Wayne Allyn Root was the Libertarian Party’s candidate for vice-president in 2008. Since he has since returned to the Republican Party, IPR rarely covers his activites or writings. However, I’ve made an exception here because he is discussing that candidacy.
Posted to Townhall
August 6, 2015
Advice to Donald Trump From a Fellow Big-Mouthed New York Businessman & Politician
I’m sure the top political consultants and experts in the world are all advising Donald Trump to “tone it down” and “act Presidential” at tonight’s first GOP Presidential debate. They’re telling him not to be a bomb thrower…not to offend anyone…not to be controversial…not to respond to fire with fire. They’re telling him to play down his bigger-than-life personality. I’m sure they want him to play nice…and show his willingness to compromise.
This fellow New Yorker and big-mouthed businessman and politician has a response to that professional advice: Tell them to go to hell!
My advice should matter, simply because I’ve been there before. And my test run (on a much smaller scale) proves all the experts are wrong.
America wants a Bullworth. America wants a politician tells the truth…that tells it like it is…that offends…that isn’t afraid to hurt feelings…who tools the dice…who throws caution and political correctness to the wind. In short Trump is wining because he is the opposite of what the experts want him to become.
Once upon a time, a bombastic, controversial, confident, outspoken, opinionated, tell-it-like-it-is, bigger than life New York businessman ran for President. He was a complete political newcomer and novice. He was an Ivy League educated, but with a cocky New York street fighter attitude. He knew business, the economy and how to create jobs. He despised the socialist policies of Obama and had the chutzpah and audacity to question Obama’s college background. He warned America that Obama would badly damage the economy.
He was also known for his success in the gaming industry and reality television. He had no filter. His personality was that of a bull in a china shop. You might describe him as RELENTLESS. He ran his campaign almost by himself. He wrote his own policies and speeches.
And no one thought he had a snowball’s chance in hell of winning his party’s nomination.
No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. The guy I’m talking about ran for the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2008. His name was Wayne Allyn Root. That’s me. And despite no background or name recognition in national politics of any kind… I parlayed all of those Trump-like personality traits into the Libertarian Vice Presidential nomination.
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