have to settle for consolation prizes. But that’s OK.
Because of his inexperience in government, President Trump is going to need to surround himself with good, strong, competent people. And to fill out such a Trump administration you really don’t have to look much further than his primary opponents.
First, it’s abundantly clear that Dr. Ben Carson should be Trump’s running mate. He, too, is an outsider and the quiet ying to Trump’s boisterous yang. Plus, whenever Trump comes up with an idea that causes people to say, “You need to have your head examined,” who best to perform such an examination than a world-renowned brain surgeon, right?
OK, as for the rest of the administration, consider this…
Attorney General: Ted Cruz
Secretary of State: Marco Rubio
Secretary of Treasury: John Kasich
Secretary of Education: Jeb Bush
Secretary of Labor: Scott Walker
Secretary of Commerce: Carly Fiorina
Department of Homeland Security: Chris Christie
Department of Interior: Rand Paul
Department of Health and Human Services: Mike Huckabee
Department of Energy: Bobby Jindal
Department of Transportation: Jim Gilmore
Department of Interior: Rick Perry
Department of Housing and Urban Development: George Pataki
Department of Transportation: Rick Santorum
Now, there’s a team that can make America great again!
Also, if we’re truly going to embrace real change, our military needs to get off defense and go on offense. As such, we should change the name of the Department of Defense back to the Department of War and have Congress declare war on radical Islamic terrorists.
And nobody, but nobody, makes war like the Marines, right? So Trump’s Secretary of War should be retired Marine Corps Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis - the “most beloved and feared military leader in modern history” and the living embodiment of the phrase “No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy.”
That’s a guy who knows how to win. So let it be written; so let it be done.
Chuck Muth is publisher of www.NevadaNewsandViews.com. You can read additional columns and/or contact him at www.MuthsTruths.com