Column: Vote Donald Trump in this year’s primary

Tyler McCluskey, Staff Reporter

How do you make America great again? You vote for Donald J. Trump of course!

The soon-to-be Republican nominee won seven states on Super Tuesday. Gaining more delegates, Trump is the sure favorite to win. To win you need 1,237 delegates, and Trump currently sits at 336. This is ahead of Ted Cruz at 234 and Marco Rubio at 113. Trump already has made himself the face of the Republican Party.

People say that he is a joke, and he is doing this for publicity. Well America, he’s actually doing something, and he actually might just be the next President of the United States.

Not so long ago, America voted into office an actor. His name? Ronald Reagan. I know Trump could be considered a reality star, but c’mon, who doesn’t love saying “You’re Fired?”

The Apprentice was a success for 14 seasons, and he gave something people could talk about and still continues to draw in media attention.

Trump is a billionaire. His net-worth, according to Forbes, is estimated around $4 billion.

He’s the wealthiest of all the candidates. Who wouldn’t want a person who has built an empire from the ground up to run our country?

In these tough economic times, he could essentially change America to being what it once was- an economic powerhouse.

Trump has been leading the polls for months and has gained more of a following, especially from celebrities. The likes of congressmen and other political figures like Sarah Palin and New Jersey’s current Gov. Chris Christie, to Kid Rock, Mike Tyson, and NASCAR CEO Brian France, and countless of other celebrities.

Trump’s media attention brings people to him and that brings more voters to the polls, which in turn, would make the party stronger than it is now.

America wants- no needs- a person like Trump: fierce, strong, and versatile in business and in politics. Already, one-third of Republicans have voted for Trump. So why stop there?

The only way Trump could be stopped by the GOP is if the candidate field drops down to two or three candidates, which would be Trump, Rubio and Cruz. But that wont happen, at least for a little while longer.

Listen, I’m not the biggest fan of some of his ideas, but I’m just a fan of how he holds true to what he believes in. He isn’t afraid to make people angry, he’s not afraid to say what he wants, he is who he is, and America needs to adopt this attitude.

All I’m saying is if you want a real leader, with a track record to prove it, then you can bet that Donald Trump is the way to go. He will “Make America Great Again.”

Tyler McCluskey is a junior journalism major. He can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].