Republican presidential candidate Andy Martin says that Tuesday night in Dubuque, Iowa Donald Trump may have crossed the Rubicon from candidate/politician to president. Andy says that Trump’s news conferences and speeches, while still flawed, are improving markedly. Trump’s manner of handling the hooliganism of Jorge Ramos showed Trump is growing into the presidential role, much as Ronald Reagan did after February 23, 1980 when he asserted his rights as a candidate. Andy is also proud to announce he is hoping to combine his “letters” on the campaign into a book, and has started looking for a publisher.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Republican presidential candidate and author Andy Martin says Tuesday night in Dubuque, Iowa, Donald Trump “crossed the Rubicon” from politician to president
Andy says that Trump had his “Ronald Reagan moment” when he refused to be bullied by Jorge Ramos of Univision
In the third of his “Letters From the 2016 Presidential Campaign” Andy explains why Ramos’ boorish behavior may boomerang
Andy announces a new book project, “Blue Collar Billionaire: Donald Trump’s quest for the presidency”
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(New York)(August 26, 2015) Dear American:
As I started writing this letter after Donald Trump’s Dubuque speech, preparing to present my take on Trump’s “Ronald Reagan moment,” I kept monitoring the cable channels. Don Lemon and Douglas Brinkley on CNN had the same reaction I did. CNN played the clip from February 23, 1980 when candidate Ronald Reagan grabbed a microphone and asserted his control over a campaign event (please see link  below). Reagan was on his way to the White House.
Jorge Ramos, a pompous anchor of Univision, went to a Trump news conference, being held before a Trump speech in Dubuque, to create a disturbance (please see links  below).
First of all, it is important to note that Univision clearly and indisputably breached a contract with Trump. Second, because a lawsuit is pending between Trump and Univision, the parties are strictly speaking not supposed to meet without lawyers present. So Trump can legitimately refuse to interact with Univision employees while the lawsuit is pending.
Ramos was there to create a media moment, and he did. When Trump called on another reporter Ramos stood up and started delivering a diatribe. Trump had Ramos ejected for being rude and obstreperous.
In 1980, Reagan crossed the line from candidate to president when he asserted his control of the microphone at a campaign event. August 25th, Trump crossed the same line from candidate to president.
If you watch Trump’s speeches it is impossible to ignore his constant improvement both in delivering a speech and in conducting a news conference. Tuesday night he looked presidential in answering questions. When Ramos tried to disrupt the news conference, Trump calmly had him removed. After his trip to the penalty box Ramos was allowed to return. He got to ask a series of questions while still continuing to pontificate.
Let me start by explaining a developing bias on my part. I have watched the Black Lives Matter group disrupt political meetings and I don’t like it one bit, even though I deeply believe in the underlying theme that Black Lives Matter.
Likewise, I am growing weary of endless threats from Hispanics/Latinos to disrupt the 2016 presidential election by voting for candidates who support Latino demands that the United States surrender its sovereignty and allow uncontrolled illegal immigration.
Increasingly I see the matter the way many attendees at Trump events must see the Latino disruptions. What gives you the right to demand a right to break our laws? If you are a legally registered voter, i.e. a citizen, then your loyalty is to American law, not Mexico, Central America or anywhere else in the world. The idea that U. S. citizens are agitating for people from another country to be allowed to violate our laws is deeply disturbing to me as I believe it is to every loyal American. Yes, loyal American. My loyalty is to the red, white and blue, not the nations from whence my family came in earlier generations. I am very proud of my heritage, but I claim no right for people from my heritage countries to come here and break the law.
The media deride the feelings of Trump supporters. I think Trump is being truthful and authentic when he says he loves Hispanics. But as a potential president he realizes respect for the law is a cornerstone of American citizenship and American strength. And of a winning campaign. When Jorge Ramos stood up and started acting like an ass, instead of a journalist, and started delivering a speech and demanding to be heard, I was not impressed. I am very much not impressed by people who find Ramos’s behavior acceptable.
It is about time to remind Latinos/Hispanics that when they were either born here or took the oath of allegiance to the United States, they surrendered all loyalty to their former countries, and they should start acting as Americans instead of as foreign agents.
Trump played beautifully against Ramos’ boorishness. In fact, if Trump could have paid Ramos to deliver Ramos’ act, he should have done so.
I well remember the same liberal media types that used to call Reagan a “movie actor” and are now deriding Trump. The American people do not like media arrogance and yes, they don’t even like media arrogance and corruption when it is delivered by Fox News (see below for my upcoming analysis of the Trump/Kelly drama).
Trump still has to up his game as a speaker. He may think he is a great speaker but he has a lot to learn. He can speak without notes; that’s great. But he needs to deliver his ideas more concisely and more crisply. His speeches have improved markedly and if he keeps improving he will be very formidable as we move into September.
But Mr. Trump is learning to be a president. He proved that to me in Dubuque, Iowa, a town I know well. President Reagan, meet president-in-the making Donald Trump.
Some news from Andy about his campaign:
When I announced my own campaign for the Republican presidential nomination I made it clear I did not expect to win. Rather, I am advancing a series of agendas in which I passionately believe, such as preserving the New Hampshire primary, protecting the memory of Alexander Hamilton and other issues. If someone wants to invite me to a debate or meeting or speech, I am happy to appear as a candidate. If not, well, I am not going to “Pull a Ramos” and try to disrupt an event. I have serious issues which motivate me, not the least of which is a strong desire to see that the Mexican-American candidate for president, Jeb Bush, is not nominated. And, like Donald Trump, I am enjoying myself. Immensely.
I have spent my entire life “in the arena,” on the playing field. But I am primarily not a player, I am a writer and analyst, if a clandestine one at that. Over the past few days, as I have watched the Trump campaign unfold I have thought, “there is a great book in all of this.” Whether Trump wins or loses he has changed the course of America, forever. So I am hoping to take the letters I am writing, of which this is one, and combining them into a book, “Blue Collar Billionaire: Donald Trump’s quest for the presidency.”
My book on Barack Obama (see below) became the original bible on “Barry O.” I knew Obama from the streets of Chicago, I knew him as no one else did. And I have known Trump or watched him for 36 or 37 years, when I approved his first lease as he moved from Queens into Manhattan into a condominium where I served on the board of directors.
I have started looking for a publisher and an expanded budget. I will remain a candidate into next year, until the Republican nominee is chosen, whom I will almost certainly support (unless it is Bush). And I will also be active as a writer on the campaign trail. Please wish me well.
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Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-seven years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm
Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).
He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.
Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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