Trump’s visit to Mexico on Wednesday was like a quarterback throwing up a Hail Mary pass on 3rd and long. It was a mix of desperation and supreme confidence. He went to Mexico City at the invitation of President Peña Nieto. Many people, including loyal supporters questioned the wisdom of the move. It was thought that President Nieto would dress him down on national TV. He had after all, claimed Trump was another Hitler or Mussolini. Trump was not deterred and went down where he was received quite graciously and cordially. Afterwords, they held a short joint press conference where both stressed that both countries had common ground and both promised to work with the other to achieve common goals. The world watched as the GOP candidate stood as an equal to a world leader. He came away having impressed even his detractors. Touchdown, Donald Trump.
I’m not his biggest fan, but Trump showed me something Wednesday. He showed me that he’s willing to do the hard things, he’s willing to put his candidacy on the line. Meanwhile, Hillary has been MIA for most of the past fortnight. She hasn’t even gone to Louisiana after both Trump and President Obama went. Baton Rouge should be mostly dry by now, will she ever go? Trump went into politically as hostile territory for a high risk, high reward move that paid off. Hillary showed me something too, she is not willing to do even the not so hard things, and no one will remember what she did on Wednesday, only what she didn’t do. Trump is going for the end zone, meanwhile Hillary is playing the prevent defense. Anybody who watches football knows how that usually turns out.