DONALD TRUMP, AUTHOR
He is the publisher’s dream. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has already written 15 books, has 7 million Twitter followers and is an instantly recognizable brand name symbolizing glitter, money, power and political prowess. And of course he has a book arriving in late October about his bodacious campaign for president.
Not since the ‘Art of the Deal’ have I had this much fun writing a book,” Mr. Trump says, referencing one of his previous bestsellers.
But he better hop to it. The new book doesn’t even have a title yet, though it will be published in four weeks by Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, and the publisher of, among others, Dick Cheney, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove. But a title-less state has happened before on the campaign trail. Hillary Clinton’s 2014 memoir “Hard Choices” remained nameless for months — though it was marketed as the “Hillary Clinton Memoir” nonetheless. Pre-sales reached a million copies.
Mr. Trump’s book sounds characteristically monumental, in the meantime. The publisher notes that the author “will outline how a crippled America could be restored to greatness,” concentrating on the economy, CEO salaries, taxes, healthcare, education, national security, social issues and immigration reform.
“Donald Trump has proven again and again how hungry audiences are for new ideas an unabashed opinions. This will be the must read book of the year,” says Louise Burke, president of Threshhold. either dance around the issue or make light of it. Not good. But like any blight, the matter needs a strong detergent to make it go away.
“Hillary Clinton: Come clean or get out,” advises Ron Fournier, a veteran political columnist at National Journal. “If the Democratic Party cares to salvage a sliver of moral authority, its leaders and early state voters need to send Hillary Rodham Clinton an urgent message: Come clean or get out. Stop lying and deflecting about how and why you stashed State Department email on a secret server — or stop running.”
Mr. Fournier adds, “Oft-burned Americans understand that a policy agenda is a collection of promises. If they can’t count on Clinton to be honest, they can’t count on her to keep her word about income inequality, jobs, health care, and the environment.” Rick Santorum managed to win Iowa in 2012 with a total campaign budget that was probably less than what the Walker campaign spends on toner. Bobby Jindal’s poll numbers are hovering around the margin of error, and he’s still around,” he continues.
“At the end of the day, Walker is still a conservative Republican who won three elections in a row in a blue state, including the only incumbent victory in the entire history of gubernatorial recall elections in the United States. He passed union-busting bills, a concealed carry law, and a 20-week abortion ban. Nothing is like running for president of the United States, but he knows something about campaigning for office and winning elections. No matter how you slice it, he is still a credible presidential candidate,” Mr. Gobry declares.