The Trump Revelation
October 24, 2012 8 Comments
A few days ago Donald Trump said he was going to reveal something on Wednesday that could affect the Presidential race. That’s today, and now reports are trickling out that what he’s revealing are…un-filed divorce papers drawn up by Michelle Obama.
Let’s see, how will this affect the Presidential race?
1) If the news is entirely comprised of the fact that the Obamas once had marital troubles, but worked through them, this mostly gets an “Awwwwww!” from all the female voters out there. Advantage: Obama.
2) But, you say, divorce papers usually have juicy stuff inside them. After all it was the contents of, not the fact of, leaked divorce papers that (mysteriously!) took down two of Obama’s prior electoral rivals. So what could be in these divorce papers? There aren’t that many possibilities, really.
2a) Infidelity: Obama cheated with another woman. How will people react? ‘He’s a player! We never realized! This makes him Clinton-esque!’ Advantage: Obama.
2b) Homosexuality: Obama, confirming certain rumors, is a closet homosexual, or at least was into the homosexual ‘scene’ back in Chicago (but gave it up?). This is a BIG wild-card, but I have to think that if it actually came out, in the end the story would be: ‘Obama is even more Diverse than we thought. He has really lived the whole Minority experience in every dimension! Such a Compelling Life Story!’ Advantage: wild-card, but I’m saying Obama.
2c) Um, something like ‘emotional coldness’ or a related complaint leading to ‘irreconcilable differences’? This actually seems like the most realistic read of the Obamas’ marriage. And it could, I imagine, hurt him with some female voters. But I’m skeptical that a Michelle Obama would have drawn up divorce papers on such a basis at that time.
So we shall see, but my baseline expectation has to be that the Trump Revelation – if it reveals anything tangible at all – will only help Obama win re-election.
UPDATE: It’s seeming like this isn’t even what it was, so I was duped. Unless I’ve just missed the news somehow. But all I’m seeing is something about a ‘reward’ *boggle*