Trump Has Little Time to Straighten His Campaign Message

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has taken his strategy of off-the-cuff remarks and thinks average Americans will know what he really means. If any presidential candidate needed close management and a teleprompter anytime he opened his mouth, Trump is the poster child. His campaign message is lost in bluster.

Trump is in yet another deep hole, by not releasing his tax returns and blaming it on the IRS audit. Hillary and Bill’s had nothing explosive in them and they paid around 34 percent in taxes.

The Donald is quickly fading into the sunset like an old baseball pitcher. He simply cannot stay on message with so much he could address that would change his fortunes overnight. Hillary’s handlers have brilliantly focused on Trump’s liabilities leaving her record ignored.

For instance, Judicial Watch recently released 300 damning pages, through the Freedom of Information law. Those pages clearly provide FBI documents that reveal top IRS officials knew about the targeting of conservative groups two years before disclosing it to Congress. There was never any serious investigation of these findings by Obama’s appointed Attorney General.

trump pursuing trivia over substance.
Trump pursuing trivia over substance.

Hypothetical Situations Trump Could Use

Here are some hypothetical situations that Trump could easily have used to show Hillary Clinton is not fit to be president.

Once again, the FBI produced rock solid evidence of a felony crime and it goes on to die a thousand deaths at the Justice Department. Why is that Hillary? … and is this your vision of justice with your campaign promise your presidency will be Obama’s third term?”

Where are the definitive issues in Trump’s tool chest? He ranting about a Gold Star family while Hillary’s entire political life and the Clinton Foundation lay dormant in Trump’s egotistical mind. There is not one iota of deeper, more informative facts that should be laid out in a calm and determined presentation.

Here is another Trump to Clinton hypothetical in a debate scenario; Top IRS officials Lois Lerner and Holly Paz knew that agents were targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny as early as 2011, and Judicial Watch uncovered what Obama’s Justice Department chose to ignore. Why is that Hillary?”

… and why the same deception in the well documented corruption and lies by AG Eric Holder and his operation to provide illegal gun-running (Fast and Furious) that resulted in the death of a border agent. Where is the justice in that case, Hillary? I can go on and on about deep corruption and deceit throughout this presidents tenure you say you will build on if elected.”

Trump Campaign Message Could Hit Hillary Hard

The bombastic real estate mogul is ignoring hard facts he could deliver fact after fact in a story-telling approach. That would engage the many skeptical likely voters who need to understand the dangers of a Hillary presidency. There is so much political fodder in the IRS dirty tricks against conservatives they can relate to. Trump must concentrate and pound away at Hillary’s background and her “more of the same” pledge, with his teleprompter buzzing away.

Trump could fill his speeches with factual detail that average Americans do not know about or the mainstream media chose not to release. Why isn’t he revealing that, according to the docs obtained by Judicial Watch, Paz, a senior member of the IRS, was informed in the spring of 2011 that agents in Cincinnati had put out “Be On the Look Out” guides to flag “cases using the tea party term.”

These are huge facts that cannot be denied by Hillary Clinton. Judicial Watch reported, “Cincinnati was categorizing cases based on name and ideology, not just activity.” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “These new smoking-gun documents show Obama FBI and Justice Department had plenty of evidence suggesting illegal targeting, perjury, and obstruction of justice. Both the FBI and Justice Department collaborated with Lois Lerner and the IRS to try to prosecute and jail Barack Obama’s political opponents. These FBI documents show the resulting compromised investigation looked the other way when it came to Obama’s IRS criminality.”

Time Is Running Out Mr. Trump

Time is running out Mr. Trump, and you better right your ship immediately, taking whatever means you can to stop the childish insults and mindlessness . If not, you can join Barry Goldwater, the GOPs nominee in 1964, who was destroyed by Lyndon Johnson by epic proportions. The history books will not be kind to a man who couldn’t build a campaign, just buildings.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.