Trump vs Obama in 3D Chess: The Queen's Gambit Declined?
At first I thought it was a joke. Donald Trump wants to be President? Really? That’s like oh, say, Pamela Anderson running for President. Except that Ms. Anderson is far less fake.
He has never run for office before, though in 1999 he did from an exploratory committee to decide whether to run for President — as the Reform Party candidate. Can anyone say deja vu? He has been married three times, had at least one child out of wedlock, and yet this is the man that the ‘party of Christian morality’ is thinking of backing?
He has no obvious qualifications for office. The only thing that has kept him from crashing repeatedly and spectacularly to the ground over excessive risk in his business is the network of cronies he has built to help him navigate (read: manipulate) tax codes and real estate laws and tenant protection laws, and who were willing to put up their money repeatedly to bail him out. I would assume this means he knows where the bodies are buried.
I don’t think candidate Trump’s bid for office is a joke anymore, though, now that we find him seriously vying for first place with a campaign based on birtherism so extreme even some birthers are rolling their eyes. The Presidents grandparents faked his birth certificate so that they could claim the welfare on him years down the line? C’mon, really? That’s the best you can do?
There have been semi-serious jokes about Obama being a grand master three dimensional chess master (for the purposes of this article, we'll call him Black) ever since he started running for office, but I’ve got to tell you, whoever the shadowy puppet master of the GOP is (we'll call him White) this strikes me as an amazingly interesting gambit on his part.Continued on the next page