Can Trump Win?
By: Bill O'ReillyJanuary 7, 2016
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Perhaps for the first time in memory, the left-wing media and the Republican Party establishment agree on something.

It would be bad if Donald Trump is the GOP presidential nominee.

The liberal media simply despises Mr. Trump because he openly mocks their values - or lack thereof.

And the Republicans do not believe Trump can defeat Hillary Clinton. 

So let's take a look at that question.

The latest poll out of New Hampshire done by a Democratic crew says Trump leads in the Granite State with 29%:

  • Rubio 15%
  • Christie 11%
  • Kasich 11%
  • Cruz 10%
  • Jeb Bush 10%

Talking Points believes Donald Trump will win the New Hampshire primary on February 9th.

In Iowa, Ted Cruz may win but Trump will be competitive.

In South Carolina, Trump is far ahead.

And then you come to Super Tuesday, which is impossible to call right now.

The big thing holding Trump back is his unfavorable rating.

According to a CNN poll, 57% of American adults, not necessarily voters, do not like Mr. Trump and that includes 27% of Republican folks.

Despite that, Trump continues to dominate the national GOP polling.

The reason for that is that many Americans are fed up with what has happened to America.

They're tired of standard politicians lying to them and they believe Trump will blow up the system.

But there's more.  

In a Wall Street Journal column today, Daniel Henninger puts forth that political correctness has alienated so many Americans that the anti-PC guy Trump is acceptable no matter what he says.

Mr. Henninger points to phrases like "gender neutral," "diverse," "inclusive," "multi-culturalism," "racism," "sexism" and on and on.

I don't know about you but I'm fed up with that garbage because it is used to hurt people.

The politically correct crowd often fires vile accusations towards those they don't like.

Folks who oppose gay marriage are homophobic.

People who want a responsible welfare program are anti-poor.

Americans who believe that the enormous out of wedlock African-American birth rate is hurting the country are anti-black.

This is vile stuff and clear-thinking Americans know it.

Thus, when a guy like Trump attacks the politically correct madness, he gains devoted followers.

The truth is that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination, but he will have to moderate his tone a bit and he will have to get more specific in his problem-solving vision. 

But I believe he's got a chance and if he does win, it will be the most incredible political upset in history. 

And that's the memo.