http://m.insidenova.com/news/politi...030-5db1-11e5-994c-4756e895c5e8.html?mode=jqm Cortez: Hard truths about Trump on the stump 1 image Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services0 As the Donald Trump for president phenomenon continues, even the most jaded of political prognosticators notices. It’s hard not to. In Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate, Trump continued to dominate the airwaves before, during and after the event. Yes, there were some flaws in his execution. After all he was being attacked from all sides. Being the front-runner, it was expected. So Trump demonstrated his lack of knowledge of vaccines relating to autism as pointed out by Dr. Ben Carson and his extremely limited foreign policy ability. But will it be enough to derail his commanding lead? I say no. If we are brutally honest, allow me to suggest there’s a little Trump in all of us. What’s appealing is that “The Donald” has the guts to say what we won’t, but what so many think regarding immigration, international business and politics. Wendy Maurer, the Republican Rock Hill candidate for Stafford County supervisor knows. She sponsored a Ukrainian student in 2011, helping her get an H-IB visa. She can relate to the expensive, emotional and legally challenging aspects of immigration. “Trump’s answers on immigration were the most comprehensive,” Mauer concluded. “Looking at all aspects of the immigration challenge, we do need to stop the hemorrhaging of illegal immigrants.” Profound words from a worthy candidate who would bring needed compassion and intellectual capacity to the Stafford board. Barbara Cledes, a Stafford resident off Ole Forge Road, suggested that Trump continues to set the tone for all conservative candidates and gave a solid performance. “His boldness is what continues to impress we who are tired of establishment politicians,” she stated. Trump’s poll numbers continue to suggest the nation appreciates a man whose Make America Great Again mantra hits home. What isn’t appreciated are the actions of former Secretary Hillary Clinton during the Benghazi debacle and her email cover-up. The mega question is will she still be the Democratic nominee? Trumpmania should but isn’t totally embraced by establishment conservatives, whose lack of leadership cost Republicans Virginia’s top three offices in Richmond and both U.S. Senate seats. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who I must admit was my first choice on the Republican side of the house, has been a disappointment and continues to be defined by Trump as low energy. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ted Cruz and Carson were less than impressive during the debate. And former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Rand Paul gave equally dismal performances. Trump’s been called a narcissist, an egotist and a RINO, but still his numbers climb. I’m beginning to think the only person who can derail the Trump train is former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Ask former Senate candidate Oliver North. He found out the hard way. Why I appreciate and could even vote for Trump if he is the nominee, is the tough love he firmly delivers to the nation regarding immigration and support of our military. Yes….build the fence. Ignore idiots like UNIVISON’s Jorge Ramos who does not represent millions of hard working proud Americans of Hispanic descent who have fought for our nation, like my uncles in WWII and my Vietnam brothers or my son serving today. We, who have legally established businesses while having compassion for the undocumented, we, like Trump, resent the illegal immigrant who feloniously violates our laws, rapes or murders our children and, in my case, my godson who was murdered by an illegal immigrant drug runner decades ago. Yes Donald Trump…you are speaking for me. Keep on talking.